Friday, September 21, 2012

A little goes a LONG way...

It's amazing to me how the simplest of things, the smallest of thoughts entertained, can make the most difference.  At least being a girl, being this girl, I can go from loving myself to tears all from one little number or dress or thought.

Why do things like that effect us so, why do we let the little things creep inside and ruin a perfectly good day?

This totally happened to me. One picture and I was broken in a million sad to let something so trivial affect me so much.  While my sisters helped, especially Elena, I'm kinda annoyed I was weak enough to fall for the negative train my mind likes to go on.  I've always tried to work on by pessimistic attitude, to flip it but this time I earned a F.

It shows you how much a little thought, small joke, or bit of sarcasm can really effect you (regardless if you think it does or not).  Studies have been done to prove the effect your thoughts can have on your mind and physical well-being.  Being someone who suffers from negativity, I've learned the truth regarding the thoughts-to-tongue connection.

"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain" James 1:26 KJV

"Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. 

Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God." James 3:4-9 KJV

The New Kings James version mentions a ships rudder instead of helm, a slightly different aspect of the same intention.. A focus on how something so small can change the course of something so big!  

 "Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things." James 3:4-5 NKJV

It's just a friendly reminder I think we all can use regarding keeping a positive outlook, positive thoughts, & positive speech towards ourselves & others.

Things can always be worse...instead of being down because the glass is half empty, be glad it's not broken. If the glass is broken, then be glad your dirty dishes just got that much lighter!

"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:" 1 Peter 3:10 KJV

One last verse but something to really think about. Instead of giving yourself so much idle time to think of the poor emptying glass, how about instead doing something positive for others to take your mind off of it!  Nothing can make you feel better then when you reach out & lend a helping hand who's needs are greater then your own.  

My church has always been big in outreach but what's neat is recently my work has been also.  They now do something for the community in the area on most Saturdays.  What could be better for a stressed & overwhelmed student or tired and overworked employee then to take their mind off of themselves, their studies/jobs, and offering help to those around them.  The few volunteering things I do take part of always leaves me feeling more fulfilled and uplifted then before.

"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established" Proverbs 16:3 KJV

Just some things to think on this weekend and hopefully we can begin autumn in a positive manner, with love to ourselves and others

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Exciting Things All Around

It's been awhile, and sorry about that so much has been going on with me it's crazy!

First, I've started going to The Goldberg Clinic with doctors named Dr. Paul Goldberg MPH, DC, DACBN, DCBCN and Dr. David Tener, DC.  He was VERY highly recommended for me and my current health problems including IBS & my missing cycle (which is 1-1 1/2 years + at this point) that no other doctors can seem to figure out. He gave me a delayed food allergy test and a bacteria test and found out I apparently:

Food Allergies:
  • Severe: Milk
  • Moderate: Mustard Seed
  • Mild: Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Sunflower, Crab

Here were a few of my favorite things:

Nonfat Greek Yogurt


Unsweetened Almond milk

And Peanut butter...need I say more?

*A moment of silence*

Does is suck not being able to eat these & many other things, yes of course. Will I get over it, yes of course. I'm already feeling better so that is motivation enough to keep at it! 


I don't have any severe but I do apparently have one (I can't recall the name of & the results page is still in the mail currently) that is at a warning level and if it progresses can lead to autoimmune disorders/diseases.  Since I already suffer with Raynaud's Phenomenon which can be a precursor for that it definitely got my attention. 

He did a fast, or a cleanse for me in the beginning for 7-8 days to heal my gut and now I'm on a limited diet while we continue that healing process. During the cleanse I wasn't allowed to exercise which was a killer for me to grasp, but I think in the end a healthy maneuver not just physically but mentally as well. He also wants me to get some sun exposure (skin showing & no sunscreen) & not just for the vitamin D.  It's definitely different, but I am feeling better so it's exciting also!

Second, my bestie Chelsi is getting married!  I'm so excited & I'm the maid of honor so I'm also crazy busy planning lol.  But it's totally worth it!

Thirdly, I'll be joining a fellow Georgia blogger Tina Reale (& much better then myself might-I-add) Best Body Bootcamp! I found her though one of the cutest bloggers I follow, Peanut Butter Fingers.  I'm so excited I cannot wait!  From what I gather she seems to be into circuit workouts which I've not done a ton of so it'll be a new experience & one I think my workout could use! What's also neat is she is a believer & invited me to the blogger bootcamp get-together thingy they have at the end of each month!  It'll be really nice to get to meet new people & get a good workout at the same time...if my life will slow down enough for me to go to one!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hebrews 12

This has been a very interesting week, well interesting time in my life recently really.  My birthday, mom's birthday, applied for a new job (finger's crossed with many prayers!), current work has been crazy busy, some outings scheduled with friends & family, and one blind-date (didn't work out though). Mix that with the emotional stress I put myself under on a normal basis anyhoo, two of my closest friends battling severe depression, major financial battles that not only I am enduring, but having to watch many of my family members go through the has also been very overwhelming!

So when one of my friends had to cancel today, I decided to take the wonderful weather welcoming September in as a chance to have a run with God.

When I run with one of my running partners we go 4-6 miles, when I run with the other I run 6-8 miles, when I run with just myself I run 10.5 miles, and when I run for the world I run 13.5-14 miles (a very rare run indeed) matter the distance I always run with the Lord!

This was a 10.5 mile kind of day. A just run everything off kind of day. I ran with just God, no music, no conversation...just God and me.  Emptying myself onto Him, my thoughts and fears, reaffirmed my trust and faith in His decisions and spoke that no matter what happened, I knew it was His will and I would follow.  I didn't know what the future holds, who my soul mate is, where I'll live or work, how my bills will work out, but I know that they will...through Him and His hand on my life, it will all be okay.

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12: 1-2 NKJV

Ending this blog post on a positive note, my friend's father and the outreach pastor stood in the place for my father and spoke a blessing over me a few weeks ago. One that I cherish, and now get to see every time I wake up!  Knowing that my heavenly Father's blessings are on me, over me, and awaiting me, I cannot wait to see what His Almighty plans will be!

One thing the future does hold for me....Autumn & the state fair!!! Yay!