Friday, March 5, 2010

Loaves and Fishes

No 'Loaves and Fishes' is not the name of my new diet plan.

It's my mantra as we prepare for our last fund raiser for the mission trip. It's tomorrow. We are having a 'Name your own price' yard sale. We are allowing people to make their own price on all items and pray that they are generous. Will you pray with us? :o)

I also think of Loaves and Fishes when I think of the way that the donations are pouring into our mission team! We have a TON of toothbrushes and toothpaste. We also have a bunch of candy...seems counter productive doesn't it? ;o) E's school is collecting candy for us. We are also collecting formula and care packet items. We may need an extra luggage allowance.

We are working on last minute VBS activities and then we are set. It's 30 days away! Oh my goodness! 30 days!!! Woo hoo!!!

So now you ask how is my goal tending going? Well thank you for asking!

The verses I am using today are:
Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5
Lord, when you bring this captive completely back to you, I will be like those who dream! My mouth will be filled with laughter and my tongue with songs of joy! The Lord has done great things for me and I am filled with joy! Ps 126:1-3

I have been doing really well with the eating portion of this new goal. I am surprisingly not as hungry as usual. I am eating good stuff, and watching portions. I feel really good about that part. I do have to watch when I get hungry in the evening because I am not really hungry, I just feel like I have to eat. It's weird. So I am trying to take those thoughts captive.

The other night I did give in and have some Oreo's. Honestly I LOVE Oreo's, but the other night I just didn't enjoy them. They just weren't good. I was actually kind of excited about that! ;o)

I did run into a bit of a SNAFU I forgot to take my thyroid medication 2 days in a row, that spells couldn't figure out why I was so run down and tired. Then I looked at my pills and said "DUH!" ;o) oops. So I missed a day of working out. I have been getting up at 5:15am to work out every other day though, and it feels really good. I started a new routine and it's kicking my butt! That is a GOOD thing, this chic has her own luggage set back there!

Thank you for your prayers and support! It's working! I am feeling good and strong, if not thinner yet ;o) Good and strong were/are the goal.

Have an amazing weekend! I pray it's Better than Good!


Tarah said...

Sounds like things are amazing for the trip. yay!
Something to see if anyone can donate is chinese jump ropes. they use tape from video cassettes to play.

way to go on running!

Adeye said...

We did the same thing with all our adoptions---only by donation! 95% of people were more than generous.

Let us know how it goes!!!!