Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Exercise, T-Tapp

A few years ago I felt God led me to an exercise after praying about what would be best for my body.  T-Tapp was brought into my path.  I have not been consistent since then, but when I am consistent, I have very good results inside and out.  This is an exercise that works and heals the body from the inside out.

I have accountability in several areas of my life.  I feel I am learning how important it is to have accountability in areas of my life with sisters in Christ.  I used to always want to do things on my own.  I hope to use the T-Tapp forums as well as sharing here on my blog for accountability in this area.  As well as a few friends that may be helping as well.  I have to resist the urge to want to do it on my own, but also not depend on another person to do it for me.  Balance :)

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My goal for exercise is to do the workout from T-Tapp called Basic Workout Plus Monday through Friday for a month or two and then maybe change it up.  It is a workout like no other and does wonderful things for the body.

I hope to share my journey of success as God uses this exercise as well as walking and maybe other things here and there as tools to exercise my body, which needs to be exercised, because it is His Temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

More later...Love to You!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mom Monday~Who Sees Your Best

I am encouraged today to be keeping my priorities in check.  Evaluate each moment and make sure my priorities are right.  Then I will be doing good, and be satisfied.  My God, my husband and my children.  Most important ever.  Need them to see my very best and not anyone else!  Remember this today.  They are the important ones.  They are the ones that need to see you at your best before anyone else in the world.  Make sure you have your focus in the right place today.

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Questions I want to honestly answer in my heart.  Who are you living for today, what about right now in this moment?  Are you living fully in this moment?  If the answer is yes, keep pressing on!  If the answer is not yes, cry out to God and ask Him to help you reorganize your priorities so that they are balanced and correct.  You will be so thankful that you did.  I am doing that today.  Right now that means get off the computer, have some quiet time and reorder my thoughts for the day.  I was really encouraged reading Courtney from Women Living Well's ebook today, you can get it for free.  I read only a few pages, but it has struck my heart to bring about some changes in my day, starting now.

More later...Love to you!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Discipline...Me? Check-in

On February 11, 2011 I posted about discipline and I shared some goals I was looking to work on the rest of February.  This is a "check-in" post to see how things are moving and to stay focused on what I was setting my goals towards.

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My goals were 1, 2, 3:
  1. Wake up at 5:30 when alarm goes off and hit the floor with my feet.  Enjoy exercise quiet time and shower before children wake up.  How am I doing?  Well I have managed instead of snoozing until 7am, I am most consistently up by 6:15am and up before the children.  A few times I have had quiet time, but exercise and shower has not happened yet.  I consider this a great progress!
  2. Plan my day in the morning (may I add plan it with asking God what His plans for me are) so that I have a structure throughout the day.  How am I doing?  I just Friday printed a great daily docket list after reading through an ebook I have which I am loving called Organized Simplicity-by www.simplemom.net.  This is planning one day at a time, period.  I like it.
  3. Do at least 15 minutes of cleaning task with assigned room for each week.  How am I doing?  Well I changed this.  I don't like having something to do every day like this.  I realized that I want my home clean for the weekend, becasue what has happened normally is that by Saturday I am sick of seeing the house dirty and now have time so I spend Saturday cleaning up as I go all day long.  This is not a relaxing day for me.  So I want my home clean on Friday to prepare for the weekend going into it with a clean home.  So I am going to work on implementing Flylady's Home Blessing Hour.  Picking 6 things in the home and spend 10 minutes on each.  Instead of sticking with the things she says, I will pick what needs most in the home.  This past Friday I chose 6 things and got 5 of them done.  The weekend has been much nicer having everything clean and refreshed.  Then daily I will do my 1, 2, 3's which are 1 load of laundry, dishes and 10 minute declutter.  I have to remember in this season of life I need to have realistic expectations.

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Thanks for listening.  Is there anything you have learned in your home that works best for you in keeping it clean but not obsessing over it?

