Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hey everyone Sorry for being MIA

Hi everyone i'm so sorry i've not posted in over a week proably now, i just had nothing too eventful happen in my life so i didn't post..because nothing too interesting happened in my life, just same ole same ole, work, college, college..etc!! lol
But i have some very good news to share diet wise...i have done weight watchers relgiously for around 2 weeks now..and last week on Firday i lost 3.5 pounds and this week i'll know tommorow, i weigh myself almost every day...but i only post friday's stay tuned=)) but i feel so good about it says in the bible...Our bodies are a holy temple of the Lord so we are supposed to nourish our bodies, give it love and not to eat to oblivion and disrespect our body...that took a long time for me to realize..and even though I've done w.w. for many times in a row this time it feels different..IT doesn't feel like a diet like it has before, it feels natural now and just good =)) Of course the first 3-4 days were hard, but i feel so much better about myself now..and i have a few goals that i'd love to share =))
I'll have to copy & paste this from another site....

1. I started W.W. flex points plan on 10/16/2008 & not giving up for the 4tb or 5th time!!

2. I won't give up no matter how long it takes to lose all my weight! yay!

3. My goal by 01/01/09 to lose roughly 10-15 pounds.

4. My other long-term goal is to lose between 35-45 pounds by next 10/29/09 in 1 year's time and be a size 14 W-16 instead of a 20 i'm now.

5. My personal goal is to learn to exercise and strength-train 4-6 times per week.

6. My other personal goal is to run, to run a 3K or a 5K ny 11/01/09.

7. Last but not least, To eat healthy still in a year's time.

8..Spiritually personal goal--to Serve God always.

So there it is those are my personal goals that i compiled in my food/exercise journal diary last night =))
I think the 2 keys to my success with sticking to weight watchers this time around, is that i post daily on weight watcher message board...i found 1 thread long ago with the best and nicest ladies around..and we post each day with encouragement, recipes and give each other lots of love and tough advice but it's wonderful =)) and i post my journal to these ladies each night i think that's what gets me through without overeating and sticking to program is that i subconsciously know that i have to fess up to them each night and that keeps me on track =))

Everything else is wise everything is amazing, my boss was very pleased with my work yesturday i am so happy about that and i worked hard!! =))

College wise i am not doing too good, i'm not disciplined enough to sit down and study i have had so much running around to do =))
Please i ask for prayer in that area of my life please pray that i get more disciplined with my studies and get a better grade on my next test I appreciate all your prayers and comments that i get =)) thanks so much for following and looking at my blog =))
I see a lot of visitors but not so many comments..please introduce yourself and tell me more about you??
and please tell me the name of your blog so i can come check it out =)

well those are the news from the last week!

take care everyone!

Talk soon i'll try =))

Blessings & HUGS to all!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Great Book Giveaway =))

I found out about this on one of my friend's Jennifer's Blogs...
this a book giveaway for book "Pure" by Rebecca St. James i heard such raves about it, please enter in the drawing i will too =))
you have until Ocotber 31st midnight =)
Please enter!! here are 4 rules though i'm copying and reposting them!

1. Please get permission from your parents before you enter this free drawing.
2. You must be a resident of the US or of Canada, (and you must have an address, no PO boxes).
3. Post the rules of the giveaway and link to this post on your blog. (If you do not have a blog please tell at least one person OUTSIDE of your family)
4. Leave me a comment telling me that you'd like to enter.The drawing will end on October 31st at midnight (that's exactly three weeks from today).
Please remember to visit when it ends to find out if you've won.But you know what is the best thing about this giveaway? THERE WILL BE FIVE WINNERS!!!

Before i forget here is her link----

Act fast you got a week my blogging friends!

Take care!!
i'll post later a more detailed post!

Love and blessings & lots of HUGS to all!

