Day # 18
Of Our 65 Day Journey!
We have a guest blogger today! I want you to meet
my friend, Angela!
Angela's blog is Free Spirit Haven
(I hope you will go by and visit with her!)
Angela is one of God's busy people!
Some of the things she does ~
She is a motivational speaker, writer, business entrepreneur, and like the lady of Proverbs 31, she desires to "laugh at the days ahead".
Angela, along with her husband and children, live in
(Yes, there is a story behind the roses!)
This is two pictures, one woman!
By doing what Angela calls her Sacrificial Diet
she has lost 110 lbs!
She puts a lot of effort into encouraging others who would like to loose weight or make other life giving changes!
So, meet my friend
A N G E L A
Cheryl at The Prairie Maid
asked me if I would be willing to do a guest post at her beautiful blog.
Her exact words were:
So, I'm thinking, would you do me the honor and be a guest blogger on the Prairie Maid? You can write on whatever subject the Lord lays on your heart. I was thinking S.O.D., organization, determination, changing your life....etc. You get the point, but I really want this to be a God thing, so leaving it up to you and HIM.
That's one of the reasons why I just love that girl... "want this to be a God thing"!
amen amen amen!
So on November 2nd, with a cup of coffee by my side...
pen in my hand and my inspirational journal opened, I began to write:
Jesus, a new season is upon us. Not just preparing for the celebration of Your birth to mankind, but a season of new beginnings for my family's lives.
I've been weighed down for some time. Not just with food but 'things'. Attachments, behaviors, thoughts.
From things, attachments, behaviors and thoughts.
It will not be overnight. It will not be easy. This discernment is HUGE in itself.
I can now walk in this truth instead of walking as a failure.
Failing to believe because of what is seen around and within me.
I am changing, no matter what it looks like around me or what my emotions are trying to tell me.
God is bringing about simplicity in our lives.
What truly matters in this journey of life to the Promised Land.
Simply living in love.
In my actions, thoughts and words.
God is organizing our lives.
Room by room.
Relationship by relationship.
Circumstance by circumstance.
God is decluttering our lives.
In thoughts, with words, by actions, through our circumstances and our home.
Giving us the essentials.
What is true, noble, right, pure, holy,lovely, admirable.
Everything that is excellent and praiseworthy!
So folks, that is what I wrote that day.
And I leave you with this...
Do not sabotage your success.
Some of you understand exactly what I'm sharing here since we have been 'talkin' through emails and phone.
God LOVES us. The good work that He started in us, He WILL complete on the day of Christ Jesus.
He is NOT finished with us.
Where you are now is not going to be forever.
Be happy. Joy filled.
Even during times of great loss, pain, hurt, sorrow...there ARE glimmers of joy...
Grasp unto it...hold it close.
Blessings and thank you The Prairie Maid !
Oh, while I am thinking about it,
Judy over at Cranberry Morning has an awesome soap giveaway going on!!! Be sure and go by!
May you day be blessed,