I was going to write a long post about abortion and why killing babies is wrong. That last part of the sentence really shouldn’t need explained; it is something a 2 year old would know is wrong…but…I digress. The fact is deep down, you all know that abortion is wrong even if you defend it. Those that defend it merely attempt to justify it.
Just let this sink in…really sink in…according to the laws of this country:
It is a felony (fines and jail time potentials come with this) to tamper with the eggs of a sea turtle.
It is okay to throw away, destroy, etc fertilized eggs of a human and even to go as far as killing the unborn child.
I need an egg explanation as to why turtles (which I dearly love and would never harm) are more valuable to our culture than children (whom I dearly love, would never harm and would do anything to protect). Help me out here…any logical person knows this makes entirely no sense. We need to pray every chance we get for our world to value life again.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
I am always looking for new workouts, healthy eating tips and things of the like. I also know my body pretty well, so know my trouble areas (even if others try to make me feel good but saying there are none). ;)
My thighs and my triceps are my toughest areas to tone. There are different times when they are more in shape than others, but I have a hard time getting that “cut” look if you will. I finally found a pretty easy arm workout that may actually work. I am beginning to see small signs that it may actually give me the look I want. Sooo…I thought I would share. Enjoy!
I am also very interested in eating healthy, but often cave to the sugar monster. Sadly once I cave it is difficult to recover. Sugar is addictive to me…seriously. blah! I am a huge fan of cereal, though, but it needs to be treated as a dessert in my opinion. There is a ton of sugar packed in those boxes. I am also skeptical of protein cereals, because even those that claim to have a high protein content seem to have double the carbs. I used to shy away from Kashi thinking it was just the new fad brand, but I am a new fan of their 7 Whole Grains Puffed Rice Cereal…low cal, no sugar, no flour. Add a banana and some 30 calorie almond milk and you have a filling meal that is pretty healthy. :) And the 30 calorie almond milk is a winner to me…add cinnamon or vanilla and you have your own non-additive, non-sugar, tasty cereal maker. I am also a fan of Special K Protein, because while the carbs are still higher than the grams of protein, they are the lowest that I have found.
That’s all for my random Thursday health and workout update.
I would recommend anyone seeing the movie The Book Thief. However, I would recommend the book more, which I am sure I did when I wrote about this amazing piece of literature. The movie, while very good, may be difficult to follow if you hadn’t read the book. The characters did a great job, though, and I feel the story still came to life. The little boy in the movie completely reminded my husband and me of our little toe-head…not just in his appearance, but in his behaviors. It was sweet to be reminded of him, except for his fate, of course. Bottom line, go see the movie it is good, but read the book, it is better!
I have been waiting for over a year to see my movie Divergent! Divergent and its sequel are a couple of my favorite fiction books and the movie did not disappoint! I would recommend the book and the movie to anyone! SO GOOD! I would easily pay to see it again. ;) Yes I am the same person who criticized the Son of God movie, and no, this movie does not give a message of salvation, BUT it does not claim to either. ;) Good movie, good book, highly recommended!
This is a prayer priority of mine, so when this devotional came in my inbox I had to share.
This from Bible Gateway NIV Devotions for Moms
Someone once remarked, “The closer we get to someone, the more our impression will depend upon who they are rather than what they do.” Counterfeits don’t fool many, especially family members. If we want our families to adopt the spiritual principles we believe in, we’ll have to model them with sincerity. Living this kind of life out before our husbands and children and the world means showing them the “real thing” and not just some semblance.
When Joel writes about rending our hearts and not our garments, this is what he means. Anyone can look like they belong to God on the outside, tearing their outer garments in grief about their sinful state the way an Old Testament priest might. But those with genuine faith rend their hearts. They open their hearts to God and to others for inspection.
We can’t fake it with our kids. We won’t be able to fool our husbands. The longer they live with us, the more their impression will be of who we truly are, not just what we do.
2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time
I love chips, but I try to be healthy so am always looking for “healthier” chip options. A lot of time the calories are still the same but the ingredients make a difference. I am a big fan of vegetable chips dipped in salsa, but recently on an impromptu stop at Marshalls I found 2 more yummy options to add to my list.
Glories Mesquite Sweet Potato Chips are fabulous!!!!
The Daily Crave bbq veggie chips are delicious too :)
I recommend them both!
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.