March 24, 2010


I'm sticking to it!!!!...well, for the third day in a row anyway. I am trying to lose the 50 pounds I've wanted to lose for the last...well, forever. I am going to go with Denise Austin's advice for walking 12 miles a week and also doing her workouts (12-minute sessions). So far I've done them, and I am actually stiff muscled so it must be doing something! : ) Today was tough! I biked 3 miles and the 1-1/2 miles back against the wind was NOT FUN.

I'm trying to stick to my tithing too! That also is not going to be easy because this is a tough pay period once again. We've got way more expenses than money...always!!! What is with that???

The work in my house is so sickening! When, oh when, will the girls stop dropping EVERYTHING on the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot stand a mess anymore. I want so much to be able do the deeper down cleaning like wall washing, windows, and cupboard washing, but I am just constantly sweeping and picking up toys. Ugh! is my theme today. Not much else of interest in my head right now. Sorry! Until next time....get to work!!! : )

March 2, 2010


Praise the Lord, He's still talking to me! They say if your conscience does not bother you, be very worried! Well, I do have to say thank you to Pastor Mike for the Sunday before last's sermon on tithing. I have been so bugged lately that we have not been giving as we should since it seems we are continually short of money. HOWEVER, I was very convicted by the verse that has spoken to me so many times throughout my life.

Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."

Glory! I have fears, of course, but I AM going to "test" God in this. We must. It is obedience. This verse is the only time in the Bible God says to test Him. Other places say do not put the Lord your God to the test. Very interesting. It certainly shows how serious God is about our money...excuse me, HIS money. Everything is His in the first place. I just need to bring Him back what was His already.

My other conviction is through my Bible study about the Biblically beautiful woman. Arg!!! This week's lesson was on the Irritating Woman. Sadly, I have been that woman at times. Thank you God for continuing to work on me in this area. I have so many things to change.

Whew! So much to chew on! : )