I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.--Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
"Coffee and Chocolate help too!"--Carol
Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday Five topic: NEW
NEW. (Friday Five topic from RevGalBlogPals.org)
you have one, what is your new resolution?
the last 20 lbs! And I am rocking the plan. Regular exercise and
healthy foods, whole grains, fruit and veggies at every meal, lean
protein. Savor tastes, aromas, colors, textures. (stay away from the
ice cream! Ben & Jerry, I have broken up with you!)
folks choose a new word for a year’s beginning, as
Marci’s congregation does with StarWords.
Some let their word choose them, like Christine
at Abbey of the Arts.
Do you have a word for the year?
word for the year is Community. This has been so much on my heart
and in my mind. In the past 2 years since our church merger, 2 things kept
coming up in my reading and in worship...Keeping our focus on God
first and foremost, and community. We are better together than
separately, both as people and as churches--especially in outreach.
And I am working with other pastors to bring more togetherness into
our city through our churches.
is your new favorite exclamation/phrase at times of joy or
I don't have a 'new' exclamation or phrase....and I need to get rid
of some old ones! taming my mouth is a full time job ;) My Dad
always said the kitchen was Mom's 'cussing room' and I seem to have
carried on that tradition pretty well.
you have a new favorite food, or an old one you are newly
fave is plain Greek Yogurt. I love it with granola and fruit for
breakfast, and have been cooking with it, using it in place of cream
cheese in dessert or ricotta in baked pasta. Works great, and cuts
fat and calories!
in general: what is your new favorite thing?
a system in place to achieve my goals. It's great to decide
something, but one must have a plan to make it happen! For example, I
am reading through the Bible this year. I resolve to do so every
year, and have read all of it, but never stayed with a plan. It ends
up being sporadic. So I decided, I eat breakfast every day, why not
set that as my reading time? I have my plan printed off close by and
when I sit down to eat, I read. It's working great. And I have a
checklist at night to mark off that I read, that I did my exercise
and that I got in my 5 a day of fruit & veggies. That system is
keeping me on task.