Category Archives: 31 Days Younger

31 Days Celebration

Monday Motivation: STRONGER because of 2012

Monday Monday! Oh man, I can’t even pretend to act like this Monday is one of those Mondays you watch the clock til the day is done, this Monday isn’t in the same category cuz I’m totally stoked!!!!! Y’all it’s New Year’s Eve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last day of our #5dayFOCUS challenge to finish strong. Today’s #FOCUS word is

STRONGER 

My pledge and daily affirmation commitment to finish 2012 strong.
My pledge and daily affirmation commitment to finish 2012 strong.

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(drum roll) My inneractive CORE challenge!!!!

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-keep movin’ #FOCUS remember that we may be challenged but we won’t quit because we are #ANCHOREDinTRUTH

 

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26 Days of Being

I woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense of anticipation. Actually it sort-of hit me last night. Someone actually asked me after our church service if I was ok. But I think it was just starting to root.

26 Days now. It’s been 26 days since I started this 31 day challenge to find the stuff that was getting under my skin that God just might be using to train me.

WOW it’s been full-out bootcamp. Like Basic Training. Fatigue(s) and all!

Doin’ stuff I’d rather not do.

Waking up when I’d rather stay sleep.

Taking orders.

Well, you get the point.

So anyway, all day today I tossed the feeling around trying to put my finger on why I had this gut level anticipation. I mean like something BIG was about to happen. I even cried out to God asking Him if it was something for inneractive, my children, my marriage, my finances?

NOTHING. He gave me nothing.

Then mid afternoon I started pondering and what came to me was, this question.

“If you stood in front of God, would He know you”?

WHOA.

Was that question for me?

Then again, a clarification of the question…

I mean really, you know Him. You speak of Him. You ‘work’ in His name. But if you walked right up to Him *(if that were possible) would He know you?

So a light bulb went off. You know how when you hear something you are almost certain is in the bible but you really don’t know where it is? YEAH. I was there. So what’s a girl to do? I googled it!

BOOM>>>>>>>>>>

Matthew 7:23. “Why do you call me Lord, Lord”

I couldn’t take just that. I had to start digging around to find out why God was asking that question so I went to the source, the beginning of the Chapter.

And I wanted to get a “make it clear” version, so I chose the Message.

Check THIS out… the title of the chapter alone started to reveal my anticipation! Just keep reading…

Matthew 7

A Simple Guide for Behavior

 1-5 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.

 6″Don’t be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you’re only being cute and inviting sacrilege.

 7-11″Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

 12″Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.

Being and Doing

 13-14″Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.

 15-20″Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook. These diseased trees with their bad apples are going to be chopped down and burned.

 21-23″Knowing the correct password—saying ‘Master, Master,’ for instance— isn’t going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obedience—doing what my Father wills. I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.’ And do you know what I am going to say? ‘You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.’

 24-25″These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.

 26-27″But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

  28-29 When Jesus concluded his address, the crowd burst into applause. They had never heard teaching like this. It was apparent that he was living everything he was saying—quite a contrast to their religion teachers! This was the best teaching they had ever heard.

 …that explains it.

26 Days…and counting

-Keep Movin’


10 Day Renovation: DEMOLITION

3-6The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity. 2 Corinthians 10:5 
If you’ve ever watched extreme makeover Home Edition, you know the first thing they do, actually one of the adrenaline rushes of the show, is the demolition. The homeowner is handed a sledge hammer and they are given the honor of tearing down the walls and disaster they’ve been staring at. They usually let out a scream, a few woot-woots or a major sigh of relief because they know at the back end of that hammer swing is the laid out plans for a whole new world.

Hmmm. I’m thinkin it’s time to grab our hammers and get ta swingin’

Get rid of the thoughts that have caused you to think less of who you really are. Demolish the thoughts that have considered the alternative and/or easier route. Demolish the junk in your life. Whatever you’re looking at, listening to, speaking about, hangin’ with/around, all of that junk starts to cause corrosion in your life. DEMOLISH IT!

Demolish the sluggish opportunity to do just enough to stay fit. After a while your body will basically stop responding to the ‘just enough’ and just enough won’t even matter. DEMOLISH IT!

Demolish those little pockets of fat called cellulite by movin’ just a little quicker, makin’ your muscles wake up and take notice that something different is happening. They will thank you!

Demolish the thought that reading while you’re on your treadmill is effective. IT’S NOT! Sure it’ll pass the time, but if you’re really able to read and those words aren’t bouncing up and down on the page, then you have to ask yourself are you really exerting yourself?

DEMOLISH IT! Yes, THAT. Demolish that excuse you keep makin. Your life will not move if you continue to make the excuses your friends. Misery really does love company and it’s BFF is called excuse and fear! DEMOLISH THEM TOO!

I could wait for someone else to do what I know I’m suppose to do but you know what, I refuse! I refuse to sit back and watch my life stand still waiting for something to happen. I’m gonna do what I know I need to do instead of just enough. Grab your hammer. It’s demolition time!

“DO, such a simple work, do is a challenge, do is the expectation of greatness”-intel commercial

Day 19: Rx RENOVATION cuz such is my life…in pictures

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I Rerouted my days for the nurturing of a sick child and so as the saying goes a mother’s work is never done.

This is my life in pictures well atleast the past 3 days.

So today I start over and my proverbial CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS sign is hanging.
What’s your renovation Rx? Is it your spirit, your soul, your $$ maybe you need a family reno and just have a free -for-all game night eat breakfast for dinner without counting the calories and let the kids stay up late on this school night…(gasp)

LOOSIN UP SISTAH
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE SO FANATIC

Let’s make a plan…

Today I will______________

For the next 10 days I will ________

Now it’s up to you. Commit to it & keep movin’

Day 18: Making sense of eating healthy

There’s been a common theme running across my mind lately and I know it’s because I’ve truly prayed and asked God to help me make it all make sense, as it relates to eating well.

I too get frustrated, I have moments when nothing but chocolate will do and then I go through the guilt of feeling like I’ve failed myself.  I get folks asking me how to get their kids to eat healthy. One client even said she’d like to spend a week at my house and see how we really eat. My babysitter said I was “just wrong” because my idea of a snack was apples or cheese-itz. At any rate, I try what works, and stick with it. FOR MY FAMILY. And while each family is different there MUST be some things that work on a general basis that I could share with the world and one meal at a time help parents end this epidemic of obesity.

So that desire began to swell in my heart to the point that it started burning and this sudden obligation to get in the fight against childhood obesity rose up in me and I prayed even harder!

PRAISE GOD He answered my prayers!

I had the AWESOME opportunity to listen in on a webinar sponsored by the Dairy Council of California and Meals Matter called “Eat, Play, Love: Raising Healthy Eaters”.

The basis of the webinar ?…

As parents, we all want to give our children every advantage in life. Eat, Play, Love is an approach created by registered dietitians who are moms themselves that describes the fundamentals behind raising healthy eaters. Hosted by Dairy Council of California, this free webinar addresses the practical, actionable steps that parents and caretakers can use to approach mealtime and your child’s eating behaviors with a positive attitude.

And my takeaway?…

simple meals matter, it’s about spending time with my family nurturing healthy food perceptions & let go of meal perfection!

Make’s sense to me! Enjoy and PLEASE pass this on to every parent you think could benefit from this!!!

-keep movin