It has been months since I have actually posted here, and for that I am sad.
Real life seems to have gotten in the way of much that I try to do these days.
And, quite frankly, there has not been a whole lot of newsy-news that y'all would find interesting!
One thing I have been doing is continuing my weight loss journey with Trim, Healthy Mama.
I started my journey July 22, 2013
I still have about 10# or so to get to my goal weight, but it will come off much more slowly now.
Lest you think that is too much to lose, remember…
I am only 5' tall!
And my real reason for posting today, the first day of 2014, is to share my "word".
I have never been one to get a "word for the year" from the Lord…
until 2011 when everything had fallen apart in my own little world.
That year I knew that I knew that my "word" was
I needed to learn to be content in whatever circumstances I found myself in.
I think I am still working on that!
Then last year, my "word" was
Or, as I like to say…
Cause I was so full of fear that I pretty much figured the Lord meant to leave a space between the two words and not expect me to totally become "fearless"!
And now fast forward to last week.
I was not really seeking a word, per se.
The word just kind of found me…
This word has many shades of meaning for me.
First, and foremost, I have been given the gift of eternal life.
He is reminding me that I need to re-gift His gift.
Sharing the full gospel of repentance and faith towards God needs to become a priority.
I have been given MUCH, and I need to share that so others can also receive His gift.
As an "older" woman, I need to be able to teach the younger.
A huge responsibility, for now there are many friends and co-workers who are far younger than me!
Another aspect of my word would be sharing the knowledge I have gained the past few months through my weight loss.
I have several friends and family members who have joined me and are beginning to see results, but need some additional help and encouragement as they move towards a healthier way of eating.
The authors of the Trim, Healthy Mama book have asked me to mentor a new facebook page for older women who have started this plan, and that is already in the works to launch in the next few weeks.
I especially love working with older women as so many have given up on ever becoming trim and healthy and then they see someone who is getting results, even at 60 years of age, and it is SO encouraging to them!
We are the light of the world…
And I want to let my light shine as never before in 2014.
For God so loved the world that He gave….
PS….Just because I have been scarce here on my own little corner of the blogging world, does not mean I have not been peeking in on some of my best friends! I love seeing your blog updates, and will continue to pop in here and there as time allows.
May your new year be filled with the love of the Saviour.