Art, Children & A Party

Today we combine three of my favorite things… art, children and a party. What is better than that? We will honor my daughter’s anniversary of her birth with little friends and art and a good time. How magnificent! I really believe these are also some of God’s favorite things. I don’t believe he made us to be unhappy and alone. So the fun party goes right along with His intentions for us. We hj on or Him and His design together. And art, God is the ultimate master of. He obviously appreciates diversity, color, uniqueness, textures, all things gloriously beautiful. So obviously art is a celebration of His endless skills and He enjoys it. And of course His heart is children. They are the perpetuation of His creation. They are unique masterpieces of His design and vulnerable so He loves them dearly. So we celebrate our Maker today as we celebrate things He loves and designed so perfectly. This is a beautiful day. Yay!!!!😄❤

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So Shocker, I am a Coach Again

In this health quest, I determined to say yes when they again needed a coach for 2nd and 3rd grade homeschool PE. There was a need and I decided to step in but requested a co-coach that can fill in if we need to be elsewhere. And it was granted… Perfect!

And after coaching my very big class, I am not tired but revitalized. I love coaching. And the sheer energy and excitement of these kids is energetic and helping them be healthier and learn different sports just makes my day.

And we start every day with prayer, so they are getting the “God made us to be healthy” connection. And that is one of my favorite new thoughts.

God made us to be healthy. Health is a choice. We were not made to be a lump, to be waited on, to do nothing but be entertained. All that is garbage. We were made to be healthy, to serve, to help, to love on people. And my kids remind me of that and so become the teachers. Beautiful!❤

Loving God is Natural

I don’t have to work hard to love God. It is natural.

I was designed to know and love God.

Yep, you were too. Hey, even the wounded person screaming that God doesn’t exist was made, designed lovingly to know and live His Creator. The proof is how angry they are, they are going against their makeup.

We were designed by God to know and love Him.

He loves us and built within us the wisdom to love Him back. We were designed to relate to Him. All our intricacies point to Him. All our gifts point to His love of us. All of our blessings remind us this has never changed.❤

Age Labels and Why to Defy Them

I am of “generation X”. Whoopty-doo. I actually like that title because in math “x” can be anything and I like to think any person can be anything they really, passionately want to be and are gifted for. But we were thought at one time to be independent thinkers (I believe they meant rebellious by that but never cared for that), computer savvy, television-dependent, attend church but are sometimes loose with the rules and so on. All these things are true of many born of my particular time and not true at all for others.

Milennials are those born in the decade or so after me, those who are in college now or just out. They are said to be dreamers wanting to make a significant difference, spoiled, living in a dream world with relative rules and moral lackness (and rarely attend church) with no work ethic and addicted to their tech. This is true of some and very false of many others.

The baby boomers are hitting retirement now, thought to be hard workers and morally correct for the most part, church still being a part of their lives, caring for family, the backbone of society and wise, people who steer clear of computers for the most part but still read actual books. This is true of some and not true of others.

Labels should most often by defied. Why? Because they put you in a box that has nothing to do with how God created you to be and how you should be if you are obeying Him. Age Labels (and most other labels) are only true and validated if people choose to never rise above them. For instance, anyone on earth with God’s help and living up to their original design, can read and study their Bibles and do what God says, becoming great men and women for the kingdom of Jesus. Every single person can do this at any age. And we absolutely should. This is not lazily falling into a role dictated by people but rising to a noble, heroic role dictated by design by an all-powerful God.❤

About Plateaus

Ya know, in life we have ups and downs. And generally we don’t appreciate the ups fully until we hit those downs. And of course when we are in the downs, we desperately long for the ups that we will again not fully appreciate and so on. That is the way of it. Most t hj ings n in nature God created to want to be neutral. All things were designed to be in balance with each other. It is true in chemistry, which I love, and biology and virology (for the most part) and microbiology (all of these of which I have studied in great depth in earning my science based doctorate).

Enter plateaus. These are the flatlands, thr neutral spaces, the balanced places, the waiting games places where nature is most content and we are not. These places I have come to accept and truly appreciate, for the ups and downs are not present here. Something has to happen to change the plateau. For weight loss, it is to try to change the proportions or mix up the menu or change the exercise. In life, a change event has to happen to go up or down, like a loss or gain or accident or surprise. In nature, an imbalance has to happen for things to scurry to get balanced again. God designed this. These plateaus should be celebrated for they increase stability and balance and allow for some rest before the change comes. They are indeed created by God (like we are) to be a blessing. We still work in the plateau, we all still do our job, nature does its job, mitochondria and enzymes do their job, everything is working but not in a stressed out way. This is an absolutely beautiful place to be, friends. See it as a blessing as it was designed to be for you. ❤

Truth of Stereotypes, Categorizations & Cliches

Every single person is unique. Every person was made uniquely by God out of love and careful thought. There is no love in judging people as being the same as everyone who is female or male or brown or peachish-tan or young or old or anything. For every woman who likes to shop and buys shoes like they breathe, I can show you a woman who works hard for her family and has three pairs of shoes (I am one of those). For every brown person who loves vulgar lyric rap songs, I can show you one who appreciates the sophistication of classical and jazz. For every man who thinks women were made to be their worshipping slaves, I can show you one who respects and teams with his wife. For every half-dead somber church member, I can show you a flaming charasmatic one. What I am saying is that the only true stereotypes or categorizations or cliches concerning people groups is that they are all ignorant constructs based on faulty or inadequate evidence to back them up. They are basically lies that foster division. And we must educate ourselves and work as a team as we were designed to do. Get over the propoganda and discover for yourself. I will be happy to introduce you to some people who would blow your mind, they are so very different than what people think by looking at them. All my patients are so stinking unique and amazing! I am too. So are you. So is evrrybody, that is the point. We were all designed by a loving God uniquely and on purpose and no person should ever be put into a stereotyping, cliche- driven category. It is demeaning and demoralizing and shows great disrespect for our Creator. Thank God we andre all unique and praise God He is so clever to give us all a mind to think for ourselves. Be you! ❤

Kinesthetics

Motion is what we were built for. God made us to move. When we work in any way, we are validating our makeup and propogating health and balance. God even built within us the motivation to work and move, called endorphins that produce a natural high as a reward. We feel good doing what keeps us healthy. ❤