In Him, Jane.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just a quick hello =))

Hi my blogging friends..i just wanted to say that all is well and everything is going very good in my life..God has blessed me so much last week through different experiences i had and just recently i started a good solid diet plan.weight watchers..wish me luck with that!
i miss posting long posts but i gotta get moving..i'm at college now and gotta be at home in time for dinner sorry this is so short.. but i'll keep you all updated about everything soon!
I'll post either later tonight or tommorow a longer post..please bare with me friends!

talk soon!

love and blessings and lots of hugs to all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Music Videos..?? what do you all think of them?

Hi friends, this will be shorter than usual, because it's almost midnight and i need to get my beauty rest soon =)) but i just wanted to share what i think of music videos..They(the music videos) pollute our minds, our souls, our hearts..if we are not careful we could get corrupted. Not all are bad videos..there are a few and far in between that are sweet and bring God glory! I'll talk about those later..first let's start with Womanizer by Britney Spears. I was always a fan of Britney Spears, i as a young girl when i was 19 or 20 loved Her first song Baby One More time, i related to her songs and i thought she was a girl next door type..but last year a lot of things changed for her..i find her life was very turbelent full of sadness, heartbreak of her giving full custody to Kevin of her 2 boys, her cutting her hair bald, hitting papparazi with umbrella, being hospitalized at twice..Her life was such turmoil, I prayed for that girl hard..I really DID...I prayed that someone like God and her family would turn her life around..And i thought for a little while this summer that this girl was Back to normal..and she was..she was on a comedy show, got great ratings, then gave dancing lessons to little girls, got MTV music awards..but now i'm sad to say that my RESPECT is gone for her. Because of Womanizer. It first made me think "Wow this video is HOT" But then i had to slap myself silly! And repent for even thinking that. Because my flesh is weak but the spirit is very strong.

So after seeing it I have to say i'm disgusted with the video to say the least. It may be considered "hot" in this society or in this world..BUT i know as a Christian that it was lewd, carnal, and just plain too much nudity. She was virtually naked 50% of the time in the video, other times she was dressed but in very provocative garments. I mean C'MON what are the girl-singers think nowaredays that they have to lower themselves on every level just to get attention and make $$ i feel that it's sad what this society has come to..where celebrities think that they have to wear very little clothes and all make up and starve themselves for popularity...SO sad!!!

to tell the truth i'd rather be my size 18-20 then a 4 or a 2 or size 0.

they even got a size Double 0 now!! can you believe it???

i find it all so sad.

Back to videos..don't watch Womanizer video, unless you want to see for yourself what i'm talking about..BUT if you are under 21 don't even watch please.

BUT there is a ray of hope that i found today in 1 girl with a great voice. I always liked her music, but after watching a few of her videos today ..I have to honestly say that she outshines the rest in hollywood community..Her and our Christian singers rock!! =))

her name is Taylor Swift. Her voice is so wonderful and pretty..and i can relate to a lot of what she sings..=))

MY favorite videos of her are "Love Story" and "I'm only me when i'm with you"

My fave honestly is Love Story..the setting is back in the 1800's and it's similar to Romeo and Juliet story very beautifully done, the costumes are amazing and her voice is just great!

about the "I'm only me when i'm with you"

It's a really cute video, she has a lot of snippets of still life and of different momments with friends, i do have to warn that she does wear a bikini suit twice...but all in all the video is beautiful and her voice is great! Even though she does wear a bikini...this video is a lot more modest than Britney's, Janet Jackson's, Madonna's and Mariah Carey's videos.

I think Taylor Swift is a great artist and she is a good role model to young girls, I just hope and pray that she stays the same in the future!!

I think i'll get her CD's...=))

well i better go this has gotten a lot longer than i first intended..sorry this was so long my bloggers!!

Verses for the day--

John 3:16---

16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

2 Samuel 7:22---

“How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

All right that's all dear all have a great night!

take care!!!

Lots of blessings and hugs to all!

Talk soon!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

A lot on my mind today...

