That moment you exchange your best self, for "just one more bite"...Read More
When I think of provision and God I remember something that came as revelation to me long long ago. We pray for provision. We ask God to provide...Then a friend nudges us and shares...we share, "oh no thanks I'm fine"...We pray for provision and someone calls us up and wants to give to us, "oh no thanks, we're fine"...
I was waiting for God to provide...God himself! A miracle from heaven, or an unexpected something from who knows where...I wanted that out of the blue deal.
One day it became clear...God would provide and most often it was from his stirring the heart of a friend. I'd felt uncomfortable, but in all actuality I was proud. I didn't want those closest to me to see my need.
One day long ago, I took a short term job to pick up some extra cash to host a guest who was flying in. I was washing huge windows in the mall at 5-6am in the morning. It was terribly hard work for probably $50. Later that day an envelope arrived currier, in it was $100. Out of the blue...from a friend who "just knew to send it"...
My world changed that day. I began to see things in a whole new light. God moves through relationship. He provides through friends more often than not. My friends provide love, encouragement and care. My friends know me and my circumstances and I know my friends and often "take care of it" myself. There is a natural give and take that is no longer interuppted by youthful pride...
Because it's pride that stops provision...
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Wow! What started off as a diet, became MY LAST DIET....ever!Read More
When I changed my food, I got my control and life back!Read More
Writing on Friday morning for 5 minutes today and the topic is: Tired
We're all tired, ALL the time. Have you noticed this? We're tired before we even rise in the mornings it seems. We're sure tired after a huge lunch, and our productivity plummets at 2pm and we struggle to get to the end of the workday. The gym? Are you kidding we're too tired and if we do make it, most of us struggle through.
Two things changed that scenario for me. #1 Food. I no longer eat the foods that cripple my energy. Sugars and Starches have put a huge wet blanket over our lives and productivity, let alone our weight and health! #2 Purpose, that God space in our hearts where we are envisioned!
When I changed my food, it changed my entire life and God's purposes were no longer things I sought to avoid because of shame, obesity and fatigue! God spoke, "Find Your Food" and I did, and nothing has been the same. I'm only tired now, when exhausted from running the race!
"What is this retreat all about?" Great question, here are the answers.Read More
You can get it back! Here's how!
#1 Confidence is earned!
I'd slipped away from being active, being creative, living with purpose and I'd lost my confidence along the way. I had gotten so tangled up with food, and couldn't muster enough control to diet. I'd lost my confidence in myself because of it! Now I was pretending... I hate to pretend to be "ok" but I was having to pretend all the time because I had lost almost all confidence in myself BECAUSE I'd stopped earning confidence! I'd stopped doing the things that stirred up healthy self-pride. It's easier than you think to restore it though! You have to MOVE! You have to get up and rolling again! Know this every step counts and it begins to build up your confidence! So go EARN IT BACK!
#2 Small Goals & Big Dreams
Small goals are where you begin to move forward and back to your dreams! "I want to get up and walk in the morning!" (follow through!) "I want to spend time on my vision board tonight" (follow through) "I want to get together for coffee with you" (you get it, follow through). Small steps can lead you back to your big dreams. So this next step is the MOST IMPORTANT ONE...5,4,3,2,1 Get up and move-follow through! This will build confidence and lead you to the bigger dreams again!
#3 Consistency is Key
Be consistent! Commit to becoming consistent. Pick ONE thing and establish it back in your life. A confidence will begin to flow from that place. Make it a small thing so you can't help but achieve! Keep at it. It's the little things! They are so powerful!
What ever you get up and rolling, KEEP IT ROLLING...Take advantage of momentum, if the hardest step is the 1st step, now all you have to do is establish consistency! This builds confidence!
When I removed controlling foods I was able to rebuild my self-control and achieve again with food, exercise and life! That has truly changed my confidence. Because I earned it one day at a time, I CAN TRUST IT!
I've been looking back at all I've done. All the people I have helped and how so many are thriving. Getting ready to start a new Online group, are you interested?Read More
When you walk in the door...you add value! Because you are valuable!Read More