Saturday, October 18, 2008

Updates and Something New to Share!

Before I tell you my "something new", I'll do the updates on my previous post.

My headache is finally--completely--gone!! Yesterday was the usual, left-over achy feeling in my head, but at least I was able to function.

My toe--Yes, I did have it checked by one of our doctors at work. She was in agreement that it could have probably used a couple of stitches, but it will heal fine the way it is. Antibiotic ointment and a band-aid--the fix all for this injury.

And, here is a picture of the baby blanket--so far. T
his isn't the blanket I had planned and almost completed, but I'm liking this one and I'm happy with the results so far:


And, oh, I almost forgot my "kitty tracker"! How could I have forgotten that? Here are the results of this week's efforts--down 3/4 of a pound!! According to my kitty, it looks like another whole pound, but kitties apparently don't understand the concepts of fractions!!





So, now on to something new!!

Take The DARE...


I was visiting Peggy and read about the "Fireproof - Love Dare Challenge". Now, this was talking mainly about spouses of which I have none :) and :( My question to Peggy, and then to Chelle, who is hosting this study is this "Can this apply to others--my children, my co-workers?" In other words, can this study be useful in all relationships in our lives?

The answer from both was a resounding, "YES!!!"

I am going to be following along with Chelle as she does this study. I'm first going to be applying this to my children starting with my son. There have been some things going on lately that clearly point to the fact that he has not gotten over many things that have happened in his (our) past, and that this is still affecting him today.

I'm hoping to show him that I do truly love him, and with God's love, power and strength behind me, he will be able to see that the past is the past--we cannot change it--and with God behind me in this, how can we fail?

I'm a day behind, but that's okay--just a late bloomer. If you're interested in doing this, hurry on over and visit Chelle, and you can be filled in on all the details.

But, I want to share with you my assignment for the day:

Today's Dare


The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your son at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret.

I've substituted the word "son" for "spouse" in the above paragraph. And, of course, you can substitute whomever your main concern is with at the moment.

Sounds easy enough, don't you think? I wonder how many times today I'll find myself biting my tongue? I'll be sure and let you know how this goes tomorrow!!

Be sure and visit Chelle for more details and a more in depth description of today's challenge. I'm sure each of us has someone (or many someones) in our lives who could benefit from our changing our attitude towards them.

K--that's all for awhile!!

Beth

5 comments:

Dorothy Champagne said...

Great job on your weight loss! Keep that kitty movin'! I've even got my kids wondering - if they see me on the computer, they'll ask - "has the kitty moved". I have to remind them sometimes that it hasn't been a week yet. So, you're in all our thoughts :)

Peggy said...

Praising God for your resounding affirmation! I LOVE that you chose to LOVE your son in the Love Dare & accepted the challenge! One person at a time: Won by One! It's great to hear you are well, head to toe! And how how your heart must rejoice that it is well with your soul! God's blessing as you pursue this challenge. Holding our tongues has to be the most difficult! Your words are inspirational! Oh, and I love your progress on the baby blanket & with the "kitty tracker"
May Our Lord move in your life, Beth and bless you in all ways!

Marsha said...

Beth, I'll be praying for you as you take this challenge to bless your son and lead him to healing in his life.

The baby blanket is beautiful. A very blessed baby indeed!

And take care of yourself from head to toe;)

Have a blessed Sunday.

Debra said...

Beth,

Reading this just gave me a glimpse of the person you are and I am smiling. That you would choose to do this challenge to help your son to heal is a beautiful acknowledgement of a mother's heart.

May you be blessed as you bite your tongue!!!! May your son be blessed as he begins to be affirmed. May you both be healed by the Lord Jesus who is our Great Healer, indeed!

Blessings to you, sweet sister!

Denise said...

Praying all goes well in this challenge for you dear.