Hi my blogging friends..a lot is on my mind today...i have a heavy and a sad heart tonight that most people in Africa live on less than $1 per day..less than one dollar!!! Can you believe that?!?!
i heard a lot tonight at church about this dillema in much so that i feel sad and a little hopeless about the genocide that happened there in 1994, within 100 days almost 1 million Tutzis were killed..i think it was roughly 800,000 lives were lost..those are statistics but lives were shattered and some were healed...It's so hard to describe everything that we heard and saw at church today..Our pastor interviewed a couple from Rawanda and they both told their wonderful stories of courage, hope and redemption and about forgiveness too..then we watched a 45 minute documentry about life in Rawanda after the all sounds so sad, people were killed YES and i'm soo sad over it..YET something miraculous and wonderful has happened too, there are organizations and churches in Rawanda that have organized times in prison where prisoners who killed many innocent Tutzis were asked if they'd be interested in confessing their sins and then going and meeting their victims face to face and asking for forgiveness..It was soo amazing the movie concentrated on 2 women, one forgave quickly her enemy who killed most of her family...and the perpetrator after she said that she forgave him, HE and others in the village helped to build her new HOME!! now they live side by peace,..Isn't that amazing??? AMEN AMEN again =)) the story of another woman unfolded too, her father got killed, and her perpetrator came to her with a priest and a few others and he asked her to forgive also, And she flat out refused...Of course i understand her pain and turmoil..but i was soo happy to see by the end of the movie that Chantel(the one whose father was murdered) i was so happy and amazed that 6 months after meeting her perpetrator for the first time, she finally let go and forgave..Main message tonight in our church with the interview and movie was that we need to forgive LET Go and forgive *that's my motto* LOL
But seriously, we in America are so blessed..we are soo blessed to have food on the table, to have a roof over our heads, to have a car, to have a job to have clothes to have a computer IF any of you have all these things than thank God for this today and PRAISE His Holy Name. =)) And remember that word forgiveness??
I have a lot of people to forgive in my life. A lot of them. And it's hard to let go and forgive..but when i see people that lost FAR more than i ever have forgiving than it's my part and my duty to God and to my family to forgive each grievance that was given to me.
One of my hardest people to forgive is my stepfather..i live with my mom and him and he and i usually get along OK usually sometimes though he picks on me mercilessly and mostly about my weight and about stuff just to bother me..And it's so hard to each and every single day to forgive, let go and move can i do that???
When it's not 1 sin against me, but 1,000...any ideas anyone??
Please leave me a comment with any suggestions on how i can ignore him and forgive him.
I'd love to forgive him but my strength to do it fails me..So i need divine Help..and you all can help by praying for me, and leaving a comment with your suggestions, advice and prayers =))

Another thing happened to me long ago, i won't go on about this online, it's something very personal that someone did..and i need to forgive that person/s and just let God deal with it and let HIM take care of it...once again i need to forgive..i think it was very good that i went to church tonight made me think and it made me feel and it made me write this post =))
i'm so so sorry this was soooo long! But i had a lot on my mind..LOL didn't i warn you all? hehe

Ok here is the verse for the day and then that will be it for tonight =))

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NIV Version)---one of my favorite passages in the bible =))

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."

Ok this is all for tonight, sorry this was so long! please leave a comment with advice i'd appreciate it so much! Take care lovely friends! Blessings & HUGS to all!
have a wonderful week everyone!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bible Illuminated..OR is it even a bible at all?? be warned this may be long =))

Hi ya are you all this fine Saturday? I'm well yet i'm so angry and sad over what this world is coming to...There is a new bible that just came out..and bewarned this is not a bible at all, more like a magazine with scripture mixed in and photos of celebrities. i just think it's sad and disgusting that God's word is being mocked. And as it says in the bible if you add or take away a word in the bible, that person will be cursed. Heavy words yet it's true..No one should make a beautiful bible the Word of God a magazine material for the X-Generation..Yes a lot of people in this day and age may enjoy this kind of bible, but they are not seeing the REAL thing which was paid with a price on the Cross. We were bought with a price..with Blood, our savior's blood. And that is not to be mocked. BUT celebrated that WE are free free to be forgiven for our sins, even i'm the worst of sinners YET i was saved by God's grace..Amen..It just makes me so mad that others will make a new version of the bible with photos of Angelina Jolie and other celebrities, it just diminishes God's word..and i just find it deplorable that this happened. YET we all must be careful to pass the Right versions of the bible to our children. The clean wonderful WORD which include some of the versions, are: King James, NIV, NASB, English Standard( i think that's the name of it i may be saying it wrong)..Yet i gotta also mention yet another version that most people don't take too seriously...The "Message" version...Yes i don't read just the "Message" as the only version in my life i read NIV and NASB and others..but sometimes i like to look at has such fresh interesting bible perspective, it gives me different new ways of looking at the bible..Even the author of the Message said that it's a paraphrase of the bible, but there is beauty to it..THOUGH it should not be read as your only source of bible reading..but you can check it out..It's amazing in my view..THOUGH like i said priorly refer to the regular bible more often =))

