Happy Easter, everyone!
So thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made for me! And for YOU. He is so good!
This morning I sang a song at church. My first time to sing a solo since I have been going there (other than leading 2 songs in worship one evening). I love this song. Nichole Nordeman is a brilliant writer! If you have never heard this song, listen to it... it's beautiful! (This is her singing it...not me...haha!)
Anyway. I am linking up with Amy & Melissa for the prayer chain linkup! If you want to join, you can write up a post with any praises from last week & any prayer requests you have. Then add the link to your post to Amy or Melissa's post! They have committed to praying for each & every request...and you do your part by praying for one of the other requests. I think this is such an awesome idea!
I just posted this on Facebook: Last Easter, Brad & I visited Covenant Church with my parents, just to be with them for Easter Sunday. We were not at all expecting to leave with the crystal clear understanding that this was the church for us! Ironic because Brad grew up there, and my parents had been attending for over 15 years! We surprised my parents the next Sunday by showing up again...& we didn't look back! We are so thankful for such a wonderful pastor, sweet church family & the lifelong friendships we have made so far! We ♥ y'all!
And that is my praise. We had been looking for a church home for AWHILE, finally settling in a church i grew up in. It didn't feel like home, but it was a good church, some of my closest friends go there & frankly, we were tired of looking. I love how God knew all along that He had a place for us at Covenant, and that he would show us that when we visited with my parents for Easter. We have LOVED being a part of Covenant since then. Such down to earth people, such sweet & real people, and some lifelong friendships we have made! Very thankful!
Tomorrow I start Ideal Protein. This is also something that i just KNOW God is leading me to do. I have been struggling with my weight since high school, but in 2009, I got to my highest weight ever & decided something had to be done. I lost 20 pounds but it took me forever to do it, and then i gained more than half of it back. I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance, which explained the difficulty in losing weight, but i have still struggled to lose. And believe me when i say i have done EVERYTHING you need to do to lose weight!
The metabolic clinic suggested Ideal Protein to me back when i was first diagnosed with Insulin Resistance, but i balked at the cost. Now, though? Now i feel like desperate times call for desperate measures. Brad is totally supportive & has made room in the budget for me to be able to do this! Tomorrow is my first appointment at 8:00 am. I AM READY!
The prayer request is that i stick to this diet 100%, no matter how difficult! That i have a clear understanding of exactly what i can & can not eat & that i do not give in to temptation. Pray that God gives me the strength to follow through, that the weight comes off - FINALLY! And that as a result of the weight coming off, I reverse my Insulin Resistance...and have no problem getting pregnant! (My weight/IR is what has kept me from pregnancy so far. And yes, i know some overweight people & some people with IR get pregnant easily. But not all. And not me!!)
That is the plan. And the hope. :) Thank you for praying for me!