Many have asked about the adoption interview Kim and Craig had this morning on Fox and Friends, so I’m posting the link here.
Click on the link and then the picture of Kim and Craig when it pulls up. It will show you the 4:35 video.
Kim and Craig did a fantastic job sharing their story and giving glory to Jesus Christ, quoting Scripture and pointing people to the Lord and prayer. God has used this terrible experience to bring glory to His name. I’m believing (along with my family) that they will have those boys by next year at this time. How do I know? I don’t! It’s total faith.
You have not because you ask not.
I’m teaching my children to honor God by having total confidence and trust in Him to do the impossible. God waited to provide the promised son, Isaac to Abraham and Sarah until they were “as good as dead” in their bodies (old age). Why? So, He and He alone would get the glory. What is impossible with man is possible with God.
While I’m at it.
Happy New Year! 2013!
As I think about the new year, I know folks are coming up with those New Year’s resolutions. One of which will most likely be about weight loss. It was last year at this time that I made that decision (to lose weight) and I lost 30 lbs. I’ve gained only 5 back during that time frame. (It’s been the holidays, right! Aren’t we allowed! :)) I plan to drop those in a couple of weeks. I must say that I feel better and I’m healthier.
People have asked me, “How did you do it?”
As I point to my mouth I say, “See that little hole right there in the front of my head…I, just put less food in it.” And that’s the truth. I must admit that I’ve done no exercising other than some occasional (and I mean occasional) walking. I’ve been very inconsistent with that part of my regimen. But, I have tried to be wise about not eating so many sweets, snacks and having “seconds” and “thirds” at the supper table.
I have a granola bar for breakfast and a cup of coffee. Black. I have a light lunch. Maybe a Chick-Fil-A sandwich…and yes…even the fries…and water to drink or sometimes a diet drink (those aren’t real good for us either). And then I don’t load up at supper like I used to back when I looked like this…
I splurge a little on weekends…but, during the week, I try to be pretty disciplined. I sure do feel better… You’ll notice below that Pam has dropped some weight as well…about 20lbs.
Dr. David Black, a mentor of mine, got me thinking about this as I read his blog and he posted this chart…
Dr. Black, (Brother Dave, as he likes to be called) wrote these thoughts…
Over-eating and obesity are HUGE problems among Baptists. Why are we so silent about it? And about divorce? A couple of years ago someone posted a proposal to ban divorce. Why, folks, serious social issues do not, repeat do not, include serial polygamy. Repeat after me: Gay marriage and abortion, gay marriage and abortion. Public protest is not allowed when it comes to the most egregious of all sins in evangelicalism. Divorce is AOK in many Religious Belt churches. It’s the Trojan Horse of evangelical ethics. A nation that is half stupefied by groupthink over “grave moral issues” will not even stop to consider how much more subtle the danger of divorce is to the fabric of our society than is gay marriage. Besides, if we go after divorce, who knows, Bible Belt obesity might be next on the list.
…I say, throw away the scales and just look at yourself in the mirror. If you are happy with the way you look and feel, you are probably doing fine. If you’re not, do something about it. But don’t get caught up with numbers. I get my exercise through working on the farm and light weight lifting. That has kept up my metabolism for all these years. I weigh the same today as I did 20 years ago. I know because they weigh me at my annual physical. It’s not the numbers that count.
Dave has a great blog (and he’s the one that encouraged me to write my book and to blog…Thanks Dave!). His blog can be found here…
So, there you have it. Plenty to ponder and chew on today as you enjoy your black-eyed peas, collards and cornbread. Just not too much! 🙂
Happy New Year!