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The Snow is Coming…

…to my part of the south.

IMG_3647The library book is checked out.

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I’m ready!

Who knew…

Taste for Truth

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Day 3:  I’ll Start Tomorrow

“Why do you suppose we keep putting it off until tomorrow? Here’s my theory: We do it because a) we don’t really want to follow our boundaries and b) it’s a wonderful opportunity to eat without guilt. Because after all, we’ll be so good tomorrow!”

“Here’s what we’ll need to do if we want to break free from the control of food: develop a mindset of always following the boundaries. In other words, ban the phrase ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ from our vocabulary.”*

What the Bible has to say:

Proverbs 25: 16, “Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.”

Romans 13: 14, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

1 Corinthians 10: 31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Peter 2: 11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”

Although this study is geared for weight loss, the principles that it contains apply to any lasting change that you want to see in your life.  The first verse mentioned is about food, but if you will notice, the others are for anything that we lust after, whether it be food, drink, worldly entertainment, etc.  Anything that we turn to instead of God is an idol.  The Bible is very clear about what God thinks of idolatry.  As I have worked through this study, I have realized many things that I turn to when I should be turning to my Lord.  I’m praying that the Lord will change me as I work through this study.  Not just in the area of food, but in any area that He sees fit!

*Raveling, Barb (2013-12-23). Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study (p. 16). Truthway Press. Kindle Edition.

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Come Away

Mark 6:31

Mark 6:31

I just finished listening to a wonderful series on Revive Our Hearts.  I needed to be reminded of the truths that were in it.  I hope you’ll take the time to listen and that your heart will be encouraged as mine was.

Come Away and Rest with Carrie Gaul-This is the title page for the series.  It contains links for the sessions below.

The Ball and Chain of Condemnation

Freedom from the Ball and Chain

Receiving the Gift of Suffering

 

Cottage Love

I love cottages.  Lsat week, I was running errands on the other side of town.  When I parked my car and looked ahead, this is what I saw.

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 I adore this cute little cottage/house!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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photo credit

More Memories

Over the years we have lined up all the grandkids according to age.  Here are a few from the past. I took pictures of pictures from my mother’s fridge.  =)  The last photo is the most recent.E0CB8803-EDAC-44BE-97E9-4C880677ACCB

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 They grew up!

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