Archive for March, 2015

I love writing. Sometimes, I just sit down and the pen starts writing whatever comes to mind.

I did that this weekend. It felt fantastic!

These were things that I needed to read for myself, so my heart poured it out.

So, here we are sharing.

Have a great day! 🙂

Be More Today Than You Were Yesterday

Whatever scares you; face it.

It is not as bad as you think.

However much it paralyzes you, stand up to it.

You and God are more than it.

Whenever feeling defeated and done, remember He paid the price, you are saved and loved.

Turn to Him to find the path that will take you home.

Life isn’t fair…get over it.

It is life and we should live it, not survive it.

Love isn’t always happy. Love with your all…

That is the only way to empower your heart.

People don’t always make sense.

You are people too. Have you thought of that?

Parents will make mistakes.

They are learning parenting on each child they raise.

Children will teach parents many lessons.

They learn more by example than from words spoken.

Peace lasts as long as people will feed it.

Be a peace chef.

Anger will ignite when we don’t think before we speak.

Be a thinker before you become a speaker.

Fear appears wherever faith has been left out.

Bring faith in you wherever you go.

Dreams are built as long as we dare to have hope.

Trust God to build the dream with you. He supplies daily miracles for your dreams to come true.

Courage is earned, learned and it lives in your character.

Stand for what you believe, even when you are afraid…even when you are standing alone.

Character is who you are; it is what you do and how you live.

You do the right thing, to everyone, everywhere you go…you are constant.

A person of character is priceless!

Be one! The world needs you!

Laugh at yourself often.

It makes mistakes easier to forgive and you learn valuable lessons in the process.

Always walk your talk.

It simplifies the journey, it empowers the soul and people will know you can be counted on.

Find joy in the storm. He brought you to it or you created it yourself.

Either way, He’s got you covered.

You are living the life you created.

Sometimes we should think better thoughts, dream bigger dreams and dare to create new things.

Serve with all your heart.

You will develop a deep sense of gratitude for all you’ve been granted.

Develop good habits and stick to them.

They are the only things that will replace bad ones.

Remember, your way is not the only way…

And sometimes it may be the worse way to do what needs to be done. Be a listener, learn and apply.

Have an open door policy.

You’ll be amazed at what you may learn, find out and how much better someone else may know the path you are on.

Don’t’ judge others by their looks, speech or life. Life is made of choices and they chose what they did because of the collection of events they’ve experienced.

We all make bad choices one time or another…and…we live with the consequences…whatever they may be.

Decide to have a good day, every day you wake up! It will help you to look for the good in everything.

Ultimately, you always find what you are looking for.

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So, my journey to health began last year. I’ve done well and I’ve done not so well. However, I didn’t give up.

Last year, I heard an inspirational CD about this guy that went from completely out of shape to 4 timer Ironman. I listened to that CD several times. Then, a few months later I got a CD with him being interviewed by the guy that talked about his story. Again, I listened to that CD several times. In my mind, the thought kept coming “You ought to do this, train to do an Ironman.” It frightened me so much that I didn’t dare repeat it outloud…I would have to do something about it.

Here is another post of mine on this journey that mentions this guy, Chris Swanson.

Then in my church I heard someone give a talk and he said, “if you are not happy with your physical body, do something about it.”

To make matters worse, my cousin went to watch the Ironman in Kona  and was posting fabulous pictures on Instagram. Now the thoughts in my mind were present every day, several times a day. Still, I didn’t want to speak it out loud because I feared if I did, I would have to do something about it. When promptings come, it is best not to ignore them…God knows what He is doing, how He is doing it and through whom He is working on you. Listen!

So, a friend of mine came over and told me his story. Which was very inspiring, he became a trainer and trained himself from really big to healthy. If I remember right, he went from 383 to 235 lbs in a little over a year. It might be a couple pounds off, but the hundreds and tens are in the right place. I started crying…he asked what was wrong…I then spoke what I’ve been experiencing for the last few months and haven’t dared say it to anyone!

He said, “you are ready!” And, he became my trainer.

I really wanted to meet the guy I’ve been listening to for months. On February 21st, I attended a Leadership Conference and guess who was speaking? Yup, Chris Swanson, the Ironman! Not only was he speaking, he had written a book and was signing it for those that would like his autograph. I got to meet him! And on my book he signed something that I have on my locked screen on my cell…as a friendly reminder. “Sarah, Never quit, Never stop.”

To top it, he added a scripture to it.

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (KJV)

Here I am, sharing with you a highlight in my life.

I am daring to dream bigger than I am right now. Why? Because with a dream soooooo big, I must change in the process to achieve it. And God must interfere or I will look like an idiot. 😀

I no longer live to eat delicious foods…I eat to live a delicious life! 

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