Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What a Blessed Day!

At 7:34 this morning, we got a call from a cell phone number I didn't recognize.  When I answered, it was Rebekah.  The first thing she said was, "mama, I am okay."  Then, my mind begin to race wondering what had happened.  She had just crawled out of her car after having had a rollover crash.  The car flipped twice, and landed on it's top in a field off of East Compton Road.  She was sitting in the truck of one of her dear friends who just happened to hear the call over his fire department radio.  He was one of the first people on the scene.

There are so many blessings to be seen in this accident.  First of all, she is okay (not counting bruises, a bloody nose from the airbag, and a cut on her knee from crawling out through broken glass).  Second of all, Maggie was not with her.    It could have been so much worse, but God protected her.  We are so grateful.

Cars can be replaced, but people can never be replaced.  Her Nissan Rogue held up well under the circumstances and she said when all of the airbags deployed, it sounded like the fourth of July.

Join us in prayers of praise that she is okay.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day Two of Twenty Ten

oday has been a calm day.  I slept late and didn't eat breakfast until about 11:00.  I guess you would technically call that lunch. 

One of my goals for the year is to exercise at least three times per week.  Well, it is day two of the new year and I have exercised twice already.  I know that probably no one cares how much I exercise or don't exercise, but I will feel that I have to do it if I have publicly committed on this blog to get it done.  So far so good.

I know in my heart that I need to take better care of myself than I have in the past.  Starting Monday, Jerry and I are doing the Atkins diet.  I have gotten my start weight as has Jerry.  I was not thrilled with my number at all.  That, however, is not the point.  The important thing is not where I'm "at" but where I am "going". 

I will keep you posted on how the new eating plan is going.  I cannot imagine that cutting out bread and sugar is going to be anything but hard.  But, I know it can be done.

I also started Beth Moore's Bible study, "Breaking Free" this morning.  Although she has updated this study, I am doing the old one.  I have had the audio CDs for about four years and never got the study done.  I know that there are a lot of things that I need to break free from so I figure I'd better get started now.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, 2010 (or twenty-ten) has arrived.  I am really glad that 2009 is over!  Having said that, yet again, I will move on.  This is the beginning of a new decade and a fresh start.  Each day is actually a fresh start but we usually only focus on the calendar flipping.   

I have a few changes that I want to make in 2010.   
  • I want to finally weigh a normal weight for my height (not for a 6'2" woman).
  • I want to celebrate more.
  • I want to move closer to God through prayer, Bible study and community with other believers.
  • I want to exercise at least three times a week to aid weight loss and to become stronger with healthier bones.
  • I want to be nicer to people. 
  • I want to work smarter.
  • I want to develop my digitial pictures as I take them.  I have over 1000 pictures that need to be printed.  If you hear of an amazing photo deal, email me!
  • I want to rid myself of unneccessory stuff.  It is time to organize.
  • I want to have more fun.  Life is too serious to not have some fun.
  • Most of all, I want to have some peace.  I know that life will never be perfect, but I can find peace in all the chaos.
Happy New Year, everyone!  I pray that 2010 is a healthy, peaceful and prosperous year for you!