Showing posts from February, 2009


The Temptation of Jesus
1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[a]"

5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6"If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:
" 'He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'[b]"

7Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'[c]"

8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and thei…


So, its on its way. I think I am going to observe it this year for my second time. Last year I gave up Tv while 5 mo pregnant and in a boot because I sprained my ankle THE NIGHT I made the commitment.--That was rough....but I did it and I was better off for it.
This year I tackle my true demon. Sweets, dessert, chocolate, pastries, pie, cake, ice name the sweet and I WILL NO EAT IT for 40 non-Sundays.
Phew, I am stressed just writing about it.
Sweets are really a crutch for me. If I am stressed, I eat sweets. If I am tired, I eat sweets. If I want to celebrate, I eat sweets. If I want to unwind, I eat sweets. And then sometimes I just eat them because I am bored.
Needless to say--this is not good.

If Jesus can survive 40 days in the desert, tempted by Satan himself--and not give in--surely I can give up this one teeny tiny little bitty thing.

I am blogging this so that you, my close friends and blog followers, can hold me accountable. I tend to be my own worst enmy…

A few of my favorite things...

This weekend was wonderful. My husband and oldest daughter woke me at 9am sat (very late for a mom of a 3 yr old and 8 mo old) to breakfast in bed including a toy rose compliments of the play room, my favorite cup o joe and a wonderful home-made breakfast.
[HE IS FINALLY GETTING IT--sometimes the best gifts are the ones that cost absolutely nothing]
Then Jason took me to lowes and got me plants and dirt and fertilizer and edging...if you know me, you know how totally exciting this was....
So this got me thinkning. In the midst of having babies, staying home with said babies, and raising babies all while keeping house and cooking it is VERY VERY easy to forget what brings ME joy. I thought about that alot this weekend and have decided to catalogue a few of my favorite things...

1. I love being outside. This is definately my #1 because all the other things that I enjoy so very very much usually revolving around being outdoors or enjoying outdoors or thinking about the outdoors, or cari…

I wanna hug this kid

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