Monday, March 21, 2011


What a powerful number! It begins our counting system, it defines the number of Gods we have, and it's how long John and I have been married now! It has been such a great year. We have faced a lot of challenges but I know that at the end of it, we've laughed more than we've cried and we've lived more than we've regreted. I am so lucky to have been blessed with John! To celebrate our anniversary we spent the weekend in Omaha! It was a nice little get away. We got to go to the zoo, see some family and friends, and just enjoy our time together! So here's to the next year, may it be as wonderful as the first!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just because I love you...

Doesn't mean I have to like you right now. We've all heard it before. We've been there, on both sides of it. What do we do when we feel that way about ourselves? When we feel as though, I'm stuck with you so let's make the best of it. That is not what God has intended for us. God has made us for more. God has made us to be always loved, and always liked. Now, I'm just a Jesus girl who struggles with the feeling of being disliked everyday. What do we do with those feelings? Do we go buy a new pair of shoes? Do we sit in our closet and cry? Or, are you like me, do you go to the nearest fast food joint and pick up a coke and fries? Well, that is not what God intended for us to do. God loves us unconditionally. God created us, perfectly in His image. When we sit and wallow in what rude comment was directed at us that day, we are showing God that what He thinks is not as important as what the girl at work thinks. This Lent I am challenging myself to turn to God in those moments, instead of turning to food. Instead of dwelling on what was said or done to me, praising my Creator that he made me like this, so perfectly in His image.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekend Made to Crave and Day 6

Made it through the weekend! I made it through pretty well, actually. One of the chapters in the book talks about relying on God's strength, not our own. When we rely on our own strength we will fail ourselves, it's happened before, and it will happen again. One of the verses that is linked to this idea is 2 Corinthians 12:9-11, “But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness… For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Friday, March 4, 2011

Made to Crave: Day 2

Today was not a good day. I let food consume me, again. This is going to be hard. I'm going to spend some time in the book and the Word tonight and hope I am stronger tomorrow. I'm sorry for being a disappointment today.

Day 1: Goals

Yesterday was Day 1 of Made to Crave, my journey. I'll try to write each night, if not, the morning after. Yesterday I set my goals for the next 30 days.
1) Read my Bible Daily
2) Learn to glorify God with the choices I make about my body
3) Consume food, don't let it consume me.
4) Grow closer to God

Ways to achieve these goals are going to be changing as I am on this journey. Today one of the biggest things to do is going to be to pray when I am tempted by unhealthy food choices. I need to turn to God instead of to food. I know that today will be filled with good choices that will help me change my habits! God has given me this body so that I can do His work here on earth, if I don't take care of it, who will?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

30 Day Made to Crave

John gave me a book about a month ago called Made to Crave. When I first read the description of the book, I was angry. I was upset that my husband thought that I needed this. Then, as I read the book I was filled with God's presence and I knew that God had led John to buy me this book, and I was thankful. After finding out everything the last week at the doctor and now that I'm hopefully on medicine that will let my body lose weight, I'm laying down all of the excuses and starting my journey with Jesus. So to help hold myself accountable, each day I'm going to blog on here about how God has used my struggle with food to bring me closer to Him.