My Focus for 2014

I began 2013 committing to focus on one word for the year: Believe. This turned into Believing God and a secondary focus on God’s Promises. I set out to scour the Bible to learn about God’s promises and how I could rightly apply those promises to my life. This was, in a way, my mission…

Staying Connected In the Midst of Change

Eight weeks ago our little family of three became four as we welcomed precious Lucas James Walters into the world! He is a doll and we are soaking up every sweet minute of his new little life. His presence, however, has brought my blogging and my study of God’s promises to a screeching halt. Since…

I’m Believing God

Well, I just finished working through the Bible study “Believing God” written by Beth Moore. I began this study earlier this year as I was praying about how to know and understand God’s promises.  I am so thankful that I had the chance to work through the workbook and watch a few of the videos…

How to Face Your Fears

God is leading me down a very interesting and unexpected path as I seek to know and believe his promises.  The more I study the promises of God and ask for his help believing his promises, I find him leading me face to face with my fears. To be truthful, fear is what propelled me…

BELIEVE!

I said in my last post that my “theme” for the year would be God’s Promises, that I would take this year to study and learn all I can about God’s promises that I can stand on today. As I began my study I recognized a word emerging from this: BELIEVE. For me, God is…

My Focus for 2013

God began to prepare my heart for this year’s “focus word” a few months ago. He planted in me a thirst to truly understand his promises in his word. I confess that I am certain that in my 30+ years as a believer in Christ, I have taken some of the bible verses relative to…

What I Learned About Discipline in 2012

Last year my one word to focus on for 2012 was “discipline.” I wrote about this alot on the blog. Its interesting now to look back and remember the things that I learned about discipline and how my attitude and perspective toward discipline has changed. So now, after twelve months of focus, here are the…

31 Day Writing Challenge

Day 1 – Intro Blog (the one you’re on) Day 2 – Some Cooks Are Born, Others Are Made Day 3 – The Curse of the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe Day 4 – There are Bakers, and There are Cooks Day 5 – Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine   I saw a post today…

Confession: It’s Good For the Soul

I’ve dreaded writing this post but the time has come to break the news even if its not good news.  I did not accomplish my weight loss goals as I had hoped to earlier this year. In fact, I did not even come close.  I guess the good news is that I did not gain…

Can the Heart be Disciplined?

Emily Dickinson once wrote, When the Best is gone, I know that other things are not of consequence, The Heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care… I’ve toiled and fretted much this year over my lack of discipline; yet, after six months of striving, discipline remains just beyond my reach. This…

Lessons Learned

Well its been yet another month and I honestly have nothing good or motivating to report about my little diet experiment except for one thing: It was a bad idea! I wanted to try a different eating plan each month to see which ones worked the best.  I started with South Beach, then I tried…

Focus

Discipline requires FOCUS. Focus requires DISCIPLINE. You cannot have one without the other. fo·cus/ˈfōkəs/ Noun: The center of interest or activity. Maximum clarity Converge on a central point Bring into alignment Attention to detail Adjustment Fixed Attention Concentrating interest Point of origin The principal site The part of prominence, usually for emphasis or contrast. Clear…