Saturday, January 28, 2006

Double Vision

The Choice Is Ours

One summer afternoon I climbed a hill near my home. When I reached the top, I stretched out on the grass to relax.

Turning my head to one side, my eyes focused on some blades of grass within inches of my face. This short-range focus not only strained my eyes, but it blurred my view of anything beyond the end of my nose. So I began to adjust my focus, and then the distant city came into view instead. I found I could shift my sights from near to far at will. The choice was mine.

In today's Bible reading, the apostle Paul emphasized that followers of Christ need to keep eternity in view. He wrote, "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2). We can choose where to put our focus.

We can succumb to selfish, earthbound thoughts, blurring our view of anything beyond the end of our nose. Or we can gaze through this sinful scene and fix our attention on things above, where Christ is seated at God's right hand—and we with Him! Then, and only then, are we in a position to see what's most important in life.

Only the mind set on things above can say no to sin and yes to holiness. The choice is ours. —Joanie Yoder

Daily devotionals are awesome..this was today and it made me think even more of vision and what keeps us aware..and puts hope in our ordinary lives. Something to look forward to..something to work for...something to share..I just want to tell everyone that I feel great and I am a Jesus Freak~!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Break On Through

It has been awhile since I blogged..been kinda busy. Hope everyone in blogdom is peachy. The competition is going well with the losing wieght thing. I have lost a considerable amount of weight by avoiding the good foods like ice cream, doughnuts, and cakes. I am on a high protien diet I guess..egg whites..tuna fruit and every once in awhile I splurge and eat a banana or two and some veggies.
We are currently learning about the Ten Commandments at Church. Kinda cool when they break it down to a commandment a day as a topic. Father Duer presented a great sermon today.
Not much more going on in the life of RKDrumdude. Hope everyone has a great week and hopefully see ya soon.
Wish everyone could attend at least one gathering at Watermark instead of finding all kinds of excuses not to.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


Done...No more sweets or chocolate or cake or doughnuts. Just started a BIGGEST LOSER COMPETITION with weight loss at Watermark. I am almost the heaviest I have ever been and I don't particularly like getting this close to having the severe illness known to some as dickydoo. So I am taking a couple layers off this temple..trimmin' some fat...losin' some of me that don't need to be there. It's going to be difficult and I could use all the support and prayers to aid me through the most difficult times of reckless abandonment like carrotcake..and Krispy Kreme. These are the two things that I feel powerless over. Never before have I had to say NO to these specific items on my menu.

Stop The Insanity,