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Five Minute Friday-Grit & Grime in Life

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I think of the grit and grime of life.  That it comes and it goes.  It is never gone all the time.  There will always be something that comes along and stirs things up.

What could be defined as the grit and grime of life.  Getting dirty in life.  Making mistakes.  Falling down and as I have heard it, failing forward.  I have a messy house.  My kids aren't behaving like I want them to.  I didn't pass my test.  I got reprimanded or corrected at work.  I got in a fender bender and now the car has to go in the shop and I have to change my plans.  Kids get sick and things stand still for a while.  People lose their jobs.  Relationships have grit.  They cause problems with other relationships.  This can be a mess.  Grit.  Grime.  The grit and grime of life.  

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What do you do about the grit and grime of life.  You keep on going.  Go right THROUGH it.  Through it is the key.  Because when you go through it you will eventually be out of it.  If you don't go through it then it will be a mountain right in front of you that will prevent  you from...LIVING!!!!  

You see what I am learning lately and is a major focus in 2012, is LIVING.  What are we avoiding in order to sit still and not live.  If we face what we are trying to avoid then despite any pain or hurt felt, we can get past it and maybe even grow in the process.  

It's Life.  There will be grit and grime.  Press on sisters and brothers.  Keep your eye on the prize.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tell Me Your Gluten Free Story

I am eager to learn.  How did you find out about gluten sensitivity or Celiac and what is your story?  Would you share with me, and with others who may read?  I think this is the best way for us to learn on this journey is by hearing others story.  Maybe something will spark in what you say that will help someone else.  This is what has helped me SO much, reading about others experiences.

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Tell me your story if you feel led.

Thank you!
Kim :)

Going to Find Out

I am going to find out soon if I am gluten intolerant.  I am awaiting a test to let me know.  I also have been praying for clear answers and I have faith that I will find out a clear answer.  I am looking forward to knowing if I will be gluten free myself, or if I will only continue cooking this way (among other allergens) for my children.

***Update March 19, 2012
I did take a finger prick blood test that showed negative.  So this was discouraging, but I am learning more and am onto more tools to help me continue in this process of finding what foods my body needs and does not need.  I am not ruling out gluten sensitivity/intolerance at all.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Gluten Free Journey

I'm working on eating gluten free and I've never been diagnosed...by a medical doctor that is.  I am on a journey to know if gluten is for me or against me.  The gluten free diet is something that I am familiar with.  See I have a child, lets call him Sugarbear, who is allergic to wheat (among other things).  So since he was born seven years ago I have been learning to incorporate more and more wonderful foods and meals into our family that are gluten free.  He has several other food allergies that I will definitely share more about all I have learned about those in the blogs to come in the future.

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So why am I working on eating gluten free?  Well when Sugarbear was born he had a lot of eczema and itching and rashes.  I knew a little about allergies because our oldest, Knucklehead, has a peanut allergy.  I knew all the itching, rashes and eczema were not normal and probably related to allergies.  At this time, when Sugarbear was a baby, I had released all of my excess weight by eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied (not full or overstuffed, but satisfied and had enough).  After changing the kinds of food I was eating to not eat things he was allergic to since I was nursing him...I started gaining weight.  Now there were many other things going on in my heart and life at that time, which I think I attributed to the weight gain, but I still held onto the fact I knew to release all of my weight and be healthy I needed to eat only when I was hungry and stop when satisfied, the way my body was created to be fed.  For some reason I would talk about that to people and share a lot about eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied, and it not necessarily being about what you eat, when releasing weight.  But I knew I was not doing that.  I kept eating and disregarding my hunger signals for several years.  I was not living out what I was saying or what I believed.  


