Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Honoring Heroes

Brandan Bialy and one other unidentified student also helped to disarm the attackers, in Colorado.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Follow Up One Day

How'd I do, so far?

Physical therapy ~ So far so good

Walk ~ So far so good

Scripture study ~ So far so good

Re-writes ~ So far so good

Read ~ So far so good

Eat healthy ~ So far so good

Good sleep ~ So far so good

Errands ~ So far so good

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm
6" rain ~ A raindrop every six inches

Monday, May 20, 2019

Carpe Diem... Charlotte All-Star

NASCAR ~ 7 A. Dillon 10 Truex

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Re-writes

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 466

~ Air conditioning

~ A brief cool down, out of the 90s and into the 80s

~ Flowers

~ Favorite authors

~ God's grace

Saturday, May 18, 2019

End of Week Follow Up

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Re-writes ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Pretty good

Good sleep ~ Not so good

Keep track of schedule ~ Done

Errands ~ Done

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Friday, May 17, 2019

Brain Dump

"The hand that rocks the cradle rocks the world."

What a powerful position to hold.

And yet...

Mothers are told that they aren't contributing if they don't have a career outside the home. Women are told that careers will complete them. Women are told that children are a burden, time and energy suckers, expensive.

Women who stay home with their children are told that they are coddling their children. They're told that they're less than everyone else. They're told they're a liability.

Single mothers are a different story. They have been idolized because they're doing it on their own. Many of them would prefer to have someone to share the responsibility, but men are vilified. Hence the women doing life without them are heroes.

The world says that women are marginalized, treated as slaves, are less than. And we foolishly believe the world.

How the adversary must laugh.

I know men and women who struggle to keep their heads above water. Being treated as less than is not unique to women. Pretending that all men have it better is as stupid as pretending that all women have it worse.

The mindless self-focus the world encourages is all the adversary needs. It keeps us distracted and blinds us to the daily opportunities to help others over a stumbling block.

The adversary relishes harping on demanding what's fair.

Who decides the definition of fair?

Fair isn't real. It's an illusion, created to manipulate others, especially those who are targeted for being "more blessed."

In all this manufactured dissatisfaction, we've lost sight of the important things, like "The hand that rocks the cradle rocks the world."

Thursday, May 16, 2019

REAL Week 511

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. My pushups are against the wall.

Using 1, 2, and/or 4-lb weights:
PT ~ Physical therapy
UBP ~ Upper body exercises, pushups, and chair sits against the wall

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

10: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x25 Stretch Plant lavender and rosemary and other yard work

11: 2-1/2 mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 1-lb x4 Stretch 

12: Rest

13: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x25 Stretch

14: 1-mile walk PT UBP 1-lb 
x3 Stretch

15: 2-1/4 mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x25 Stretch

16: 1-mile walk PT UBP 1-lb x3 Stretch

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Honoring a Hero

Eighteen-year-old Josh Jones, along with Kendrick Castillo, helped save fellow students during the attack at Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Josh survived two gunshot wounds in the effort to subdue the murderer. God bless him and the other students who fought to save others.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

One Day Follow Up

How'd I do, so far?

Physical therapy ~ So far so good

Walk ~ So far so good

Scripture study ~ So far so good

Re-writes ~ So far so good

Read ~ So far so good

Eat healthy ~ So far so good

Good sleep ~ So far so good

Keep track of schedule ~ So far so good

Errands ~ So far so good

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Monday, May 13, 2019

Carpe Diem... Kansas

NASCAR ~ 17 A. Dillon 19 Truex 26 McDowell

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Re-writes

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm