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Sat June 21, 2008

On the lowcarb front:
I woke up today in a less than good mood. I don't know why. It's just one of those days that I tolerate every now and then. I try to stay out of people's way so I don't snap at them and make everything worse. There is a song called "Voice of Truth" by the group Casting Crowns. It pretty much sums up how things are with me some days.

I guess you could call this my crisis song. Those of us who are fighting the weight loss war know very well those days when the waves call out to us, mock us, remind us of every failure. Sometimes the voice of the waves is our own when we put ourselves down. Other days it may be the voice of someone else who, for whatever reason, feels the need to make us feel bad. This song always puts things into perspective for me.



I am down 2 pounds since last Saturday so that is good news. I really should have worked out this morning - I sorely need those endorphins. There is a lot going on with graduation parties, family reunions, weddings, funerals. I always tell myself that I will get things in gear when life settles down. What I fail to see is that getting my exercise and taking care of business is what gets things in gear.






Here are the lyrics for those of you who can't load the video.

Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

But the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high
from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says do not be afraid
And the voice of truth says this is for my glory
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the voice of truth
I will listen and believe
'Cause Jesus you are the voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you are

Word of the day:

Matthew 6: 24-34
Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today."

Reflections from the cornfield:

Worry - ah yes. Let's talk about worrying. Is there a parent on earth who has not worried about his or her children? It seems to be part of the job description. I can't tell you the how many nights I worried my kids home safely. We worry about the future, we worry about the past and what we could have done differently. So much wasted energy. I remember well the day our youngest daughter, Nicola, moved out for good. As we drove down to her new apartment - an hour south of here, I remember telling her how worried I was about her. Since the rest of the kids live fairly close, I worried that she would be lonely, or that she wouldn't ask for help if she needed it, or that she wouldn't eat right etc. etc. She said to me, "Mom, you can worry about me or you can pray for me. Which one do you think will do more good?" I remember that talk often and when I find myself worrying, I now address it to God and turn it into a prayer. It's taken me a long time to realize that disaster is not lying in wait for me to quit worrying so it can swoop in and wreak havoc. Things work out in spite of the worrying, not because of it. Pray or worry. They both take the same amount of energy, but which is time better spent?


I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth

Words to live by, those are



God bless the troops!

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