Fast forward a few years Princess came into the picture.  I was pregnant again and starting that pregnancy was at my highest weight ever other than when I had been pregnant in the past.  After having her I released all of my weight once again eating only when I was hungry (when my stomach growled, which is what my body does when I am truly hungry) and stopping when I was satisfied.  It was Truth that had set me free, helped me release all of this weight.  I was healthy, God had shown me how to eat when I was hungry the way He created me.  So then guess what?  I started gaining weight again.  In two years I got to the next highest weight I had ever been while not being pregnant.  Highest weight ever!  Not only though had I started eating outside of my boundaries, but I also started questioning what foods my body needed to be healthiest and started praying about it.  What is going on here, I thought, questioning so very many things?!

To be continued...

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

I. Matter.

The little voice in my head...........for as long as I can remember.............the lies of the enemy...........says.......

You don't matter.

Well guess what.  I matter.  And.  You matter too.  Completely.  Listen to these words to you today.  Then look up to Him and allow Him to speak to your heart.

Love to you,
Kim :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

5 Minute Friday

Joining Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday...where we write for 5 minutes flat-no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.  


Ready, set, go...

Delight, the first thing that comes to my mind is.  Delight yourself in the Lord.  Then the rest of that says.  And He will give you the desires of your heart.  What does it mean to delight.  I don't have the ability to look up a dictionary as I am to sit and write for 5 minutes about this topic just flowing and not stopping.  So if I am to determine my own definition, lets give it a shot.

I think of delightful.  Smiles and laughter.  Simply delicious.  It is a light and fluffy word.  Makes me feel good to think about it.  I think no burdens, no worries, floating along delightfully.  

To enjoy.  To be satisfied in.  To relish in.  To be satisfied.


Things that delight me.  God and His amazing ways that I seem to question so much, but they always without a doubt end up being wonderful.  Perfect.  Perfect timing.  It is so amazing.  My kids the way they smile.  How resilient they are when they get hurt or have hurt feelings.  They have such child-like faith.  Simply delightful.  

The way that the family just laughs and grows together when there are no pressures from the outside world.  Delightful.  When there are no other cares in the world, but to enjoy the moment.  That is delightful.  

Delight.  Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.  

Simply amazing.  

God has a plan for today.  He wants to take care of everything.  I am to sit back in my Spirit and delight myself in Him.  His splendor.  His glory.  His perfectness.  His control.  He is perfect.  He is the GREAT I AM.

Be blessed this weekend and lavish in His love.  If you don't know Him, ask Him to sweep you off your feet with His love and surrender to Him.  I am going to work on the same.

More later...Love to you!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm Workin' in the Home Wednesday

To plan or not to plan, that is the question.  Heard of that quote before..."to fail to plan is to plan to fail?"  It is important to have a plan, not a legalistic list of things or anything, but a loose plan/schedule/structure for our home and family.  This will cause thriving and not chaos.

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Why oh why though do I try and control and think I have it all in order and can relax, only to realize that I do not.  Hello!  I need to use the plan/schedule that I created when reading the e-book Tell Your Time.


Fail.  That is what happens when there is no plan.  Things fail or falls apart.  I have a very, very loose schedule for the day now and I do not like to even think about it during the day, it just stays planted in the back of my mind somewhere where I think..."I'll think of it some time or some day."  The reason I do not like to think about it is because I am too focused on wanting to "enjoy" my time and relax and not think about things to do.  (Note there is a scripture that talks about living for pleasure, it doesn't work.)  This seems to trick me though because when I do the plan or stick more closely to the schedule I make, then I have more time to relax and enjoy and when I do it that way I can see all the fruits of my sticking to the schedule by having the home look more organized and clean and have the kids relaxed because their sweet mommy stuck to what she said she was going to do.

This week is going well with my 15-minute cleaning.  Monday was the kitchen.  Yesterday was the bathrooms.  Amazing I was able to spray down each shower and while it soaked I cleaned each sink in our 2 bathrooms, toilets wiped well with Lysol wipes and the floors all wiped down with Lysol wipes...then went back and scrubbed out the showers/tubs and wala, actually right before I was done the timer went off so it probably took me 16 or 17 minutes.  Still, I was like, wow!  Now to make this a habit, hehe!  Today, is the living room.  (Funny laugh out loud moment, I don't even know if this is the right order I wrote on my blog that I was going to follow OR if it is even the same as I wrote on my schedule I wrote down on paper...I just picked a room and said, Ok!)

