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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Praising God!

Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5

This morning when I got up, I tossed the idea around to exercise. I’ve been telling myself to make the time, but actually doing that is a whole different story! I’m sure some of you can relate. I even started to get my work out clothes on, but then decided I could start when we get back from Seattle. What’s the point of starting if in a couple weeks, we have to leave and then I won’t be able to just exercise again. After about 10 minutes, I walked in my bedroom, put on my work out clothes, and I jumped on Cale’s elliptical. I did it. Yes! I know it might not seem like a big thing, but I haven’t worked out and taken the time for myself to get exercise in so long! I always encourage Cale every day, but I never do it!

It felt so good to finish. I set a program and said to myself that if I only did half, it would be ok, because it’s been a long time…but every time I would start to think about stopping, I just kept going.

If you haven’t in a while, I encourage you (I’m great at the encouraging others part! Hehe!), to get off the couch and do something! Going for a run is what I would have liked to do, but I only have one sneaker unpacked and I can’t leave Cale alone…but maybe you can go for a run, or do a work out video!


When Cale prayed for lunch today, he prayed that it would be healthy for us! :) I love that. This man that I’ve married never craves anything that is slightly healthy. I said, craves, but what I mean is eat! He has prayed this a couple times now and every time I hear it, I have to soak the moment it!

I was looking back at one of my old post (click here to read) and read about how excited I was that Cale used both hands to pull up his socks. I remember watching him struggle so many times trying to get his socks up with one hand and that specific day, he overcame such a huge obstacle for him. Also, that same day, he was able to take deep breaths each time the doctor asked!

He has come so far. The many things he’s doing lately are so far from the victories we were all rejoicing in not too long ago.

I’m praising the Lord! He forgives our sins and heals our diseases! He redeems us from the pit-Amen! He crowns us with love and compassion; such a beautiful picture of grace. He satisfies our desires with good things…not boring, bad, or miserable things-good things, so that we can be renewed!

Praise God!

The Music Leader from our church is going to be coming to stay with Cale while I get out of the house! I haven't been able to get time away since we first moved in, so this is going to be a treat! Mama is coming along and we're going to do...girl stuff! :)


  1. My precious friend, While I'm not on the couch, I do need to JUST START my exercise video. Thanks for the encouragement. I trust you and your mom had a wonderful time, just you two. When you are in Seattle, Ben would love to be with Cale so you can have a bit of time for you. I am sorry you have to come back, BUT I am glad I get to see you. I love you, Marion

  2. YOU go GIRL get those endorphins humming!!!! Have fun with your momma and enjoy your time doing girl stuff it is so important - almost as important as the exercise !!! LOVE to you both Praying for you !!!!! Thanks for the swat in the pants - I will be walking tomorrow lol love you !!!! ((())) Reenie


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