Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

I love surprises!  Let me clarify.  I love good surprises:-). I woke up to a wonderful surprise today, a gift of time.  I teach music at an after school program on Wednesday afternoons, but because of the weather, school was cancelled today.  Which means the after school program was cancelled.  Woo-hoo! Don't misunderstand.  I love… Continue reading Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Growing UP-Baby Steps and Giant Leaps

Our opening question in Life Group (small group with our church) last week:  "What is the most immature thing you can remember doing as a child, in school, as a teenager, as a young adult, etc.?"  Think about that for a moment................................  We've all had our less than stellar moments.  (Hopefully as we age, we… Continue reading Growing UP-Baby Steps and Giant Leaps

Every Good and Perfect Gift

So, I'm sitting in church yesterday listening to a really good sermon on work and our attitude about work.  Pastor Rex reminds us that whatever we do, we should do it as if we are working for the Lord.  And do it for His glory.  Great reminders! Then in his conclusion, he puts up the… Continue reading Every Good and Perfect Gift

Slow and Steady Wins the Race….Or So I’ve Heard:-)

This.  Is.  Hard.  Really, really hard.   I'm not a patient person by nature.  I want it to happen overnight!  Of course, I didn't get to this unhealthy BFP (body fat percentage) and weight overnight.  Right? So, it does make sense that it will take awhile to get back to a healthy range. I've been working… Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race….Or So I’ve Heard:-)

“Skinny” Jeans vs “Fat” Genes

  Question:  Do "skinny" jeans really make you look "skinny" or is it totally dependent on the body put in the jeans?! (I think the latter!) Another question:  Is there really such a thing as a "fat" gene? Last question:  If there is a "fat" gene, and I have it, do I just accept my fate… Continue reading “Skinny” Jeans vs “Fat” Genes

Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!

After Day 1 workout:-). Eat less.  And exercise.  It sounds so simple, right?  Yet, I have struggled with this simple advice all my life.  And that's because I love to eat really good food!  I especially like to eat sweets.  Give me anything sweet and chocolaty, and you will be my friend for life!  If… Continue reading Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!

Throw Off the Excess! (Day 54)

Recently, I bought a new dress at Carsons' Going Out of Business sale.  Oh, and a new top.  Both for the price of $56.  The dress is black and sleeveless with big white circles in a pattern on the body of the dress.  The best part of the dress is it's A-line style which makes… Continue reading Throw Off the Excess! (Day 54)

It’s My Pleasure! (Day 35)

For many years, Chick-Fil-A has been my favorite fast-food chain.  In fact, I would be tempted to say, I LOVE Chick-Fil-A.  But that would mean I'm idolizing an inanimate object, obsessing over it or thinking about it 24/7!  And I'm not.  Well, at least most of the time, I'm not.  So, it's not correct to… Continue reading It’s My Pleasure! (Day 35)

The Altar-Day 7 of “Pop, Drop and Pray”

I'm on Day 7 of my 60-day journey to start every morning with "Pop! Drop! and Pray!"  If you don't know what I'm talking about, refer to my last blog entry on May 11, 2018.  So excited to say I'm on track to making this a life-long habit! My place of prayer, my altar, has… Continue reading The Altar-Day 7 of “Pop, Drop and Pray”

Pop! Drop! and Pray!

At 6:00am this morning, I'm still in dreamland, snuggled comfortably in my bed, while Lane is quietly getting ready for his early morning men's group at Grace Point.  (He really is being quiet!)  At 6:10am, he gently calls my name and touches my arm, reminding me what to tell the irrigation folks when they come… Continue reading Pop! Drop! and Pray!