Thursday, September 3, 2009

Journal 17-23 August

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We were in a communications blackout for 3 days 17-20 August, due to multiple KIAs...

17 August 2009

Bible Reading: Numbers 26-28

Money Spent: $5 (laundry)

Breakfast: Protein Shake, Coffee

Lunch: (did not write it down)

Dinner: (did not write it down)

18 August 2009

Bible Reading: Numbers 29-31

Money Spent: $27 - laptop to Lora; $2 ice coppee; $12 - pedicure (yes, pedicure - Melody is quite adept.)

Breakfast: oatmeal w strawberry yogurt, Protein Shake

Lunch: card deck of pork roast, carrots, peas, corn on cube, broccoli salad, fruit salad, diet pepsi

Supper: grilled chicken breast on tossed salad, bleu cheese dressing, grapes, V-8, diet coke

19 August 2009

Bible Reading: Number 32-33

Money Spent: $5 (laundry)

Breakfast: Protein Shake, Coffee

Lunch: (did not write it down)

Supper: (did not write it down)

20 August 2009

Bible Reading: Numbers 34-35

Money Spent: $0

Breakfast: oatmeal w yogurt, Protein Shake

Lunch: Filipino style chicken and rice noodles

Supper: Chicken Parmesan, steamed mixed vegetables, fruit salad, imitation crab salad, V-8, diet coke

Bible Study: The Purpose Driven Life, Chapter 28: It Takes Time

There are no shortcuts to maturity.

Why does it take so long?

We are slow learners. We often have to relearn a lesson forty or fifty time to really get it. The problems keep recurring, and we think, “Not again! I’ve already learned that!” – but God knows better. The history of Israel illustrates how quickly we forget the lessons God teaches us and how soon we revert to out old patterns of behavior. We need repeated exposure.

We have a lot to unlearn.

We are afraid to humbly face the truth about ourselves.

Growth is often painful and scary.

Habits take time to develop.

Don’t get in a hurry.

Believe God is working in your life even when you don’t feel it.

Keep a notebook or journal of lessons learned.

Be patient with God and with yourself.

Don’t get discouraged.

21 August 2009

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 1-2

Money Spent: $110 – Roshan cellular network calling cards

Breakfast: Protein Shake, oatmeal w peach yogurt

Lunch: Tuna salad wrap, fruit salad, V-8, diet coke

Supper: Crab cakes, potato salad, strawberry ice cream w drizzle, V-8

22 August 2009

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 3-4. Chapter 4 is Moses telling the Israelites how God wants them to worship him and him alone beginning, like, yesterday and especially when they get to the Promised Land b/c if they don’t, he’s gonna kick them back out and scatter them across the nations. Which, well, happened. What is interesting about this chapter is how prophetic it is, even up to the tribulation and how Israel was to suffer during that time as well.

Money Spent: $30 massage

Breakfast: Protein Shake, oatmeal w yogurt

Lunch: Chicken wrap, vegetable salad, fruit salad, V-8, diet coke; Got to hear both Gonzalez’ tales of how they came to be in the positions they are here at TF Spartan.

Supper: 2 Tablespoons each of pesto tortellini and carbonera noodles, 1 cup spaghetti w tomato sauce, grapes, V-8

23 August 2009

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 5-6

Money Spent: $0

Breakfast: 3 real egg omelet w ham/cheese, biscuit w gravy, waffle, PJ, coffee

Chapel service: Philippians 3-4, Luke 10: 38-42 – the most important activity we ever have is to spend time w Jesus.

Lunch: Pastrami wrap w tomato, onion, garlic mustard and Heinz 57, fruit salad, diet coke

Got two boxes from Lora containing:

Electric toothbrush, sheet stays, batteries, hot sauce, gum, long sleeve shirts, Johnson Controls jacket, cute bulldog card, some mailed magazines.

Supper: Jambalaya w sausage and chicken, grapes, V-8

Ok. So I am still mostly writing about what I eat, but meal time is the highlight of my day!!!

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