My family . . . the blessings of my life!

My family . . . the blessings of my life!
Sean, Mackenzie, Pat (hubby), me, Jeneah

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My new task . . .

My new task is reading and implementing as much of this eat-clean program as possible. Sounds, easy, but it surely isn't to me! For now I need to read the book, yes, cover to cover. I am excited about it though.

Thanks to a dear friend who told me about her success with the "Eat-Clean" plan, our family will dive into this in the next few weeks.
















Pat & I are really excited about this new phase of our lives -- eating the healthiest we have in years. Our recent weight loss has motivated us to make the life changes necessary to stay healthy as well as thin (I'm definitely not there YET, but am on my way back to my pre-Redding thin-ness, as Mackenzie would say).

















I'm really enjoying spending tons of time in the kitchen cooking & preparing foods with my born-chef, Mackenzie! This girl amazes me.

The best part about Pat & I embarking on this healthier eating is that our two youngest are still home and will learn to eat this way, too. "CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE" -- I used to have a poster that said that...now I realize how true that really is!

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Dedication to Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, take away my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

St. Teresa of Avila
“For mental prayer…is nothing more than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much…Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux
"...So I sought in holy Scripture some idea of what this life I wanted would be, and I read these words: 'Whosoever is a little one, come to me.' It is your arms, Jesus, that are the lift to carry me to heaven. And so there is no need for me to grow up; I must stay little and become less and less."

Magnificat
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.