Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's Been Happening?

So you may have realized that I haven't posted anything in a while. My computer was being upgraded and I haven't had any really great news... except for one I suppose.

My boyfriend and I went ring shopping last Thursday. It was fun, but a little nerve racking. I have never tried on rings before and to be looking at engagement rings was kind or surreal. I picked out an engagement ring and a wedding band, and that's the one my boyfriend will get me (so he says) one day when he's ready. I was kind of disappointed because the girl who was showing me the rings, wanted him to purchase it right then and there! Thank goodness that he didn't. I don't want to know when he's going to buy the ring because wouldn't there be a proposal soon thereafter? I don't want to know when he's going to propose! I just wanted to look to see what was out there and see what I liked. So that was fun :)

I didn't go to church this week due to work conflicts, so I haven't been able to post about that. I did go on Mother's Day and learned that to be a Mother, you need to have patience with your children, and teach them the difference between wants and needs, and show them what the costs are or the price they'll pay for them. What you do as a parent will effect generations to come. Have a healthy fear of God as should your children have for you. Those who show love for God, will heal the thousands of generations to come. You need to impress your children by teaching them diligently and show them God does all and show them God's word. God promises his presence, provision, purpose, protection, prosperity and promise. Love the Lord with ALL of your mind, soul, strength and heart. The sermon didn't pertain to me, but it will someday.

As for the weight loss.. I've been kind of slumming it for the past few days. I'm not sure if I'll have any weight loss reported by Sunday. We'll see though :) I'm trying to stay optimistic and keep my eating under control.

So, that's all I have for now. I'll see you Sunday, if not sooner :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dealing With Problem People

Progress Report:
Original Weight- 175
Current Weight- 175

So I didn't loose any weight. It was my first real week of exercising and nothing came out of it yet. I hope this doesn't end up stressing me out in the end. All in all, I think I better watch what I eat (which is extremely hard since there is no food in the house and I don't have a kitchen to cook in, and get out of work late some nights). I must move on :)

I went to church today. I really want to start attending more often. I've been getting a lot of good sermons out of the services and it's been helping think more about the bigger picture. Here's what I learned today:

Today's sermon was about "Dealing With Problem People."

In 2 Timothy 4.9-13, 19-21"Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. (19-21) Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. Eratus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers." This goes to show that people are important, because relationships are critical. But what also happens is, where there are people, this is also often conflict. In closing his "final words" in 2 Timothy, Paul speaks to 3 types of problem people:

1. The ones we helped create. For those, swallow your pride and do all you can to reconcile. For this, you need to rekindle and relationship you have ever betrayed. Ask for forgiveness and toss the ball in their court to either accept, or not to play back. It's you that needs to make the first amend, whether it's your fault or not. This one is extremely tricky, especially when there may be thin ice.

2. The ones who purposefully week to hurt us. For those, turn them over to GOD for His perfect justice. You are not justified to vengeance because GOD will do it for it's His will. In 2 Timothy 4.14-15, "Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done." This is for those who seek out to hurt you. You have to leave it in God's hands.

3. The ones who hurt us out of their own weakness. For those, let go and hurt God, not people. In 2 Timothy 4.16-18, "At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might here it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen."

So there's what I learned as well as a mini sermon. This helped me understand what I need to do for the people in my life. I need to appreciate people more and keep relationships strong. Mend any broken bond and make sure there are no misunderstandings. But how to you mend something that the other person will attack you for fixing? Leave for Him is suppose?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunday's Preview

I would like to share with you every Sunday what my progress is on my goals (which are listed in the previous entry).

Sunday is my day of rest from exercising mainly. With that, I want to share how other things are going as well. I want to share with you the weight I've lost (or gained) and how the bills/home is coming along. I really can't help the home aspect without fixing the credit first.

You will also see and before and after picture of me once my goal weight is completed. Usually the person looks nothing like they did before they lost the weight, but I want to see how it effects me and what I looked like then and now when the time comes. I think it'll be fun :)

So that's the preview for Sunday's. See you tomorrow!