Monthly Archives: August 2020

Your Best 100 Days Are Just Around The Corner!

It’s so awesome that each day is a new day and a perfect day to start fresh.

It’s the 8th month of the year.  Where do you stand on your goals or resolutions for 2020?  Maybe you didn’t make any goals or maybe you feel like the resolutions went south on January 2nd and no need to start again.

But that’s not true!  You can start right now.

I would challenge you to find something you want to do and do it for the next 100 days!  Yes 100 days.

I was looking through my bookshelves and the Lord put these two books in my sight:
100 Days of Weight Loss
100 Days to Brave

I thought it was ironic that both were “100 days” to something.  I took it as a sign.  🙂

So I started my 100 days on August 5th which means completion by November 12th.  I am reading one entry from each of the books every day and journaling about each one all the while gently asking the Lord to guide me to get my mindset right for better habits for healthy weight loss and then to help me with my daily courage to live boldly for Him.

I really want you to STOP. AND. THINK. ABOUT. IT.

What is something you wanted to do this year but hasn’t happened yet?
What is something you really want to do but have been procrastinating or even fear has curtailed you?
What can you start today and be in a whole lot better place in 100 days?

An online art class.  Floor exercises. Treadmill.  Piano. Paint. Send cards.  Read more. Declutter.  Clean.  Organize. Redecorate. Connect with old friends.  Connect with new friends. Weekly kindness acts. Cook more.  Learn to bake.  Start creating a gift to give at Christmas.  Scrapbook.  The possibilities are endless.

I encourage you to do it.
Start now.
Come along side me.

Send me an email if you want to be accountability partners.

We can do this thing together because our best 100 days are just around the corner!

Where Will My Shoes Take Me Today?

Walking.

It’s amazing really how these feet and these shoes can take me so many places.  Just today they’ve taken me to the treadmill, the kitchen, the shower, the office and the living room.

Later on they will take me to my car, to lunch with a friend, to the grocery store and back to the comfort of my home.

They can walk.
They can run.
They can skip.

They can take me in the right direction.
They can take me in the wrong direction.

They can lift me up or be taken out from under me.
They can help me climb high or go down low.

They can push and pull and twist and stretch.

But no matter what they do, they are attached to ME.  They lead ME.

If they go to the laundry room, I go there.
If they go to the office, I go there.
If they go to McDonalds, I go there.

My feet lead me.

You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach that says “this isn’t the right direction”?

You know when you feel like you shouldn’t gossip but you get up and those feet take you to the next office and you do it anyway all the while feeling that tug in your heart “don’t do it.  don’t do it”?

You can let your feet metaphorically take you in the right direction and you can let them take you in the wrong direction.

It’s your choice but whatever you do, let them take you straight to the One whose feet has a scar through the middle of it; the One whose feet walked miles to help other people know salvation; the One whose feet walked on water.

If your feet are headed in the wrong direction, it’s never too late to change them.  Just turn those feet around and walk back to the path of the next right thing. Forgiveness is free and Jesus offers it to everyone.

So let’s pick up those shoes and do this thing together………..one little step at a time.

Subtle Semi Saying!

“Everything is subject to change.”

A message strategically placed on a semi.  The italicized words in black against the white background caught my eye.

Everything is subject to change.

It stirred something inside of me.  Like a myriad of crazy emotions.  Almost like excitement followed by shortness of breath followed by a smile followed by aggravation.

I don’t really like change unless I can see its benefits.  However, sometimes I like the surprise of change.   See what I mean?  Crazy emotions!

I thought about what we are going through now with the pandemic and how everything really is subject to change.  Vacation spots that normally have a 15-day cancellation policy is changed to 24 hours.

One day we can go into WalMart without a mask and the next day it’s required.  One day we can only get takeout from our favorite restaurant and the next day we are allowed to eat inside with social distancing.

Sports that are scheduled have changed.  TV show “new seasons” have changed.   The release of new box office movies have changed.

I’ve changed.  You’ve changed. We’ve all changed.  (Sounds like Dr. Seuss!  🙂  )

But you know what is NOT subject to change?  The Bible.  The gospel.  Jesus.

Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

In Bible days, the Lord dealt with the same ole junk and evil that we deal with today.  They had plagues and pandemics.  They had earthquakes and floods.  They had sickness and death.  They had miracles and salvation.  They had good days and bad days.  And yet, God and His Word never change.

So, you see, not EVERYTHING is subject to change.  And for that I am very thankful.  I feel alive again.  I feel a sense of excitement.  I feel a new-found energy and hope that reminds me He is in control.

Read Hebrews 13 and see how we need to keep on loving and encouraging and having hope to show the world that when things are crazy out there, we can find an anchor in a never-changing Lord.

Even though our TV shows, our vacations and our rules are subject to change, just remember that the One who created everything that goes into everything is NOT subject to change for anything!