Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Friday, July 27, 2012

Guest posting

I'd love to have you check out my post 
on Cross River Media today. 

It's a matter of the heart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Life trips me up along this long road

“You were tired out by the length of your road,
Yet you did not say, ‘It is hopeless.’
You found renewed strength, 
Therefore you did not faint.” Isaiah 57:10  nasb

“Father, give me strength to raise my leg and place it on that rock.” I leaned on my trekking pole and willed my foot to step up. “I can do this. Look up, Merrie, look up.” I huffed and puffed, and then raised my body upward one slow step at a time.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hot, sweaty, tired...

“…your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit
…honor God with your bodies.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ncv

I laced up my hiking boots and walked.
I stepped on the scales.
I wrapped a tape measure around me.

I signed onto my Live Strong account, and Monday through Sunday, I recorded everything I ate (well, I slipped on Friday) but logged 12.5 miles of walking. 

I took my first focused steps toward getting my life back into of proper order. Step one: the care of my body.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guilty Pleasure?

aerobics,exercises,exercising,females,fitness,leisure,people,persons,recreation,sports,women,workouts“I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.”
1 Corinthians 9:27 nasb 

According to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a guilty pleasure is “something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rewarded beyond all my expectations

view details“...all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 nlt

Yesterday was my first full day of ordered time. I watched the clock, followed my to-do-list, and then held myself accountable by recording my actions.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Seeking a life of proper order

God is not a God of confusion but of peace...
all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.”
1 Corinthians 14:33 and 40 nasb

beverages,mugs,coffees,computers,drinks,food,household,technology,women,working,chattingI sit on my side of the screen via the internet to beg for your prayers, encouragement, and a pledge to hold me accountable for what I’m about to write. For the next seven weeks, I desire…need…commit to putting my life back in proper order—body, spirit, and soul. 

My race as a homemaker and writer needs balance while staying human to those around me.

Monday, July 2, 2012

“The Secret Keeper” by Sandra Byrd - Book Review

It shall come to pass in the last days, saith God: I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they shall prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18) 

Juliana whispered, “My dreams…are they prophesy?”

“’tis your gift.” Father Gregory’s drawn face told the young girl it was a heavy burden.