Showing posts with label #devotion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #devotion. Show all posts

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Devotion and a Birthday Giveaway

Monday, July 18, is my birthday, but I plan to give the gift, a $10 Amazon gift card. Scroll to the bottom to see how to win.

First, to celebrate my birthday week, here is today's devotion from my best-selling devotion book; Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.


July 16

 

197. Watch the Stripes

 

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8

 

     In my haste to be all things to all people, my life often veers too far to one side or the other. Highway departments paint a center stripe on narrow roads and several stripes on freeways. Without these, one car would swerve into another. Center stripes stop head-on collisions. The darker the night, the more we need stripes with reflective paint or pegs. Have you ever thought about who decided to paint stripes on highways? When did that become necessary?

 

     In the early 1900s, our roads consisted mostly of dirt or sand. Traffic meant horses or carriages. Interestingly enough, bicyclers first brought attention to the need for better roads in 1897. With the invention of the Model T, the US government realized a need for standardization of the road system. A simple idea like stripes on the highways eliminates collisions and gives guidance on your travels.

 

     God’s word and instruction in prayer is a Christian’s stripe on their pathway of life. We tend to get too far in one direction, compensate, and then go too far in the other. Twelve-step programs use the mantra, “First Things First” to remind us to take care of our recovery first, then all things will fall in place. God tells us to “Seek first the kingdom of God.”

 

     Focus on God (the stripe). He will tell you when your compass is off base. Then, you can adjust and stay on the right road. Your spiritual recovery must always be your first focus.

 


Prayer: Help me keep first things first today.
 
I hope that devotion ministers to you today.


Now, for my chance to give one of you a birthday gift for MY birthday. God said it was more blessed to give than receive.


Leave me a happy birthday message along with your e-mail address. On the morning of July 25, I will draw from the names of all that left a comment before midnight July 24. If you left me an e-mail, I will send you a $10 Amazon gift certificate. Of course, I would love for you to use it for one of my books. (Just a hint) preorders on my new women's fiction due to release Sept 1 will be available the middle of August) Nevertheless, the gift certificate will be yours to use as you wish, with my thanks for the birthday wishes.

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God bless you today and thanks ahead of time.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Faith and Fitness Magazine Article

Check out the article, Where There's a Will, There's a Weight, in today's copy of "Faith and Fitness Magazine."
http://www.faithandfitness.net/strongerdiet


This wonderful magazine is a wealth of helps to grow spiritually, physically, and mentally. After all, God made us in His image, three separate parts similar to the trinity, God, the Father, God, the son, God, the Holy Spirit.

Let me know if you have questions. I love to help others struggling with weight.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

My All Time Top 4 Blog Posts

I write devotions, weight loss helps, and welcome guests 2-3 times a month. During Weird Wednesdays for awhile, I posted ghost stories. I went through all my posts during the years and found the four that have been viewed most often. Today, feel free to view them, and give me your vote on the best.


Seek the True Expert (A devotion)

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2013/08/ask-true-expert.html


11 Ways to Exercise on Vacation (Weight loss tops)


http://www.janetkbrown.com/2012/10/11-ways-to-increase-exercise-on-vacation.html

Haunted Jed Johnson Lake  (ghost story)

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2015/03/haunted-jed-johnson-lake-oklahoma.html


Guest post came from Fay Lamb

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2012/12/bitterness-by-guest-blogger-fay-lamb.html


Leave a comment and vote for the one that helped you most.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Devotion from Divine Dining


My Do It Myself

  

“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13





     My oldest daughter and son-in-law bought an inside basketball goal for our first grandchild, their niece. We put it away and brought it out for each one thereafter. By the time, my third and youngest grandchild was born, the basketball goal was worn, but still usable. The pen that held it to a certain height kept getting lost, so I hid it. My grandson loved that goal. By age two, he was wise to my tricks of hiding the pen. He’d drag the whole contraption into the living area and say “pen,” indicating I should get the lost part. He would take it from my hands and say, “My do it myself.”



     He would aim and miss several times. I’d say, “let Mimi do it.” But no, “my do it myself.” In God-given grandma wisdom, I covered his right hand with mine and guided the pen into the hole. His eyes lit up. Then, he swatted away my hand and reaffirmed, “my do it myself.”



     What a picture of us at times. We’re taught to be independent. When faced with a compulsion we can’t control, we argue with ourselves saying, “I’m an accomplished, capable, intelligent woman. I can get on a diet, stay on it and control this thing.” But, we try and try, and can’t. No matter how many times we tell God with our actions and words, “my do it myself,” we can’t.



     Finally, God holds our right hand and puts the pieces together. But, do we still shake His hand away and say, “my do it myself.” We can’t. God help us. We never can.





Prayer: When I try to walk in my own power, remind me of my grandson slapping away my hand. God, I need You to hold my right hand.

This is one of the 365 devotions from my book Divine  Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness from Pen-L Publishing.

For that daily inspiration purchase it at  http://www.pen-l.com/DivineDining.html 

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