Sunday, July 31, 2011

Romans 8:35, 37-39

Brothers and sisters:
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly
through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities,
nor present things, nor future things,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature will be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Friday, July 29, 2011

How's Work Going?

When you have an 'I Hate My Job day', try this out:

Stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson.  Be very sure you get this brand.  When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed.  Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair. Open the package and remove the thermometer.  Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

Now the fun part begins.
Take out the literature from the box and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is this statement: "Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is ****personally tested **** and then sanitized."

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, 'I am so glad I do not work in the thermometer quality control department at Johnson & Johnson.'


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Eleven weeks...

...and 13.4 pounds down!
I lost 4.4 pounds this week!  Wow!  Yea, me!
It's got to be the walking/running that I'm doing.  Hydrating for the next walk/run right now!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12

The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.
God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”
Solomon answered:
“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king
to succeed my father David;
but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act.
I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen,
a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.
Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart
to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong.
For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?”

The LORD was pleased that Solomon made this request.
So God said to him:
“Because you have asked for this—
not for a long life for yourself,
nor for riches,
nor for the life of your enemies,
but for understanding so that you may know what is right—
I do as you requested.
I give you a heart so wise and understanding
that there has never been anyone like you up to now,
and after you there will come no one to equal you.”

Seven Word Status

Planning another cruise...AFTER going to work.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ten weeks...

...and 9 pounds down!

I was on travel the last two weeks of June and gained 2.6 pounds during that time.  We didn't weigh in last week due to the fair.  So, I had two weeks to drop that 2.6 pounds.  Instead, I dropped 2.8!  Right back on track!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Romans 8:26-27

Brothers and sisters:
The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.
And the one who searches hearts
knows what is the intention of the Spirit,
because he intercedes for the holy ones
according to God’s will.

Seven Word Status

Listening to versions of the song "Hallelujah"...

(Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Kate Voegele, K.D. Lang, Alexandra Burke, Allison Crowe, Sheryl Crow, Amanda Jenssen, and a group of four Norwegian men)