I am so thankful for God's timing and my friend Janice.
As some of you may know I am reading the book and doing the workbook "Lose It For Life" by Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed. the book is the total solution for permanent weight loss though Christ. As I completed week one the book warns it would get painful. I guess I didn't realize how soon.
Yesterday I was answering or trying to answer the questions: list 5 positive and 3 negative thing about yourself. Well my list of negative was long but I listed only 3. I could think of so many negative about myself. Ouch. I was having a hard time coming up with 5 positive and hubby was sitting in the next room and I thought I'll ask him because sometime we don't see it but others can. Well hubby could only come up with one thing. OUCH! I can't be that bad. Then our youngest daughter thought it was fun to list her view of the negative. I couldn't take this so I got up left the room to email a friend at work for encouragement. She is doing the book too.
As I sat at my computer typing and the tears are rolling down my face the phone rings. At first I wasn't going to answer it. I am so glad I did. It was Janice who now lives in Maine. Janice use to live here in PA and was part of a bible study with us. Janice became more than just a friend during her stay in PA she became a mentor to me. It was so good to here Janice's voice. Her first questions " I'm calling to find out how you are doing?" I told her I just had a bad moment. We talked and my spirits were lifted. When we hung up I went back to my workbook and completed it in no time.
To hubby's credit he did mention some positive things later. I caught him off guard with asking the question and then our daughter's negative points though him off track.
So I am so thankful today for God's timing and Janice. I sure do love and miss her.
Don't forget today is the last day to name the kitten. If you pick the winning name I'll give you a new copy of Beth Moore's book praying scripture. If no one picks the name I'll toss all names into the bowl and drawl a name randomly. Pictures of the new kitten can be seen on an older post.