My Big Life Change!

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



MY GOALS FOR LIFE!

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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Things going on!

Well we have less than a week left until our ultrasound, and I have to say I am starting to get nervous. Not too, worried! I have had a hard time today, because I was checking my blogs and I read a blog that was so sweet and sad. A family expecting a child that is not supposed to live very long after the womb. Her name is Pearl, so if you get a chance, say a little prayer for Pearl and her family. I love that although the doctors told them their best chance was to abort the baby, they chose not to. God does not make mistakes, people do. I have been and will always be a supporter of life! Abortion in any form is murder in my eyes. But you won't find me protesting abortion clinics or sending out propaganda. I believe it is our job to reach mothers in a personal nature. Love will always win in my eyes. And if a mother chooses to abort, then I will still love her. Judging is not my job. Her life, unfortunately will be full of grief and guilt later on in life. Unfortunately, I see this a lot, in CR. Women in their 30's and 40's are dealing with overwhelming grief and guilt, because the devil allows that to fester in their hearts until it is black. But you know what? Just like the guilt that God has set me free of, God can set them free too. Thank goodness grace is free for all! Thank goodness God forgives and forgets, we as humans don't. And wonderfully, I have seen those same people riddled with guilt, find freedom in Christ! Whatever we do, let us live for the Lord! And let us forgive and live as Jesus did. With love oozing out of our pores for the hurting and sick and prisoners. And remember we are all in chains and bondage. All in need of rescuing from our Savior Jesus. None of us has the right to judge or condemn. "For God did not send his Son into the World to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:17

In other notes, Joslyn is doing the same with potty training. She will go good at home on most days then have an accident. She will go on the big potty at one church and won't on the other. Who knows.  I realize that it takes time, I just hope not too much time. Momma's patience is lacking. That is a big issue these days. Patience and my lack of it. Please pray for me as every day is a battle of control. Me trying to control my patience. Lord knows I need lots of help.

I had lots more to say but my pregnant brain forgot after I got on my soapbox. Sorry and thanks for listening!

11 comments:

  1. Praying for you and Jos. Love you. And I should comment on the abortion thing. I was one of those. Someone told me I should abort and I did. It's been 35 years and I'm still sensitive to the subject. I went thru a lot of pain because of it, but God has brought me thru many levels of healing and I'm grateful for that. But the pain will never really go away.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Marcie! One day Marcie it will, when we meet our Maker!

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  2. Praying for you and the baby. I feel like everything will be ok. Just hang in there. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! The one thing we can do is pray!

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  3. i will pray for the little girl and her family---i think your belief and approach is wonderful---praying for your family too :)

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Tomorrow is the big day!

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  4. Praying for Pearl & that God would be with her.

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    1. Thank you Jen! I know her family is eternally grateful!

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  5. So sad to hear about Pearl, but I am glad that the family is going through with the pregnancy. My personal opinion is that every child deserves a chance, no matter how little that chance may be!

    I have been thinking about you and your family, and praying that the outcome of your ultrasound is positive. Waiting is the worst part of something like this.

    Glad to hear Joslyn is still consistent with potty training! The difference between the two church bathrooms to her, could be something as simple as the lighting, or even the smell. When Mia refused to go into a public restroom, I tried everything to get her over it. Turned out that she hated the smells. A few spritzes of mommy's body spray, and it was all better! Kids are too funny like that! :)

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    1. You're right about the difference. I think it is the atmosphere, because she hates even going in the classroom. But also, it's just a rough transition for her anyways. Can't imagine the problems we will have when brother arrives.

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  6. For those of you praying for Pearl Joy, she was born today. Click on the link to see her.http://pearljoybrown.wordpress.com/

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