I battle with my weight. Ever since Baby Girl’s arrival on this planet, I have battled with my weight. Before her arrival, I was slender, and well toned. Now, I’m just fat. Well, truth be told, it’s not my weight I battle with – that’s just the result. I battle with eating. I can’t stop. Even… Continue reading Eat. As Jesus did.
This may be a long post. I have so much to be grateful for. And, I have been on leave, so I haven’t posted a gratitude post for some time now. Firstly, I am so grateful for an amazing holiday. We didn’t go anywhere, but just spending time at home, pottering about and relaxing was… Continue reading Gratitude – 13th January 2016
I am so grateful that this year has come to an end. We are all feeling tired, and looking forward to a good holiday. And I am grateful that all-in-all, it has been a good year.
We live in a country that I’ve heard has one of the highest crime rates in the world, and things are not looking good for our little community at present. Just yesterday, a 78 year old lady was strangled to death in her home. Why? What resistance could she possibly have put up against four… Continue reading Gratitude – Day 7
DAY 18: I’M NOT DEFINED BY THE NUMBERS
Thought for the Day: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
I was in an exercise class one day when the gal next to me leaned over and shared concerns about her sister’s increasing weight. I was half listening and half straining to lift my aching legs when she quipped, “I mean, my sister now weighs like 150 pounds!” I didn’t know whether to laugh out loud or keep silent, because the number that horrified her was the exact number I saw that very morning on my scale!
DAY 15: I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING
Thought for the Day: Just because a woman is skinny doesn’t mean that she’s healthy. The struggles are similar, just in a different size package.
One problem with trying to eat healthy is when you sit down next to a skinny girl who wolfs down everything on her plate. It makes me want to say, “I’ll have what she’s having.” A similar frustration pops up when Ms. Petite picks up her kids in a cute tennis outfit that I could never wear.
The paradox of comparing ourselves to other people is that we become blind to what we already have in the face of what we don’t have. Our hearts are drawn into a place of assumption. We assume that everything is great for those who possess what we lack.
DAY 14: GOD IS MY PORTION
Thought for the Day: “His compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ ” (Lamentations 3:22–24)
The term “portion control” took on a whole new meaning for me one day when I read the response that God’s people had after Moses led them out of slavery in Egypt. God had performed several sensational miracles to help them escape their captors. Yet they panicked when food became scarce. They even asked to go back to slavery in Egypt where food was supposedly abundant. But God planned to use their desire for food to teach them about daily dependence upon Him.