The Seed

28 01 2009

You may have seen this already, but I thought I would post it for all those who have not. Enjoy!

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A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. Read the rest of this entry »


The Message

27 01 2009

Well the new year is in full swing, and we are on day 27. I have lost 11 pounds so far and am feeling good. Better than that is that I know God is Good.

I have been reading the new testament again, but this time I am reading The Message Version. I know many people are very particular about the version of the Bible that they read. If you think this version of the Bible has flaws then I encourage you to post them here and open your thoughts up for discussion.

Here’s what I think so far…

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Losing 20 Pounds by Valentines

2 01 2009

I don’t make new years resolutions, I never really have. This year is no exception. But, I have started what many will call a new years resolution. A diet. I could have started in December but I wanted to begin on the first of the month. So, Jan 1 was it.

 I have struggled with weight every since I was young. The fact that my grandpa’s nickname for me was Chub reminds me of this often. When I started in high school I was really challenged because I was embarrassed. I exercised a lot, joined baseball, and joined football. This helped me shape up during my high school years, but a few years after high school I got married and slowly put the weight back on.

A couple of years ago I was trying to get on Christian Care Medi-Share and had to lose some weight in order to keep my coverage. They have an awesome program for helping members lose weight and keep it off. I lost about 50 pounds and got down to 198.

I found out around this same time that I had thyroid problems and had to start taking medication. During the first year of medication I gained back about 20 pounds. Finally this last year I got my medication sorted out, and was finally able to keep my weight steady.

Now I want to lose those 20 pounds and get back under 200. My goal is 198 or less.

On the medi-share program you have a tracking chart that helps you keep up with everything. I am doing that again, but I wanted to add a blog this time as well. Just for fun I am blogging my weight, eating, drinking, and measurements until Valentines day 2009.

If you are interested to see my progress you can visit my Dump 20 Pounds by Valentines blog at

God Bless and Happy New Year