So I have my schedule all written down.  Before making the schedule though she has you go through what your priorities are and figure out what things are fixed and what things are negotiable.  It was an amazing little journey to go through it and answer all of the questions.  Now to just do it.  Stumble through starting to work the schedule, even though my perfectionist brain wants to do it perfectly, which is another reason I probably have not started honestly trying to live it.  Then I will make progress.  That is what I am going to do.

Here is to sticking to a schedule more closely today (or going now to pray about a schedule for your home and family and how God would see you to do that), so that at the end of the day we can say we were good stewards of our time.

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sit Still Long Enough

Sit still long enough for it to penetrate.  What is IT?  It is whatever God is doing in me at any given moment, God's Word.  It needs to penetrate deep in me so that His work can be accomplished in me and He can change me from the inside out.  If I don't sit still long enough and keep moving before I have grasped something He is teaching me, then I am setting myself up once again to miss what He has.  No more!


It's time once again to remember, complete dependence on Jesus and to be still.  Bloom where I am planted.  It really is the best thing in the world, for me, and for each person God is working in.  To be still and let Him work.

Take some time today to be still and listen to His still small voice.......

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

10 Million Things

There are 10 million things I could write about right now it seems.  This morning the battle in my mind I cannot being to explain.  It is amazing how crazy it can be on the inside when on the outside we can appear just fine.  Crazy I say!


So today there are a few things I want to chat about.  One is that Monday is for the kitchen!  So today I plan to set my timer and I will move all things off floor and sweep and mop.  Then I will wipe cabinets with soapy cloth and feel so refreshed because I love a good clean kitchen floor!  You know there are those things in your house, where for you, when it is done it is all good.  It feels like your house is clean.  But if "it" is not done, then it seems so dirty and chaotic.  Well that is my "it"...the kitchen floor.

So if you ever feel overwhelmed about your house and you don't know where to start...search your heart a minute, take a mental walk around your house and find that one thing.  What is it for you that when it is done/clean/organized you feel better and at ease?  Is it your kitchen sink, kitchen floor, ring around that toilet, bathroom counters wiped off, clutter picked off the floors in the house...?

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The next thing is this.  When my mind is frazzled and 10 million things are running around...God reminded me this morning to stop, take my focus off of myself and towards Him, and praise Him.  Ask Him for His plans for me in my mind and in my day.  Keeping myself focused on myself is not going to help me at all.  

I made a short list that can be so super infinity long about God and all He is to me and all He is period.  Those things included:  Lover of my soul, my perfect provision, Creator of all things, I'm the apple of His eye, the most awesome sky I saw when I walked out my front door this morning, He made that!  Then I went on and made a list of who I am in Him.  If I get all mixed up in my head and forget who I am in Him, that is wasting time, ack!!!  Remind me so many times that again and again, and I will continue to need reminding.  I am MORE than a conqueror through Him, I am the apple of His eye, I am dead to sin and alive in Christ!!  I am a child of the living God!!  He lives in me!  I am a new creation!  AMAZING.

So now to restart my day and freshen up.  Reminders to myself, I do NOT have to have a perfect day.  This day will not be perfect.  If I try and go by my plans especially, it will not be perfect.  I will always be in His sight and in His hand.

Psalm 139:10 ..."even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me."

Can I pray for you today?  

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

I realize right now that in order to be more fruitful and enjoy my life more I have to instill some discipline and boundaries into my heart and life.  Step out in faith and do GOOD what God has put in my path right now.  Pick a few things and have fun with it, really work on it, dig deep in those areas and "garden."  What would those look like?  Do any of these sound familiar to you:

  • Wake up earlier for quiet time and exercise to start the day
  • Make a simple, but clear, cleaning schedule for the week/each day
  • Set exercise goals
  • Be a good manager of my time so it is not wasted away (especially in front of the computer)
  • Go to bed at a decent hour
Well some people may look at discipline or boundaries like this picture below:

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I am starting to realize more and more that THAT is not true at. all.  

