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Day 76 – What if?

11/23/2009

          I honestly do not know what to write about tonight. It’s a busy week for one and all and I knew that this was my one night for a good post before the holiday and yet here I sit with a ton of random thoughts. So I narrowed all the randomness down to one of my pastor’s key points from yesterday’s sermon.

         What if all of a sudden everything that you had not given thanks for disappeared?

(Note: not perfectly quoted from Pastor Stephen Brown’s Sunday’s Sermon but I think it translates).

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Day 30 – “That’s my girl”

10/08/2009

“There goes my daughter.  She’s mine.  Do you see her?  There she goes do you see what she’s doing?  Oh there she goes again.  That’s my girl.  I’m proud of her and I love her. There she goes again do you see her? She’s mine.”

An elder at my church shared these words with me in reference to what the Lord declares to be true of me.  For me to walk in this truth at times is difficult for me to accept.  This truth is laid out more times than I can count in His word but when I’m undisciplined it is difficult for me to accept.  I have struggled and hidden this part of my life even though it is the most obvious thing about me.  I teach about goal setting all day long with my students and yet my most obvious goal  is the one thing I have yet to be able to achieve. It is hypocritical.  So if I want a life of integrity I must be disciplined in the little things.    I have pride when I know that I have made good choices throughout the day.  Going the extra mile and not phoning it in sets an example but most of all it makes you proud.  Rising above laziness and following through with a plan will make you that much stronger so you won’t be pushed around.

So as the Biggest Loser song asks,
“What have you done today to make you feel proud?”

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Day 19 – Pledges already made to myself

09/27/2009

Quotes from the last 2 weeks
 
Be Consistent!
         I believe an abundance of promises are coming my way when I am living within my boundary.

Be Focused! Be proactive!
            This will take the emotional responses and justifications right out of the equation.

Be Better and Not Bitter!
           It’s not going to happen an instant.

Calories in and Calories out!

Be Honest!
          Let my Yes be Yes!

Keep it simple and make good choices everyday!

Let’s see what can happen in a year’s time?

So let’s start the new week with lessons already pledged.

Setting up for success
1. Sleep
        Relaxing in bedroom @ 9:00
        In Bed @ 9:30
        Lights out @ 10:00
        Rise and Shine @ 6:00
2. Shop for food and don’t run out of my favorites.
3. Lighten up on certain work expectations that I put on myself.
         Leave work by 5 no matter what! (I get off at 2:45).
4. Exercise first and then cleanup my desk.
5. 1500 calories 6. 1 container of water a day

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Day 14 – Discipline That Leads To Joy

09/22/2009

     “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”   Hebrews 12:11

The joy that will come as a result of discipline will be something to experience.  The final goal is a long way off but I will find the joy in the small steps that I take and I will thank the Lord for this progress.