Walking Goals

So I am walking 5 days a week for 3.5-3.8 miles per day every early morning (so as to do so alone), and have done so for a few months now. Here is what I have noticed:

1. I sing better. My voice is stronger and better sounding and more precisely pitched. This is due to greater breath support.

2. I do not get sick. Everyone around me, in the house, whatever could be sick but I am not.

3. I feel better. Breathing is easier. Moving is easier. My clothes fit better.

4. I look good. Well, better, and keep having people tell me that.

5. I have more energy. I walk and then can dig ditches and clean trees and haul concrete and rock, transfer aggregate, whatever and still cook and clean and homeschool the kids and coach homeschool P.E. (yes, they roped me in again), clean mom’s place and walk her dog, and whatever else I have to do. I go all day. I sleep well, but that is a good thing.

6. I am less stressed. Life is stressful now. It just is. And walking helps a lot. I am nicer and ready for the day because I pray the whole time I walk, making sure to start the day right, alone with God in the world He made.

These are the main benefits. I would encourage you to try it and see how n it benefits you.❤

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Psalm 30

Psalm 30:1. “I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. 2. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. 3. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. 4. Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. 5. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. 6. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” 7. Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. 8. To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: 9. “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? 10. Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.” 11. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12. that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”

Great Compliment

I received a great compliment today. It doesn’t matter what it was but it was significant to me and not one I have heard in a while or one most women will ever hear in their lifetime. And the specialness of this particular compliment is what stands out in my mind. So, in your encouraging other people, please search for something unique for that person and really special and you will make someone’s whole week. Do it today. It is so worth the creative effort! 😄❤

Biblical Inaccuracies of Church

These things are not Biblical and need to be changed in the church:

1. Elaborate church buildings (money is to help the work of God not have comfy cozy fancy buildings to occupy a couple days a week and not even house the homeless the other days!!).

2. Sermons of viewpoints and not just Bible interpretation and study (Bible understanding is the whole point).

3. Praying for God to show up (He is always in and with us).

4. Lack of communion at every meeting (Jesus commanded the that one).

5. Lack of more prayer and fasting of churches (I need the ha to fast more).

6. Looking the same as a worldly social club (we are to be set apart and different).

7. Not giving and/or doing missions (we are all commanded to be missionaries wherever we are).

8. Judging (God commands all gains it).

9. Being quiet and solemn all the time (God is not silent and wants us to get into worshipping Him with our whole self).

10. Limiting the time (we need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit).

If we changed these and make it all about God and get back to the Bible and prayer people so desperately need, we would be effective.❤

Changing Plans and Being Ready

So apparently, the second week after a hurricane, some things are still not back to normal. There is no milk anywhere, so hurricanes produce milk shortages. I never knew that, this being my first one. I am learning as I go here and have to keep changing plans like cooking every day for breakfast instead of sometimes having cereal. Also, took the kids down for homeschool PE and the fields were still closed, so changed gears and did school and yard cleanup instead. Yesterday was already to teach Sunday School and it had been cancelled (found out when I got there) and had to entertain the kids until worship. Evidently things stay closed a long time and everyone assumed you know that. And now I do know, learning as I go. But I would rather be there and be ready and then find out it is postponed than to have go time and be unprepared and sleeping. I think that way about the rapture, the catching away of the true Christians, like the parable of the wedding Jesus spoke of, where half the bridesmaids were ready when the groom came and could attend the marriage ceremony and half were caught unprepared and we’re left behing. I want to be a part of the marriage. Jesus really wants everyone there. He wants people to be ready. No one knows the day or hour but there is a day and hour coming sooner than it was a minute ago, sooner than it was yesterday, soon. Now is the time to purify our hearts and draw close to God in prayer and be ready.❤

No Matter What Loss

No matter what loss, Jesus is our comfort. 

No matter what sorrow, Jesus stays with you.

No matter what sin, Jesus forgives.

No matter what changes, Jesus is constant.

No matter what foe, Jesus is stronger.

No matter what force or spirit, Jesus is more powerful.

No matter what hard times, Jesus is our hope.

No matter the disappointment, Jesus fulfills.

No matter the darkness, Jesus is the light.

No matter the ugliness, Jesus is beautiful.

No matter the need, Jesus provides the solution.

No matter the sickness, Jesus has the cure.

No matter the rejection, Jesus Christ loves and accepts you.

No matter the bleakness, Jesus Christ saves.❤❤❤