Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 360

~ Shared meals with friends

~ Delicious food

~ Good conversations

~ Improved health

~ Inspiring books

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Heroes... Charles Spurgeon

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spurgeon

He began preaching at sixteen. His first published work was a Gospel tract written in 1853, at the age of 19. A few months later, he was called to be a pastor in London, at New Park Street Chapel. His life was not without controversy, but I choose to focus on what I've been reading of his sermons. As I read my Kindle edition of Spurgeon's Gems, I was impressed by his insights and courage to speak his heart. So much spoke to me, affirming much of what I believe. Over the years, I've learned to glean whatever is good and inspiring. Most of his work is available for free in one place or another.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Edit Day

I've been sidetracked, often. I'm giving the day to editing.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Week 404 of REAL

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. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

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

14: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

15: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

16: Rest.

17: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

18: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

19: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

20: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor. Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TBR

31. The Wrangler's Bride (Fortune's Children series Book 10) by Justine Davis contemporary romance. Justine Davis is one of many authors involved in this series. I'm not a fan of the other authors, but I love Justine's stories. She did a pretty good job of recapping other stories so I didn't feel too lost. There are a couple of intense lovemaking scenes.

32. The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader by Jason Redman with John R. Bruning. It isn't an easy read, but what Jason went through wasn't easy. I had trouble putting the book down to sleep. To me, it was a romance story, the romance of a man and his career balanced with a woman with him he fit perfectly. Inspiring. I'm glad I read A Warrior's Faith, first. No, they are not purposely connected. However, Jason Redman and Ryan Job did know each other and both of them mentioned the other in their book. Small world.

33. Power of the Matchmaker by Karen White is a short story that is the opening to a series of stories about a Chinese matchmaker.

34. Misfortune's Fortune by Kandi Jaynes contemporary romance. This is her fourth book, and she's on my Must Buy List.

35. Spurgeon Gems by Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) quotes from various sermons. I'd like some of his work in paperback.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Follow Up 18 April

How'd I do?

Edited two chapters of Giving Thanks; five chapters to go.

Read ~ Done

Exercise ~ Done

Eat better ~ I did!

Water plants ~ Done


Vacuumed ~ Done

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm


Another busy day, today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

Edit Giving Thanks

Read

Exercise

Eat better

Water plants

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 359

~ The Atonement of Jesus Christ

~ The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

~ Jesus Christ Lives

~ Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World

~ Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Heroes...

...all those who stand when they're too tired, who help others when they're overwhelmed, who comfort when they're world is in turmoil, who rise above the pettiness of the world, who allow God to work through them, who prove themselves followers of Christ by what they do.


Sunday is coming...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday


Sunday's coming...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Week 403 of REAL

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. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

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

7: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

8: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

9: Rest.

10: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

11: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

12: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

13: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor. Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: