Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reason #567567567 not to watch Oprah.

Goldie Hawn and Oprah telling the world how to be happy and raise their "joy level." I think I'll pass.

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
—Psalm 16:11

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Things

I really enjoy participating in photo challenges, it makes me a more conscious photographer. Hmm, calling myself a photographer felt like a stretch...I suppose I'll settle for button pusher. The simplicity challenge this week was "sweet." Maybe I'll get extra points for a a sweet thing looking at a sweet thing.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Holy Yoga...not so holy.

Child's pose, downward dog, warrior position, inhale, exhale...
I was invited by a Christian friend to attend a Holy Yoga class last week. I had never researched yoga or participated but I am always up for meeting other christian women and was looking forward to a new workout routine. I arrived at a non demoninational church, much like my own. The dimly lit room was filled with a wonderful scent and praise music. As we began our exercise, the instructor repeated the verse "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" 2 Corinthians 6:14
At the end of the class, we prayed and I felt really good, the endorphins were going and I was surrounded by fellow believers.
That night in prayer the lord brought this verse to my remembrance...2 Corinthians 6 came to me.."Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean; and I will receive you." I began researching yoga online and learned about its pagan origins. I went to the Holy Yoga website and saw how they were taking liberties with The Lord's Prayer and altering it to fit into yoga lingo. I felt sick that I been doing the same poses others have done to worship false gods. The bible says that the devil comes as an angel of light, and I believe this to be the case with Holy Yoga. I have asked the Lord's forgiveness but now I need to forgive myself. I am angry for the example I set for others when I told them I was attending, I am disappointed in myself for not praying about it before i went. I am grieved by the number of people who are practicing "christian yoga" and thinking they are honoring Jesus Christ.
Tonight I am thankful for the blood of Jesus
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."Isaiah 1:18

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is how my kid shops

Shopping with Ben is a blast...as long as his dad is there to chase him around.


After a record setting snowy winter here in Ohio, we finally had a dry warm(ish) day. Took the kids out for a walk with the husband. So excited for a spring full of long walks with my loves.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vloggin Vednesday

Today's vlog topic was to show your favorite/least favorite room. Sorry for the whispering, Benj was sleeping in the next room. Also kinda wishing I remembered today was vlog day when I got ready...I looked at hot mess. There is always next week.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seals and Fish in San Diego

We took a drive to La Jolla to see the seals ,they gather in an area that was intended as a children's pool. Several of them just had new pups, unbelievably cute.

It was a gorgeous day, so Matt and I strolled around while Ben napped in the car with gma.

Next stop was the aquarium. Ben LOVES fish. It was one of his first words. Having a child makes nearly everything we do a hundred times better. I'm not sure I actually looked at any fish, I was too busy watching his little face. <3

Friday, March 4, 2011

I want to keep it in a jar

I NEED to lose weight. I never knew the effect 15 extra pounds could have on me. Sure, I give it permission to, but if I don't I'll become complacent and never lose it. I have days where my motivation is unstoppable. I eat my allotted 29WW points a day, work out, get excited about how I will look and feel. When I'm having those days I just want to bottle that feeling and unleash it on days like today. Days where I lay on the couch with my son while he naps, days where I eat 3 too many muffins, days where I think about going out to eat and eating my and your fair share of hot rolls and delicious pasta.
I shouldn't have typed delicious pasta...it now had a home in my head until I give it a home in my tummy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Philippians 4:11 "...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."
I have always found it very hard to be content. It's not a longing for material things I struggled with, but a place in my life I wanted to be. I prayed for a Godly husband for years. I thought once I'm married I can stop worrying about my future. Finally meeting my husband and marrying him did bring so much happiness, but contentment did not last long. I ached for a child. I know that God put this desire inside of me, but instead of worrying WHEN, I should have rested in the knowledge that the Lord has plans for my life so much greater than my own. As Paul said, he LEARNED to be content, it was not just a personality trait that some people are given and others not. I still find myself getting anxious over what will be, but i am learning to be content through prayer, God's word, and everything else that comes with this life.