Also here is the link to the article about the Bible Illuminated that looks more like a magazine US, or it is:

definitely check it out and leave a comment there are so many comments already made on the article, there were over 400 i didn't have time to look at them all, but some of the commenters are agnostic or atheist..pray for these lost ones and leave a comment with full of hope, love and joy that you find in Jesus..thanks =))
ok enough rambling for today =))
Have a wonderful blessed and joyful weekend!

Another verse for the day....My life verse =))

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV Version)

7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.---

Have a great night!
Love and blessings and hugs to all!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Hey all sorry for being MIA a few days!!

Hi everyone...sorry i've not blogged in a bit, i just wanted to say Hi to my blogging friends and to say that all is well =)) the words that will sum up my life now is Busy Busy Busy...i've been so busy mostly with work and college too. Life is hectic but i still try to make time for God, on Wednesday i took some time before bed to read the Word of God, i read Romans 12 and a few other verses..and yesturday i took 25-30 minutes just to say the rosary and to meditate..sometimes i wish i took more time to have quiet time with God..i need more time with Jesus, i just need to get with it =))
I am also nervous yet excited because tommorow at work is a big day..i work in retail i work in Walgreens...we are having a Saturdate. it's a special day we have once a month when we sell certain stuff at either discounted price or we give little things free with the featured item =)) Last month i did this too and i featured the event...and we gave away little Starbucks candy for free and 5-6 coupons for more starbucks candy so that was a good deal =)) IF any of you live near a Walgreens you can check this event out it should be at all Walgreens around the country tommorow between there first before you go make sure this happens in your area, so you save some $ on gas =))

And yes last but not least i have some good news...I got another Customer Service star at work and a $25 gift card to use at Walgreens YAY! i might buy a $15 starbucks card with it and spend the rest on other things i need...but even this the success at work i have to give glory and credit to God...God is amazing and i am soooo glad that I found favor with my boss...=) It's all due to God =)) because honestly before this job, all the other jobs i held i either got fired, laid off, or quit..this is the 2nd job that i kept for many years..i've been with Walgreens for almost 4 years, it will be 4 years this December 2008..Praise God =))

here is the verse for the day....and then i'll go study =)

i saw this today on the and it was beautiful...

17indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
18"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." ---Genesis 22:17-18 (NASB translation)

1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. --Romans 12:1-2 (NASB translation)

Have a great night everyone!
Love you all!



Sunday, October 5, 2008

Giveaway...Act fast!! =))

There is a wonderful giveaway being given by this blog:

It's a wonderful christian blog please check it out, i just saw it today and it's such a blessing to me =)) you only have 2 hours left until Midnight tonight to enter this giveaway..i hope some of you see this in time, sorry i'm posting it so late..i just saw it 5 minutes ago!!

OK love you all!