Lately I have read several things about how you can spend the same amount of time/work wasting time as you can being productive. Well you say how can I do that?  Ok, well the more I waste time, sit around, play on internet, and procrastinate...the more time I have to spend fixing all I didn't do to begin with, regular cleaning and maintenance of house and cars, catching up on finances that may get unorganized and out of order, chaos happens, more time spent bringing structure back into the children's day so that there is less chaos with them and their lives...the list goes on and effects all areas of our life.

So now I bring into my journey...3 IN 30!

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To finish up the month of February here are my goals I am going to write down.  Then I will follow up with a post on how I did on those goals.  I have prayerfully considered what I will work on with God's help and will concentrate on these three things.  Ever heard of the phrase....bloom where you are planted?  That is what I am going to do.  Sit still and dig into the things I know I already need to be doing and stop looking for more things to do.  


  1. Wake up at 5:30am when alarm goes off, hit the floor with my feet, and enjoy exercise, quiet time and shower before children wake up. (If exercising after children are at school, then quiet time and shower and wear my good exercise clothes to feel refreshed!)
  2. Plan my day in the morning so that I have structure through the day.
  3. Do at least 15-minutes (set timer) Monday through Friday cleaning tasks: Monday-Kitchen, Tuesday-Bathrooms, Wednesdays-Living Room, Thursdays-Bedrooms, Fridays-Clean van and some outdoor tasks...also daily 1, 2, 3's which are one load of laundry, do the dishes, and set timer for 10 minutes and declutter.
So I put it in writing.  These are my goals for the rest of the month, granted its not a full 30 days, but close to it.  Maybe I will continue these goals for my March 3 in 30 as well.

That's all folks.  Do you want to join me in working prayerfully towards 3 goals the rest of the month of February, and not waste anymore time?

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Friday, February 10, 2012


For now I am going to write what is on my heart instead of sticking to a schedule.  Because each day I never know what I will be learning or wanting to share, so I am going to choose to be random, fly by the seat of your pants, kind of writer for a while.


So today I will share what is on my mind.  Surrender.  Authenticity.  Being real.  Being myself.  Being confident in who I am and who the Lord made me to be.  Period.

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rise and Shine!

So the last year or so I have been going through a challenge, well since last Summer and three rounds of challenges, called Maximize Your Mornings, or Hello Mornings, that inspires women to rise earlier in the morning to have quiet time with God, exercise and do some planning to start the day.  This has been a struggle for me because I have long-time been a friend of the "snooze" button.


Things are changing though!  I have risen earlier more this year, 2012, than I have the past 2 years probably.  It is so beneficial to start the day on a good foot, instead of stumbling out of bed, late, with kids waking me up and being all frazzled.  Totally not prepared to face the day ahead.

Take a click.  It is accountability for each week day to sign into my group and just say I'm up, or read encouragement or prayer requests, praises, and tips.  These are new habits being built.  

Right now, the main goal and thing I am working on is getting out of bed and putting my feet on the floor, when the clock goes off!  

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Timer is My Friend

Timers.  Until I met Flylady I never used a timer for much really, maybe some type of exercise things.


She says you can do anything for 15 minutes.  She breaks down house cleaning tasks into 15 minutes a day.  It is neat to see when I do something for 15 minutes every day, different focus each day, how much better I feel and how I see progress in the house and more organization and cleanliness.  It also motivates me to do a little more.

I have since added timers to other things as well.  One thing is making the childrens lunch in the mornings.  If I am running late especially, but hoping that habit is being broken with new habits taking over nowadays, I set the timer for 10 minutes and make sure that I focus just on making lunches and I know I will be done in 10 minutes with that.  Then onto the next thing.  I can break things down into periods of time so that I know how much time I have and how long I will take.  It is a nifty little tool!

p.s. I like to use my microwave timer!

