It has been a month since my last update on my battle with weight, and unfortunately the past month has not been good. It would be easy to not write anything, but I promised to write updates, and this is as much for myself, to keep accountable to anyone who does read this.
Between the weather and my back, I haven’t done any consistent walking, and I haven’t used the bike in my office more than a few times. My eating has definitely not been healthy, although I have tried to limit to one serving. However, that was not the case over the past week since Thanksgiving.
And I have also noticed as my eating habits and resolve have slipped, so has the amount of time I spend reading the Bible and talking to God. I’m still consistent with that every day, but the quality and quantity of time have taken a hit.
With the whole Christmas holiday season upon us, and events to attend and places to travel, I am going to be tempted to throw in the towel and just tell myself I will start over again after the new year has arrived. But that is NOT what I want to do. Maybe, just maybe, writing this down and sharing it will remind me of my commitment. And it is just not a commitment to myself, but a commitment to God, to surrender ALL of myself to Holy Spirit.
That is my prayer, and I thank those of you who have assured me that you are praying with me, as well.
Grace and peace, y’all…
Things That I Write About
It has been a very long time since I last wrote anything. I did not trust myself to write and to be pleasing to and honoring God. It seemed that everything I read on social media was about politics, and some of the things being said made my blood boil. And the sad part was what many of my Christian friends were writing.
Here are my 10 “Words of Wisdom” that I have learned so far in my 60 years of life. These ten things are what I wish to leave as my legacy. Let me know what you would add to this list or what you would have different on your list. I’d genuinely like to know. Even though I’m 60, I’m not finished learning.
I came across a song that I’d actually forgotten about by a group called Daniel Amos. The song is “Happily Married Man” and it reminded me of just how blessed and fortunate I am to BE a Happily Married Man. But the greatest thing that guarantees that I am a Happily Married Man is that we both love God, we both have our identity in Jesus, and we both need the daily filling of the Holy Spirit to lead us through each day. We keep our marriage, and our lives focused on Jesus and not on other things or people. It is always Jesus first, and then each other.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, my Pops, Robert Dubois, entered into Jesus’ presence. He had suffered for several years with COPD, with frequent flare-ups and hospitalizations, and he had gotten to the point that he had to be on supplemental oxygen. But he’d been feeling pretty good for several weeks. We talked to him on…
Here are some random thoughts I’ve had this week during my times with God. Why Do The Expected Normal? Following Jesus Christ, being filled with his Holy Spirit, being a child of God; none of these are “normal” to the world. And they are not supposed to be. We are not of this world any…