Love no matter what
This is probably going to step on some toes but it's my freedom to say what I feel lead to say. If you don't like it well guess what you have the freedom to feel that way.
Why is it when a Christian states they don't believe in same sex marriage they are haters, bigots and close-minded? Yet people for same sex marriage are just open minded.
Lets define some words:
Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.
Bigotry: stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
Open-minded: having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
Close-minded: not ready to receive to new ideas
Well after looking at those definitions shouldn't then the people that want to boycott places that don't agree with same sex marriage be considered as haters, bigots and close-minded too. This is just one example.
It's like it's okay to have an opinion or belief as long as it is the "right" one. Just because your beliefs are one thing or another doesn't make you close minded, it just means that you agree with one thing over the other.
I will not deny there are extremists on both sides, however the problem is that people just focus in on those extremists and not at the whole picture. I will be the first to admit a lot of Christian don't act like Christ. There are so many that have been lead astray by what men have told them in twisting the Word of God. That is why it is so important that people read the Word themselves and get a revelation about what they are reading from the Holy Spirit.
I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. That was how we were designed which is quite obvious by the fact that is how we reproduce. I'm sorry try as you might 2 men together or 2 women together can not naturally produce a child. Does that mean that I "feel extreme aversion toward" or have "complete intolerance" to same sex couples. No I have known and been friends with them. I loved them for who they were not what they did. You can love someone without agreeing with what they do. By the way I felt this way before I became a Christian.
Surfing & 5k training
Saturday our church went to Jacksonville beach to kick of the FLOW (Fellowship Lead on Water) ministry. It was so much fun. We have several surfers at our church and they were giving surf lessons. There was a part of me that wanted to try it, then another part that thought I couldn't do it and would be so embarrassed to look like an idiot. Well the first part won. I not only tried to surf but I actually stood up on the board a few times. It was so amazing. I want to go back and try it again even though I am sore still. I also got a bad sun burn that day but it's healing and all the fun I had was worth. The only disappointing thing was that Curtis wasn't able to be there with me and see me. I am hoping the next time we go back he will be there with me.
Today I had my worst times yet for my morning walk. It's ok though cause I am still feeling the workout I got from surfing and I did start a bit late so the heat was a little worse. What matters most to me is the fact that I did do it at least. My worst issue when it comes to exercise is making excuses not to do it. Almost every morning I try to talk myself out of it but I do it anyways. Thank You Holy Spirit for giving me the strength not to quit.
1 mile mark
I added another lap to my 5k training today and according to the app I am using I hit the 1 mile mark. I still have a long way to go to get to 3 miles and doing it in the time I want to. I know God will continue to give me the strength to be able to do it.
I had the spirit of lazy come over me this morning the alarm went off so I would wake up and do my morning walk and I was just like turns it off and turns over. I started making excuses not to do my walk, like I will just do some exercise in the house later. Knowing it wasn't at all what I needed to get ready to do a 5k. After an hour or so of talking myself into more sleep and not doing exercise I grabbed my phone and decided to read Jude. For those that may not know I have a bible app on my phone that I love cause I can take the Word with me anywhere I go, that my phone can go. Anyways after I read Jude I was feeling more motivated and checked the weather temperature. It wasn't so bad so I got dressed and went out to do my walk. I did it for the first time without carrying a water, focusing on learning to breath through my nose instead of mouth. God kept a nice breeze going for me. I actually was less out of breath and exhausted for the first time. Glory be to God.
Week 2- 5k Training done
I only got to do training yesterday and today because Curtis told me it wasn't good for me to exercise hard when I am on the heaviest days of my period. Yes I know it might be TMI but I am just being honest. I decided to follow his advice since it is true that I tend to get anemic easily. Despite missing 3 days I still added another lap and today I did the best per lap so far. Glory to God who gives me the strength to do anything.
Also someone linked me a 5k that will be at the end of September. So I was thinking of using that one as a practice to the one in November.
After the storm
On the left is the stray black tom cat that comes around to be feed and chill. This picture was taken through the house window. Everything was soaked from it raining and so he got on the only dry area which is the top of my new mailbox. I still need to finish painting it and then install it. It didn't turn out as I planned cause I made a few mistakes but it's ok. Will post it in my projects when it's complete.
On the right is a walk way back behind our house that is still under water from all the rain so I can't get back to the current new pond we have to take pictures. It's probably going to take a month or so to go back to just being land. I am so grateful to God that our house is on such a high area.
5k training week 1 done
Just finished week 1 of my 5k training and my numbers were the worst yet. I am not going to let that get me down though cause yesterday I kind of did the equivalent of doing it nearly 3 times since I walk to and from our board meeting. Plus it's week 1 I know I am not in great shape the point is I just did it. Next week I will be adding another lap though so that should be interesting. God will give me the strength though :)
5k training day 2
Ok I think my pedometer isn't quite accurate cause I did the same walk today as yesterday and it shows I only went .548 miles versus the .717 yesterday. Anyways the stopwatch app I use though showed I did it in 11mins & 21 secs which is a little faster then yesterday :)
5k training again
After seeing a cousin post on facebook that she was training for a 5k it got me thinking about the fact I had to quit the last one I was training for. I don't feel bad I quit because the baby's safety was my priority. I really would like to get into shape and be in better health for when we do have kids. I want my kids to be active and if I can't be active what example would I be showing them. So I found a 5k that is November 10th and I have decided to train for it.
Did my 1st day of 5k training today. According to my pedometer app in 11mins 50secs I walked 1274 steps to go 0.717 miles at an average speed of 3.6mph. Since I want to do the 5k in 25mins and it's 3.1 miles I have a lot of hard work ahead of me. I can do all things through God who strengthens me!
I just uploaded a new layout for the site. I am really loving it. I loved the previous but since the hosting company I use made available more customization options I can personalize each page more than I could before. Only the basic layout it done right now I still have to tweak all the different pages. Plus I added a new one for photography to display the photos I take that I think turned out interesting.
Ok more to come later for now I got to go get ready for church. Everyone have a blessed day!
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