7:30AM  weight ###  /  8:15 AM weight #### down  1 lb. – Yea!!! /   8:30AM weight ### up 1 lb. – Huh?/ 8:35AM weight # up 2 lbs. from 7:30AM???  WHAT???? . . .  All I did was take a shower and brush my teeth!!!!!  How can this  possibly be????? Continue reading GOD LAUGHS AT MY SCALES!


“My child, lay aside that self-help book, it will not help you. My Book will help you! You will find the answers you are seeking in My Book.”

“Yes sir.”

“My child, . . . do ye still not know that I love thee so? It is My love that will deliver you. There is no self-help book that will bring you freedom and deliverance from your bondage, only My book will. Look no more for your answers in man written books, but choose My book. I will be your deliverance.”

Continue reading THE PATH OF FREEDOM


“Lord, how wonderful it is! How thankful I am! Lord, I am bowing before You again. You Lord, have mercy for me yet again. For this, I offer praise unto You!”

At age 601/2, I am finally going to defeat this enemy of the extra weight that so easily besets me. Yep, the saddlebags  and the bondage of overeating banished forever through the power of the Holy Spirit!

“Lord, I know You are my only hope of freedom! Diets don’t work, not for me! I either won’t or rather don’t stick to a diet or an exercise program. Lord, You are my only hope. I am coming before You, laying down the sacrifice of all my extra snacks and sweets on Your holy altar as my ‘sin’ offering.”

( “My child, I gave My life already as a sacrifice for your sins. Sacrifice is not required from you, My child, what I desire from you is your love and your obedience.”)

1 Samuel 15:22 NKJV:  So Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight  in burnt offerings  and sacrifices, as in obeying  the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.


Joshua and Caleb, as in Numbers 13
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      . . . Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.   Philippians:6 NKJV

     My child, I will finish what I have started. No matter how many times you turn away, I will draw you back – for I ALWAYS, ALWAYS get the glory! Defeat does not bring Me glory; therefore, I have planned for you VICTORY! Victory, My child, is coming! Continue reading LOOK FOR THE VICTORY!


     Last spring, I started riding a bicycle to get physically fit. Then on May 16, 2011, I had a serious bicycle wreck. As a result, I ended up with surgery, seven screws and a plate, two months in a wheelchair, and several months of physical therapy. I am now released from the doctor, but I still walk with a serious limp and a cane for support. So much for getting physically fit! Continue reading BEGINNING A NEW WALK!!!


The Sermon of the Beatitudes (1886-96) by Jame...
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  BASED ON THE BEATITUDES    By Pastor Rick Warren

Principal 1: Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable (Step one*).

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.”   Matthew 5:3

Principal 2: Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover (Step Two*).

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Continue reading THE ROAD TO RECOVERY


Amazing Grace
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     I have sung this song many times in church without even thinking about it. We are guilty of only singing the first two verses or just the chorus. I am guilty of just singing the words automatically in autopilot without even considering the words. But now, now that I have read these words, I realize just how powerful they are! This song is not just a “church” song, but it is “my life” song! Could it also your “life song”? Take the time to read all these words to the end for yourself. Let them speak to you now!                                                       

                                                       “Amazing grace

                  Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me!

                     I once was lost but now I’m found; was blind but now I see!

               ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.

                      How precious did that grace appear; the hour I first believed.

      My chains are gone, I’ve been set free! My God, my Savior has ransomed me!

                And like a flood His mercy reigns; unending love, amazing grace!

                 The Lord has promised good to me! His word, my hope secures!

                       He will my shield and portion be; as long as life endures.

   My chains are gone, I’ve been set free! My God, my Savior has ransomed me!

               And like a flood His mercy reigns, unending love, amazing grace!

              The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine.

                   But God, who called me here below, will be forever mine……

                                          You are forever mine!

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