DIfferent perspectives..Repost from Facebook note =))

Hi, as most of you know i had a minor car accident this Saturday September 27th, 2008.
this accident shook me up completely, it shook my faith as well..i swear for the 1st day all i did was worry and worry and worry some more about my car and about everything under the sun, i was worried i'd miss classes, not see my sanctuary lovely friends!! Oh Gosh i was consumed with fear and worry! BUT the next day i felt God urging me to surrender it all to HIS lay it all down at HIS wonderful majestic feet. BUT i couldn't i faught with him half the Sanctuary service..but something did click during the worship time..and i felt my burdens and worry a lot lighter..WHO did this?? Not I of course, But Jesus gave me the peace and the calm and the love beyond understanding..He gave me HIS everlasting love that's why I care so much about OUR Lord..sometimes my faith wavers ..i am like apostle Peter in some ways sometimes...even Peter denied Christ 3 times, i did it a lot more than 3 times, maybe a million times in my lifetime..BUT God loves me anyway, HE wants to forgive me cleanse me set me free and get me out of that pit..BUT the only way we can get out of there and BE delivered THE only way is for us to surrender everything at His Feet. and to admit that we made a mistake and confess and cry out to God....there is no other way. friends i got this wisdom from God yes BUT also from the most wonderful book that i'm reading...called incidentally "Get out of that pit" By Beth Moore.I'll quote a passage from her book and from the Psalm will explain about how surrender and how getting out of that pit 119 (Get out of that Beth Moore)I waited patiently for the Lord,he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rockand gave me a firm place to stand.-----How beautiful and profound that verse is....HE wants to get us out of the "Pit"...whatever that could be ranges from person to person, it could range from any addiction, alcohol abuse, drugs, eating disorders, stealing, cheating on your spouse, or being a victim like being raped, abused, neglected can all result into falling into a pit...No one can get us out except for God OUR Lord Jesus Christ. Yes people can try to get us out, and they can suceed for a little while, but in the long term, only Jesus can save us and get us out of our addictions, bad habits..He can heal us and save us as LONG as we ask. We have to ask...We MUST ask...and surrender everything at His feet.He is our Master He is our King He is our everything ..just remember all this because God can only help us and save us as long as we ask and as long as we are willing to do the WORK.Today whatever you the bible read a few verses meditate on them, then kneel on your lknees and cry out to God and surrender your will completely to God and LAY it all before HIM.after that miracles will happen.You'll see! =)) that's all for tonight!sorry this was so long guys! I did this out of love i swear =) have a wonderful night!BLessings & hugs!To God be all glory!
In Him, Jane.

VP Presidential debates and other musings =))

Hi everyone, i'm sorry i didn't post for a few days i just came back from a church retreat and i had the most amazing time there! We had lots of quiet time with God, prayer, worship, bonfire =)) and lots of friends i made that i didn't know before or not too well, and we played some board games at was fun and wonderful! i felt God speaking to me at the retreat =)) in many ways! not loudly, but in the most still voice i heard him through others's life stories, through others' testimony, through nature and the beauty of it and of course through God's was beautiful time away from college and work and very relaxing i had an amazing time =)))

Now back to the old news of the Vice Presidential debates..they were amazing! even though some stuff that Biden said made sense i still stand for Mccain/Palin...i loved that Palin stood her ground, was witty, smart, and really intelligent, she stood her ground on the most important issues, war, economy, energy, and gay marriage. She flat out said that marriage was made by God for only men and women i agree with her..too many people nowaredays fool themselves that they are ok, that they can live any lifestyle they want, they gotta remember that they will have to answer to God Almighty..i have someone i know who is gay please please pray for her =))

I also can't stand abortion either, that's why they have adoption, and like Pslam 139 said we are knitted by God from the womb, we are already HIS when we are in the womb, so those sweet babies need to be protected ..and i strongly feel that Mccain/Palin will do a good job, definitely better than Obama who doesn't even support funds for our Troops...and Biden tried to call Mccain unpatriotic, who is he kidding? seriously..patriotism shows in standing up for what's right, in standing with our troops, giving them 100% support and funds, and standing up for the conservative wonderful values that we all hold so dear...I pray this country's citizens won't chose Obama because if that happens, i am sad to say that this country will be in shambles ;((

well these are my thoughts for the day...i will also in the next post repost a note that i wrote on facebook =))

it's a note on God's providence and how we should rely on Him completely and how HE desires us and how HE wants to get us out of that pit!! please read that too!

well sorry this was so long!

have a wonderful day!

Blessings & hugs!