My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Its Thirty Questions Thursday!

I was wanting to do something in celebration of my thirty followers today! I know that this doesn't sound like much, but remember if I get 100 followers I will get a tattoo! So in celebration of my 30 followers, I will answer 30 questions! Any 30 questions you want to ask. Embarrassing, funny, serious, anything you want to ask, I will answer truthfully! If you follow me through Facebook then just ask it there and I will add it. If you follow me through email, then just email me back and I will add it. I appreciate all of you! And your involvement in my big life change. So this is your chance to talk! Come on and get involved!

1 Have I ever read the whole Bible yet and what is my favorite book of the Bible? Great question! No I have not read the whole Bible yet tho it is on my adventure list I have read most of it and my favorite book is Romans. Every time I read any verse from there it is so profound I get a different view of what God is telling me. That is a great book! What are you all's favorite books of the Bible?

2 How is the diet thing coming? Also great question! I am doing well with my calorie intake, my food plan did not work like I planned out, mostly because I didn't follow it, but my weight fluctuates. I have lost ten pounds and then I gain it back and lose a few and gain it back, so I will say that I am at square one. But I have the opportunity to try out weight watchers for free thanks to a friend willing to pay for it. So I am considering trying it, I don't know tho. Anyone tried weight watchers? How did you like it?

3 As a Christ follower, what is the most important lesson you have learned the hard way that you wished someone would have told you? Awesome and tough question! Okay, so I guess that the hardest lesson I had to learn was that God truly forgave us. I had to go through about 6 months of depression before I was sent to a counselor to help me work through my issues. Turns out that I didn't think that God would forgive me for marrying a non Christian and I was afraid that He would take away my husband, for disobeying Him. My counselor also had a husband that wasn't a Christian and she was able to break down my fears and help me realize what insecurities I was holding onto. Before then I never thought that had done anything bad enough for God to be angry with me. Boy was I in denial!

4 Am I a Church of Christ Christian or in a deminational type of congregation? Awesome question!! I happen to go to church right now that is Church of God. My other CR family is Church of Christ. But I have gone to Baptist churches and evangelical, and many other. I firmly believe that non-denominational is my official title. I have seen such an amazing change in churches that have Celebrate Recovery, because it crosses the lines of denominations and really focuses on helping hurting people and drawing them to Christ. Period! No arguements about the little stuff and the non important important stuff. I truly believe that some churches do more damage than good, because they are more concerned about being right then leading someone to Christ. If Jesus were here today, hidden among st our community, would He be accepted and loved in those churches? Who knows. Okay sorry, off my soapbox now!

5 What item on my adventure list am I most afraid to do? Hmm, okay I think it would be the sky diving. Not because it is so high, but because I have to lose weight to do it. My weight would have to significantly decrease before I would be able to qualify to do it. Once I lose the weight, I think that it would be very liberating to do it though.

6 What Item on my adventure list that I have accomplished has brought me the most joy? Hmm, I think that it was the food fight! I really enjoyed having so many of my friends around me enjoying my adventure with me! I think we will definitely have to do that one again!

7What is the significance of Joslyn's 5th birthday to accomplish my goals? Well I realized that I needed a goal date for sure. And 5 years seemed like a good time frame. But one of the biggest reasons is that I didn't want Joslyn growing up with the fears and the insecurities I have for life. I figure that if I were to accomplish most of these things before she starts school, home or regular, then maybe she would have a better quality life.

Remember any question!


  1. #3 As a Christ follower, what is the most important lesson you have learned the hard way that you wish someone had told you?

  2. I understand you question on weather I wanted to ask a question about your blog...dau!! I hadn't looked recently. Sorry...

    Are you a Church Of Christ christian? Or a in a denominational type of congregation?

  3. Great Answer to my question! (#4) I am a Church OF Christ Christian...non denominational...Only Bible, that's it. Follow Jesus and do only what we have been commanded for today, as he commanded on the day of Pentecost, telling each of us what we must do. No less. To many "churches" add to God's word and way to many "take away" with their doctorine. Before I found the Church (1973) I went to a host of others searching. I could tell you horror stories of my adventures as I searched for three years for the Lord. If I ever actually meet you, I will. Not here. I finally found the Church and have been here ever since.My DH and I have also helped to start another one in another town. Very small tight group right now but getting bigger as the youth in the area find us. We currently have more youths than adults, which is awesome! If a persons heart is truly searching, God will lead them to Christ's Church. As you can tell, I am a long winded person, so now I will get off MY soapbox! LOL