Have you tried using a timer for anything?  Share any tips or ideas you have!

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Slow Down.

Slowwwwwwwwwwwwww dowwwwwwwwwwwwwn me.

He is here.

I am completely dependent on Him.

I am not in control.  I am not God.  I am not my own.  I do NOT know it all.

Slow down and listen.

If I rush ahead of the Lord of my life, I am only making a decision that will make me miserable and make me question what is going on...when in reality I just need to:

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.

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Slow down because you are missing SO much when you speed by Him.  You are missing God's best for you.  Let Him lead.

This is a reminder for me I am sharing, but maybe you feel the same way sometimes?  Cry out to Him to help you today to be still and know that He is God.

Hear this...

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Mom Monday~Prayer

This morning I felt the desire and need to pray for my children each morning.  Really to think, what do my children need for this day, and let me bring that to the Lord so that He can carry it and carry them and touch their hearts and meet their needs.  Bringing them to Him every morning so that I don't try and control and also carry unneeded burdens.  I love entrusting my children into the hands of the Lord each day.  He knows the deepest desires of their hearts and cares about every detail of their loves and I can't believe it, but He loves them more than I do.  He loves perfectly.

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Thank you Lord for holding my (Your) children's hearts today.  Thank you that I can trust you and entrust them completely in Your hands.  Help me have courage to do that each day, each moment.  Help us and let us not fear or control regarding our children, but to entrust them to Your hands, rest in You and lead and guide and bring them up as You would have us.  In Jesus Name, Amen

Enjoy walking with Jesus today!  Look up and ask Him to guide your day, it will be wonderful!

1 John 4:18
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

More later...Love to You!
Kim :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Can't Go Far on My Own

I can't go far without Jesus.  Now that my life is His, I need to learn to let go of control and let Him lead.  I have a mind that goes 90 to nothing throughout the day.  Learning to tune in to His voice and not my own is a challenge indeed and an area I am weak in.  I will boast in that weakness though.  I can't go far on my own.

Isaiah 30:21 says:
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."


Daily surrender.  Daily choose.  Who am I living for today?  If I try and pick up the reigns in the beginning of a day and set out to do "my" plan, I am going to be a bit confused and not have peace.  If I start my day saying good morning Jesus today is yours and I choose You today, to die to self, and carry my cross and follow "Your" plan, things will go great!

I can run myself in circles all the day long and longer, just like the Israelite's did going an 11 day journey and taking 40 years.  I sure hope, Lord, that I can make my trip MUCH shorter than that and pick up on things much quicker, more of You and less of me.

John 3:30
He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

More later...Love to you!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Life is More Than Food

Life is more than food.  Pound this into my head.

Luke 12:23
For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.

That is what I am telling myself today, right now.  When I am bored and my day is not filled with things to do, I tend to just say ok let me enjoy some food, something to eat sounds good.  Well really I think God has much more plans for me to serve Him today than for me to sit back and just eat, and not only that, but I will be satisfied in what He has planned, unlike if I sit and eat all day mindlessly.

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In my journey to eat as God wants, what is best for me, is to eat only when I am hungry.  I know His food is SO much better than the food I physically eat.  I am free to eat whatever my body calls for...WHEN I am physically hungry, but in the other times God has so many plans AND He wants to fill me with Him.

Jesus said:
John 4:34
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work."
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So if Jesus filled up on doing what God wanted Him to do, then that is what I want to do.  Lord show me how to do that today, starting now.  When boredom comes, when my flesh wants to be lazy and does not want to do anything, or I question what do I do that is right and in God's will, what am I supposed to be doing, who am I...when I have those questions please sweep me off my feet with Your love and give me direction and guide me, and all others who read this and desire this as well, so that our main food will be You alone and not eating all day.  In Jesus Name, Amen

More later...Love to you!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fun in the Kitchen!

