A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

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My Office Worse Than Ever

I know, I know, I have been neglecting you lately.  I am out of control!!  Here is the deal.  The lovely Minnesota Retreat was last weekend, I got home late on Sunday evening and we had Women in Touch on Monday. 

 Women in Touch means I spent the whole day at church cooking, except when I went to school to give piano lessons and then back to church. The evening was lovely but I forgot to take pictures for you.

We are having evangelistic meeting at our church so Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening I was a hostess and I am loving the meetings.  Tonight is our Dave Ramsey seminar, and I teach piano all day on Wednesday. 

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The office has spilled onto the kitchen table!!

Now I ask you, when would I have time to get this place cleaned up?  Today is the day.  The good news is my devotions are on track, I just finished studying about being saved by faith in Jesus (well, maybe not finished) but I moved on to a new study.  The bad news is I have not exercised for a week.

I can never get my devotions, exercising and eating healthy all happening at the same time.  It seems there is always one or the other missing. BUT, I am praising the Lord for all things and my attitude is good. 

I know you are wanting to know how much I gained at the retreat–okay, I have to admit I have not even stepped foot in my weight loss clinic and I know they will be calling!!  Don’t worry I’m not discouraged just floating–3 pounds up, I have taken 1 off and have 2 to go to be where I was when I went to Minnesota.  I ate like a fool. I wonder why I do that when I know what the results will be, I just haven’t learned moderation yet. Do you think I ever will?  I don’t know.

Let’s just praise the Lord today, praise Him in all things, for the bad, the good and the ugly.

Praising God!

I am enjoying the Minnesota Women’s Reteat in beautiful Brainard, MN.  I want to share with you the idea of praising the Lord in all things. 

Janet Page is the speaker and she has told some amazing stories about praising God in everything.. When you think about scripture we are told to give thanks and praise in all things.  The Bible does not mention this just now and then it mentions it often.  Look up Ps.62:8, Is. 50:4, Ps. 77:1.

Let’s try it!  No matter what happens in your life, good or bad, praise the Lord for it.  Can you do it? Can I do it?  When we praise God for what he has done it unleashes God’s power.

The idea of praise in the place of grumbling is this:  God is in charge, He knows what he is doing and He usually takes the unthinkable and turns it for the good in one way or another.  We may as well praise HIM and let His power do it’s wonderful work.

Janet suggests we keep a journal on praising and the things God does with our praise.  She even goes so far as to suggest we do this for our children, write it down and even take pictures so the results are not forgotten.

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