As A Man Thinks

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7

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THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN

If you think you’re beaten, you are.

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,

It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll loss, you’re lost.

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will.

It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are.

You’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man.

But sooner or late, the man who wins,

Is the man who thinks he can.

(W.D. Wintle)

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I bought a cross-stitch piece at an estate sale which contained this poem. So much truth. We will attempt nothing unless we suspect we can.

When you stand on the scales, do you think it’s possible to lose that extra weight?  When you try on that special outfit that just a little tight and if you lose 10 pounds, you can wear it proudly. Do you think you can?

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7

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Listen More, Eat Less

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Lord, You said for me to listen more. I want to hear You. Do I fast today in order to hear You? I’m not hungry now, but last night at supper I had to fight the urge to eat more and more.

 

My child, just eat less today. Judge how much you eat by your hunger. Eat less, listen more. Continue reading Listen More, Eat Less

Weight Loss, Seeking God’s Presence

IMG_6785 “Seeking God’s Presence for Weight Loss” is a new weight loss support group starting at our church. I think this name may be too long, do you have another suggestion? Let me know.

It’s exciting to have another opportunity to share with others how God delivered me with a 90+lbs. weight loss. Can’t wait to start the class next Sunday.

Drum roll please. . . . Lesson plans and worksheets are in the process of being written now by yours truly. If you’d like a copy, just let me know. Continue reading Weight Loss, Seeking God’s Presence

Road Trip & God’s Humor

Last week Hubby decided we should take a road trip to the World’s Longest Yard Sale on Highway 127. It starts in Gadsden, Alabama and ends in Michigan. The 127 Yard Sale,  World’s Longest Yard Sale, is 690 miles long and spans 6 states. It’s held every year the first weekend of August. Continue reading Road Trip & God’s Humor

Blessings Journal

 

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Remember this song?

“Count your many blessings.  Name them one by one.         Count your many blessings.      See what God Has done.”

How often do you get over loaded and burdened with the struggles of life? Do you notice your blessings? Have your struggles and disappointments overwhelmed you? Stress can be caused by just looking at what you see. Wish I had a dollar for every time God spoke these words to my heart as I looked at what I saw and became over stressed. Continue reading Blessings Journal

Discouraged

“Discouraged” was written last month. Today is  day 5 of victory. ________________________

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My child, as you proceed, you will grow in confidence. As you learn, you will grow in confidence.

Am I too skinny?

My child, focus on obedience to Me and allow Me to be in control. I will decide where your weight needs to be. Continue reading Discouraged

My Fall

 

 

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Bicycle Fall May 2011

Every now and then we fall. This picture is from a bicycle fall in May 2011. My weight loss plan then was to ride a bicycle to lose weight and get in shape.

With that fall, I got in a shape alright, ended up in surgery with added cadaver bone, 7 screws, a metal plate, physical therapy, and two months in a wheelchair. I think I’d call that “in a shape”.

Just recently I had a spiritual fall. It didn’t hurt as much physically, except Continue reading My Fall

Focus, My Child

 

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Lord, I ate all the seafood last night. Well, I think I did leave one bite, but I lost my focus. Now this morning I’m bloated. How can I lose weight eating like this? What do I do? Do I start over again since I ate all the seafood?

Wait until you are hungry before you eat again.  You didn’t eat all the meal, only the seafood. My child, I want you to hunger for Me.

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This week’s magazine promise. Yea, right!

Lord, do I give up breaded fried foods too?

My child, it won’t hurt you.

Lord, I’ve already given up sweets.

My child, I gave up ALL for you. Do you think giving up fried foods or sweets is too much for you to sacrifice?

Sigh. No, Sir.

Then do it. Remember . . . focus on My Presence, not your food.

Yes Sir.

Renew your focus. Keep looking at Me. Your mistake at last night’s supper was not eating the food. No,  it started when you looked at the food and your heart filled with desire. I want you to desire Me more than your food. Desire Me, My child, and you will be blessed beyond your comprehension, more than a seafood meal.

Yes Sir. Help me keep my eyes on You and Your will with all I say and do, including the food I eat.

Lord, I’m having company for supper and serving their favorite- fried pork chops. What do I eat?

My child, I will lead you at that moment in time. I want your focus not on meal planning, but rather on seeking Me- My Presence. Focus on Me and I will lead you to your victory.

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
                                                   For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV

So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. Philippians 3:15-16   The Message

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  1. Focusing on God’s Presence
  2. Home of Grace picking up donations
  3. Friends calling and coming to eat supper with us.
  4. Got patio washed off.
  5. Feeling peaceful

 

Victory, Weight Loss, & Blessings

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Go to God for victory.

Lord, I read my food journal and realized I had peach cobbler with ice cream without thinking. It was only two spoonful’s, but none the less it was dessert. I thought I had made it 9 days without desserts. Lost my victory. Continue reading Victory, Weight Loss, & Blessings

Losing Weight & Blessings

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He even helps with losing weight.

Day 1- Lord, I think I over ate at supper. I know I did. How will my reach my weight loss goal if I keep this up? I wanted to eat everything. It was hard not to.  I was hungry and could have inhaled it. But extra food won’t help me with losing weight. And I know I need to drink more water, but that’s hard for me too. Continue reading Losing Weight & Blessings