So eating gluten free, or working on it, has had some challenges but boy I found a tasty recipe that I actually made up a few weeks ago and I wanted to share.  Now I used Bisquick gluten free mix for the crust, but you can use any kind of pizza crust for this.

See I was craving the Hawaiin Pizza from Mellow Mushroom...but boy I couldn't afford that and so I started thinking....

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My own Hawaiin Pizza

Pizza crust
Top with your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Hickory and Brown Sugar)
Cheese (I used Kraft's "Pizza" cheese cheddar and mozzarella, but you can use what you like)
small can Dole's crushed pineapple (drained)
breakfast ham/Canadian bacon/your favorite ham
Bake at required temp, 400 or so, for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and bubbly on top

Yummaroo!! It is so good :)


More later...Love to you!

More tasty recipes here at Comfy in the Kitchen:

Live to Thrive, Not Just to Survive!

I had this thought yesterday about life and living.  I recalled the scripture...

John 10:10
The thief's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.  My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

In my journey to really live this year, each day, work on living...I realize old habits that I have lived by and want to change...I do not want to just live to get by or get through or survive...

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I want to live to THRIVE!  I want to live as Jesus wants me to live and not miss anything He has for me.


I learned yesterday through a Bible study at church and again several times hearing it through the day, something I needed to be reminded of.  If I want to live as Jesus wants, then I need to believe all the things His Word says about me and my life.  I am a child of God, the living God, and I need to continue diving into His Word so that I can learn who I am in Him and how to believe it.

More later...Love to you!

Faithful in the Small Things

I say to God, about this blog and writing which I feel led and drawn to do and enjoy, how can "I" do this?  I am not good at it.  I don't know all about blogging and there are so many more ladies that are better at it than me...and on and on and on I go with my words and the enemies lies.

Luke 16:10
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.  But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities.

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That was my answer.  Kim, if you are faithful in using your little bit of talent in writing now, then later you will be honest and ready for bigger things.  I know this applies to all areas of life, if I am faithful in little things then when bigger things come, I will be faithful in them too.

More later...Love to you!
Kim :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Think About These Things~God's Makeover

In walking with Jesus and letting Him give me the makeover from the inside out, the mind is something that really needs work.  Renewing the mind so that it is how He wants it (which is much better, the best actually, than what I myself could make it).  So today this verse is on my mind a lot:

Philippians 4:8  (MSG)
Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

Today I tried thinking about what I was thinking about.  I learned that phrase from Joyce Meyer.  I have heard that whatever you think about is what you become.  The scripture that says, as a man thinketh in his heart so is he...well it is amazing the things that go through my mind.  But it was also amazing to be able to think about what I was thinking about, and as soon as something came to my mind that was not good I immediately said, God take that thought, and He did and it was hard work, but I tell you what, I have so much peace in the midst of this day its great, thank you Lord!!

This is part of having God as my personal trainer, actually a pretty big part.

Romans 12:2 says this (Message version) Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You'll be changed from the inside out.  Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.  Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

That is definitely something that isn't part of a regular "diet" plan given to us in the world, your mind.  So I challenge you who want to be made over from the inside out, let God get ahold of your mind, minute by minute throughout the days.  Transformation happens.

Here is Joyce talking about "Think about what you are thinking about"...listen as you can.

So how do I do this throughout my day.  I try and bring God into my moments throughout the day and ask His opinion and His thoughts on each thing I do...talking to Him in my heart all day long, consciously making Him my focus, like filtering everything through Him before I do it.  This takes time and work, but I am willing to go through that because it is His will and I am learning more each day.  It does get easier.  Also, like I said, I think about what I think about and say STOP, God take that thought, when I think something that I feel isn't in line with those things above, actually I haven't thought about those things in Phil 4:8 in a while, so this is a reminder to me what TO think on instead of what NOT to think on.

Lord be with whoever reads this and help them to see how awesome it is to let You renew their mind, and continue helping me learn how to do that as hard as it seems some days.  Thank you.  In Jesus Name, Amen

More later...love to you!