Showing posts with label #Unsinkable Molly Brown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Unsinkable Molly Brown. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Unsinkable. Unshakeable. Unstoppable.

If anything is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
That's something my dad taught me, and something I've strove to do all my life. By doing this, I lapsed into perfectionism. That wasn't the intention.
Strive for progress, not perfection.
In no way does perfectionism raise its ugly head more than in losing weight. God is the God of freedom. We must not obsess over dieting anymore than we should obsess over food. When you begin on a journey of weight loss, ask God to take control. Only through His power can we be unstoppable. Under our own power, it can be a disaster. We can fall face-forward into a plate of pasta or chocolate cake by noon on the day we start the race.
With God, nothing (not even losing a hundred pounds) is impossible.
My hubby & I in the backyard of the unsinkable Molly Brown
Recently, I visited the museum of the unsinkable Molly Brown in downtown Denver, Colorado. Margaret Brown (who never went by Molly) accomplished a lot in her lifetime. She was before her time in the women's liberation movement.
To the left is our ticket to the museum. The fam to the right we used as the home's only air conditioning for a warm day.

Margaret Brown picketed for mistreated mine workers. She ran for public office. She was an excellent fundraiser for Denver fine arts.

And, she saved lives along with her own when the Titanic sunk.
     When the call went out for women and children to come to the deck to be the first loaded into the lifeboats, she went to her room and donned layers of clothing. During the cold night on the water, she pushed occupants to "row, row, row," thereby keeping them warm. Jackets, petticoats, and extra dresses were taken off and shared with others. Not only did she not sink nor freeze, but neither did her boat full of Titanic survivors.

In front of Molly Brown's house, now a museum, with my daughter

Years back, Hollywood presented a movie starring Debbie Reynolds as Margaret Brown. From then on, the Titanic survivor became known as the unsinkable Molly Brown. This museum was a reminder of what a remarkable woman she was in the time period she lived. What an inspiration! She wouldn't accept the word, "no."

I long for that type strength. In some areas, I feel I do show it, but I was never so powerless over anything as I was over food.

Praise God for His emotional healing, for His power to be unsinkable, unshakeable, and unstoppable in the area of eating. His is the only real power.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.
                                                                               2 Corinthians 12:10

Something I hadn't noticed before. The verse doesn't read, "when I am weak, then He is strong." It's "when I am weak, then I am strong."

Praise God. I am unsinkable through Christ.