1. I loved this part of the verses ~

    "What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving."


  2. My dear friend…I so TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. As Melanie stated, how it really stinks to be doing all the right things and not getting the results. Yep! DON'T I KNOW IT!

    And it's so cool that in the midst of your discouragement, God was able to speak a word of truth.

    And by the way, these are the same verses that I've been given to chew on for the past few days. Coincidence?

    Trusting that God will give us both the grace today that we need. And well…the hope that the 18 lbs will go away and never come back and that…my thorn be removed!!!

    Big hug!!

  3. Great encouragement from both of your blogs today! Keep in mind water weight/retention…..it gets me everytime and depresses me and then the next week it's better….praying that for you!

  4. Sandy, I needed to read this today. I needed to see it and to hear it and to take it in. Thank you for sharing just the thoughts I need.

    I, too, have gained some weight this summer–partly to being a lazy eater, and partly because I'm starting menopause. Menopause!! At age 47!!! I'm bummed, not to not have to deal with you-know-what, but because my body is changing and I don't like it. One bit.

    I need to remember that God still made me and He still loves the body He gave to me. And my husband still loves me (and my lumpy body) too. I am SO grateful for that.

  5. That was beautiful Sandy~ I'm struggling with weight loss right now also (which my wonderful hubby tells me every day is completely unnecessary).

    A sweet bloggy friend sent me a book called "Thin Within" by Judy and Arthur Halliday that focuses on the spiritual aspect of getting to and remaining at a healthy weight and how to focus our hearts on the right reasons to do so. Enjoying it so far!

    Have I mentioned how much I love you?!?!?! You are such a wonderful friend!

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