Saturday, December 29, 2007


You know it is times like this that I feel so guilty for even being concerning with "weight" and things that I bring on myself that are so unnecessary. Life is so precious, we should all be doing everything we can to preserve it rather than doing things to ourselves that brings harm to our bodies. The houses that God has given us to live in until He calls us home. It really puts things into prospective. I hope in the following days, I will remember what I have learned.

Margie has been placed in a Hospice facility. The Doctors at the Hospital said there was not anything more they could do for her and she will not get better. She is in a comma at this time. Jim and I thank you so much for your prayers for her as well as for us. May you continue to pray as we are praying that God's will , will be done in her life and ours. Thank you so much for caring enough to pray and I say again, Thank You! connie

Thursday, December 27, 2007


I am here asking you to pray for my husband's sister. I told you about Margie. She had a stroke a few weeks ago. She had another one a few days ago. This one was major. We would appreciate you praying for her and especially her husband and three children. They say that there is nothing that can be done for her and there will be very little if any improvement in her condition.

Thanks to those of you who have come and left comments in my absence. I hope to be back soon. I caught a bug and it is making me feel not too good. I look forward to being back soon.

I hope all of you had a great Christmas with those that you love. Thanks so much for everything. connie

Friday, December 14, 2007


I am taking a Christmas break until the week of January 1, 2008. I will do my very best to have the Will to stay in HIS Way during this time. My prayers are that we will let the Lord guide us in each bite we put into our mouths. I wish for you a wonderful Christmas and a New Year that sees the desires of your heart met. I look forward to the day when we meet again here in this place. God be with you in all that you do. connie

Monday, December 10, 2007


I don't have much time to visit today. I will try to get back later in the week.

I did want to take the time to thank each of you that have prayed for me this week. I have had a week of victory in my battle. I found most of this week to be more easy and I am not forgetting that I am sure it was as a result of answered prayer .

I have jury duty this week. It may be over tomorrow but I want know until then. So I am finding myself in a fact pace situation. This is not my favorite place to be but I am going to try to slow down enough to appreciate all the things that God has made around me. First of all the people that I meet and remember the fact that I need to be a witness in all that I do and say. I want to notice the beauty that He has made for us to enjoy in the things of nature and places and people that I meet. I am mostly a stay at home person so I want to take advantage of this time that I am having to be out of my normal place in life and appreciate all the wonderful things around me.

I hope each of you are having good weeks, days, and even moments in your lives. I have been praying for you as well. See you later and may God bless and keep you in HIs Way. connie

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I have been studying in Exodus chapter 16, this week. I have seen something that I believe the Lord has showed me and I would like to share it with you.

In chapter 16 of Exodus we find the children of Israel had come into the wilderness of Sin. That got my attention right away, because I know without doubt that my over eating was sin. So that struck a cord in my heart.

We find the children of Israel complaining against Moses and Aaron, God's appointed men, which in fact meant they were complaining against God. They were complaining that it would have been better to have died in the land of Egypt where they had more than enough to eat. But no, Moses and Aaron had brought them out to this wilderness to kill their whole assembly with HUNGER.

The Lord then told Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no." He told them that on the sixth day that they should prepare that which they bring in. And on this day they were to gather twice as much, so they would have enough for the seventh day also.

In verse 8 Moses says, "This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full."( JUST TO THE FULL, NOT OVER FULL)

True to God's word in verse 13 it says, "--------at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. (manna meaning, 'what is it') And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat."

Then Moses gave them instructions on how they were to gather it and how much they were to gather. They were to gather of it every man according to his eating. So we are told that some gathered more and some less.

Moses told them that they were to leave none of it till the morning. Some of the people paid no attention to the instruction that God had given to Moses to give to them. So some of them kept some of it, til the morning, and it had bred worms, and stank. Then we are told that Moses was wroth with them because they had not obeyed God.

Now remember that on the 6th day, they were to gather twice as much, so they would have enough to last for the holy sabbath unto the Lord. He told them to bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. This time following Moses instructions from God the bread for the holy sabbath day did not stink, neither was there any worms therein. He told them to do this because there would be no bread in the field on the seventh day. Some of them did not obey and did not get enough for two days, on the sixth day, so when they went out to gather on the seventh day, there was none to be gathered.

The thing that was brought to my attention was that God gave them just enough. They didn't overeat nor were they to put any back for another time except on the sixth day.

So if we follow God's way of feeding the Israelites then we are to eat just enough to fill us up and then STOP. I realize that I very rarely do this. I love the taste of most food and I eat many times more than it takes to fill me up. THAT IS SIN. I have confessed that sin before God and have asked Him to forgive me. I know that He has. Now, it is up to me to follow HIS WAY.

In Exodus 20:3. One of the 10 commandments is: THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER gOD'S BEFORE ME. I believe that with eating, I have had another god before the ONE TRUE GOD, many times in my eating. I know that because when I was born, God gave me a healthy body. It has been mostly through my not taking care of this body where food is concerned that I have caused it great harm. I have not obeyed the first commandment of God often in this area of my life. I pray that I will not be guilty of that again. For now, I know the truth.

I think this WAY is going to bring a lot of things to light for me. I just pray that God gives me the strength to correct those wrongs that I find as I go this WAY.

Maybe you see the same thing in your way of eating and your attitudes toward food. I will pray that if you do, we can all tear down that god that we have clung to so tightly in times of stress, loneliness, sadness, grief, happiness even, etc. Times when we should have been going to the Lord for our comfort or need, instead we went to our god. Please pray for me as I am attempting to correct these many years of bad habits. So, now we know WHAT IT IS, IT IS SIN.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Henry Ford

Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul.
Gen. MacArthur

Have a victorious day! connie

Monday, December 3, 2007


ENTHUSIASM means to be inspired.

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies "God in us."
--Mad. de Stael.

Enthusiasm is one of the most important keys to success. It revs up our energies. Work becomes easier, more stimulating, satisfying. But, to most people, enthusiasm is like the ocean's tide. It comes and goes. It 's important to keep enthusiasm on an even keel.
Barbara Clem

Remember what Jesus said, when a woman came with an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. Some there were filled with indignation and wanted to know WHY was this waste of the ointment made. Their concern was for the money it could have been sold for and given to the poor. But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me."

He did not even try to stop the woman but encouraged her. We need enthusiasm if we are to succeed at anything.

It gets very hard when you try and try and see very little change. It is then that we have to keep on and not lose our enthusiasm. As the quote says, "It's important to keep enthusiasm on an even keel."

This week let us work with enthusiasm and see what a difference it can make in our results. May God bless you as you try. connie

Saturday, December 1, 2007



There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death.

This verse can certainly be true with the way we eat. It seems perfectly alright to eat that extra piece of pie or cake. It seems alright to cook in greece after all who likes food broiled or baked. It seems alright to lay around and become a couch potato and NOT get up and move your body. Chips and donuts are for me you say, or maybe its lots of good old red meat.

These are the kind of things that can kill you if you have them in abundance and too often. Have you heard of clogged arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc. and the list goes on and on.

When I was young, I thought these things would not touch me and when they did, I just told myself it was in my genes. I told myself a lot of lies back then when it could have made a difference. Today, I am much wiser and older and I have high blood pressure, clogged arteries, diabetes, and etc. To late for me to some degree. But maybe not for you, if you will take it seriously.

We always say we will start tomorrow and tomorrow never comes for us. If it does , we don't take it seriously. Days pass that turn into years and you finally arrive. You have your arteries so clogged up that your heart can't get the oxygen that it so desperately needs to pump life to your body. One day, the pain in the chest and down the arm, horrible pain with the nausea and sweating and awful weakness. Heart attack!!! You body is fighting back and is winning!!! My way seemed the right way and it was so much fun. Sin always is. Otherwise people would not sin. But death is just a heart beat away, and the end of our lust for food is bringing us closer to death each day.

IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY FOR YOU. Stop and think!! Eat those vegetables and fruit and good grains and a little meat. These are the things that give you more life. It gives your body what it needs to keep running smoothly. It is your choice but remember choices bring consequences.

It is up to us to study and to know what is best for us in all areas of our life. Our flesh will tell us lies and flatter us. Remember where those ways lead. We are here for such a short time let us make the most of that time. The way we are taking may seem right but it does not necessarily mean it is. We must not let our flesh win this battle if we are to win the fight. The fight means LIFE AND LIVING. connie