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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Secretly Wanting To Tell All

So some people know and most don't, but since no one reads my blog currently I figure I'm pretty safe to say that we are doing Weight Watchers again. Sigh. We lost a bunch of weight 7 years ago after we first got married, but got cocky and quit (and of course gained back all we lost and then lots more).

We began in February and have each lost about 20 lbs. so far. We're pretty excited and finally starting to hear comments (good ones) and we can look at each other and tell the differences. I hope this time we don't get cocky and gain it all back again. I want to lose a lot but especially just a little bit more right now so I can go buy cute Summer clothes! Haha! :-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Faithfulness

"God is faithful and He will show us our next home when His timing is right."

I keep having to remind myself of this lately.

Our house is under contract which is wonderful. We like the buyer and pray the house is a blessing to him and that it leads him and his girlfriend to the Lord. We accepted our fourth offer (the other three were all jokes) and we close at the end of May (exactly what I wanted). Everything seems to be going smoothly (the Lord is paving the way) with the sale of the house-- the home inspection showed no major issues, the termite inspection went well, and we just have the appraisal left to go.

The discouragement comes with looking for our next place to live. God still hasn't revealed whether we're supposed to rent or buy (although it changes day by day, right now we're leaning towards renting), and we spent ALL weekend looking at both homes to buy and apartments for rent. It's very discouraging to me to not be able to plan the move or begin packing when I have no idea what to plan for (me being the super anal planner that I am!). We keep trusting and praying for God to reveal it to us, and I know His timing must not be quite yet because we're still waiting. What's a bit frustrating is that we have plans this weekend so we can't look at places for two more weeks-- then we'll only have a month left! But I am trying not to panic. ;-)

In the meantime, we're doing a "Read The Bible In 90 Days" program with the church. Everyone is reading through the Bible in 90 days and we're on week 2. So far so good, but it's amazing what the Old Testament Jews had to do to stay holy and pure and clean! There were so many animal sacrifices that I can't imagine how they had enough livestock to manage it all. I'm so thankful that Jesus came and paid the ultimate sacrifice so I don't have to worry with physical sacrifices anymore.

We're also doing a walking challenge where you walk for 5 out of 7 days. That's proving to be difficult when you get home from work and are tired and stressed (from the house stuff) and just want to relax. Our pastor says these challenge are not a "Do-Do" they are a "Try- Try", so we are just trying our best with both of these challenges. We're learning a lot and the devil is definitely not appreciating it. We've felt so under attack this week, but again, God is faithful and Hubby and I are more in love with each other than ever before. :-)

Hubby's birthday is this week and I am very excited for our Friday night plans. We're going to an expensive yummy place for dinner with friends, and I can't wait! :-D