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Guest Posts

In the next week or so, David (hubby), will be guest posting on his perspective on my weight loss journey and our new life. Obviously the changes we make affect the people around us, so I thought it might be good to hear from someone affected by my changes.

Hopefully, we will all be able to learn something about others touched by the weight loss journey.


Greek Cous Cous · Recipes · share · Uncategorized · WLS

Greek Cous Cous

I needed a simple side to take over to the in laws for a birthday dinner.

I got some dried couscous, and some Greek feta salad. I had the idea to mix the two. It worked!!

I placed the Greek Feta Salad in a large mixing bowl.  Cooked the Cous Cous per the instructions.  Added a small, sauteed onion.

Let cool just a bit, and then mixed together.  I really enjoyed it, as did Carmen.  David wasn’t a big fan, but he is a lover of potatoes.

I had enough to serve on Easter, and even gave some to friends.


Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · share

My heart is heavy.

My heart is heavy is a comment made by a coworker on Wednesday after a particularly difficult afternoon.

Prayer.  Pray without ceasing.

A story was repeated to me yesterday, and I would like to share a snippet.

Satan is speaking with an observer about his tools.  He has many tools that he uses to cause harm, and to keep us from God.  This one is famine, and this is disaster, but this one is the best one of all.  He points to the one he uses on Christians, it is the tool of discouragement.  This one makes them fail.  It is a simple tool, and many people, even other Christians help me use it on their own.


I am praying for discernment on the path chosen.  I have been through difficult passages before, some more difficult this one.  But…I have never felt bombarded like I do today.  Spears, arrows, bullets are flying at me with such force.  I have no time to breathe and defend one of them, let alone, all of them.

Each difficulty that we are given is for God’s glory to be shown.  It shows that He sustains us through all.  I am praying for strength and an answer to this path.  Change is difficult for all, but we must adapt, bend, comply. 

Moses asked God to “show him His Glory” in Exodus.  I am doing the same today.  Sustain me, Lord.

How we feel led to share God’s love is a path God given. It maybe to a homeless drunk needing food or a kind word, to a leader of a childrens program in a hurry to complete a project, to listening to a coworker who is needing a hug and affirmation, to a spouse that has had a difficult day, to a child that may only have one good meal a week, to a youth needing guidance, to you, and to me.

How do you share God’s love?  Are you discouraged?

“Sometimes we are told to quietly lean on our Savior and rest. At other times God calls us to actively wait.  But we are always to stay close to our Redeemer.” – Kelly Minter

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20 NIV

“You will not have to fight this battle.  Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverence the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 NIV


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My bones have been killing me the past couple of days.  Last night, I could feel my pulse in my right hip through to my knee, and tossed and turned all night long.  This morning has been spent in bed, and now with 10 minute turns in a chair so nothing goes numb.  Weather changes are here, and the rain has come and gone.  Now I want my pain to go. 

I normally push through, but the last 3 days have been more difficult to conquer the pain.

So…just an update.

Our family life is changing, and will update next week. 

Prayers are welcome.
Jerry Ann

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My new kitchen paint color.  I love it. It is really much brighter.  
It was a very minty green.  The new color is “moonlight green.”  What a name.
But “share”  – it comes from Stampin’ Up.  I love it.
I had this wall in my galley kitchen and a lot of space to cover.
“Share” is a word definition, wall applique, in white, that is 30″ long…and covers a lot of space.
I wasn’t sure of it at first.  David did most of the work, but it was really easy.
I love having this in the kitchen.  It is really a place for sharing.
It has served it’s purpose.
I believe it belongs here.  Blogs are just that…
to enjoy with others…don’t you think?
Oh, and if you need a Stampin’ Up consultant – go here:
Julie is wonderful.  She does these tutorials on really cool stuff.
Plus she is a friend, and neighbor.  =)