This morning my bloggy friend, Jill sent out a plea for others to write something to inspire her. I don’t really have anything inspirational to write myself. I did want to report that thanks to many of you (I think) I am really on a roll. After thinking about it for a couple of days, I decided I needed to be accountable, and post my weight once a week (see debby’s weigh in on side bar). I really didn’t want to, because I have been struggling so much, and my weight seemed to just continue to go in the wrong direction. But I have been super vigilant about my eating the past 3 days, and I am really psyched about joining Curves. I felt so virtuous about going there yesterday morning before I headed over to my Sewing Day with quilter friends. So thank you all for your motivation and inspiration and encouragement. Its like a great w.w. meeting in my pajamas in my living room!
Do any of you journal? I mean, the old fashioned way? I am a long-time journaler, specifically about my spiritual life. I did not want my journal to just become a gripe and complain journal. I have really enjoyed it, and think it has been a great benefit to my life in general. But since the discovery of my bloggy world, my spiritual journal has gotten a bit dusty. This morning I wanted to write about something specific that I didn’t particularly want to share with the world (Yah, the four people who read this, like Jill said.) So, I got out my journal, and wrote, and then re-read quite a bit of it from the past few months. It is good to review and see what was concerning you a bit ago, and then realize that prayer had been answered, or you had figured out something, or solved a problem in your life. Then their are other things that seem to be recurring problems or thought processes and I think that these things will probably dog me my whole life, but at least by being aware of them, I can continue to work on them, or reject them (if they are wrong or harmful thought processes.)
So I thought since I didn’t have anything particularly inspirational to say myself, I would share a quote from my most favorite author, Dallas Willard, that I had copied into my journal.
“Faith is a vision that our destiny is to be absorbed in a tremendously creative team effort, under unimaginably splendid leadership, on an inconceivably vast plane of activity with ever more comprehensive cycles of productivity and enjoyment, and that is what eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, that lies before us in the prophetic vision.”