Healthy…

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Healthy… isn’t that something we all strive to be?

We try to get in shape. We try to lose weight.  We try to eat the right things and try to stop eating  all the wrong but delicious things we have become addicted to.

As of now, that is a road I’m on.  It seems three years of sitting in a cubicle, crunching numbers, brought on a habit of munching on snack food.  It’s what you call stress eating.  Which in turn helped me gain about 20 pounds.

I no longer have that stress and do not snack as much, but I still have most of the weight I gained.  So I have set a schedule to exercise each day and to cut back on some things to lose the pounds.  I’ve decided to cut down on sugars, like soda pop and bread (that’s the hard one for me… bread).  Also, cutting back on fried foods, which I have already started.

I’ve lost 5-6 pounds, depending on the day, so far.

But then I got to thinking, health isn’t just about the body, it’s about the spirit too.

So how is your spirit?  Are you healthy?   Is there peace or turmoil within?

There was a time I was in turmoil, full of anger and resentment.

No so, anymore.  Now I have peace within.

I heard a testimony this morning.  A young man shared the turmoil, basically living in hell on earth in his earlier days.  My heart broke for what he and his siblings and their mother had to endure at the hand of someone else.

Then he said “But God”… those two words said it all.  But God has brought him out of that dark time into a life now that is more peaceful and much happier.

Those two words stuck with me throughout the day.  But God…  I thought about my life and all the times “But God” applies.

I know there are those out there that don’t want to think about God or what He has to offer.  Turning away when the feeling that something or someone it reaching out to them, in their heart and mind.  I know, because I use to be one of those people.

But God showed me what it is like to die without knowing Him and being separated from Him forever.

But God loves me and you so much He gave His son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice, crucified on a cross for our sins.  And it isn’t that He just died on the cross, Jesus Christ was buried, then arose alive again and is still alive today.

Living, Jesus loved us. Dying He saved us.  Buried He took our sins to the grave, and rising He conquered death and justified all who believe in Him.  You can find all of this in the book of John in the Bible.

Here is an outline of the book of John, in the Bible.

Chapter 1 – The Word of God (Jesus Christ)

Chapters 2-12 – Jesus’s Public Ministry

Chapters 13-17 – Jesus’s Private Ministry

Chapters 18-20 – Jesus’s Death and Resurrection

Chapter 21 – John’s Conclusion

You can find all kinds of information on how to get healthy physically, but in my opinion and experience spiritual health can only come through God.

Sonia

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.