I just finished watching the Indiana Jones trilogy for the first time. My life makes so much more sense now!!!
I love to find God in the most unlikely places…like the Indiana Jones trilogy.
Mark and I lead worship 4 times a week. We believe that we must come ready to worship in order to lead others into worship. This can be a VERY daunting task considering all of the obstacles we face each day that effect our attitudes/hearts which in turn, effect our worship leading.
At the end of the last movie, The Last Crusade, Indy must face several obstacles to get to the Holy Grail. Anything worth achieving will come with obstacles. You must have the knowledge and Word in your heart to face these obstacles every day(just like Indy knew how to be penitent before God and spell Jehovah in Latin).
This is the only way you can stand confident before the Lord and lead his people into the throne room.
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My very first professional job was in downtown Denver. I had to park way out in the neighborhoods and walk into the downtown area because I was so broke. It was a great time in my life where my biggest concern was getting the boot put on my car (which did actually happen – twice!).
As a young innocent girl in the big city, I learned some awesome ways to protect myself from a potential assault while walking alone – hope you can use some of these techniques too:
Keep your chin up! – avoid the urge to look at your feet as you walk. Predators target women/men who are not aware of their surroundings and who seem to have low self esteem. Look confident and ready to fight.
Don’t wear a pony tail – this seems silly, but wearing a ponytail makes it easier for a predator to grab you by the hair.
Say “HI” – If you are suspicious of someone while you are walking alone, make it a point to look them in the eye and say hello. Predators love anonymity – crush that! I have tried this and the person “following” me looked quite stunned and bolted in the other direction – creepy!
Don’t listen to your iPod – it will surely distract you (check Sean’s blog for a perfect example of how an iPod can send you into a wonderland)
Carry pepper spray – classic!
Don’t walk alone if you can avoid it – there is safety in numbers!
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This is just another reason why I love ProLogis.
Say HELLO to my new MacBook Pro….isn’t it beautiful??!?!
I found this written down in one of my old journals and it changed me (this is why it’s great to write stuff down!):
Faith = God Can
Hope = God Will
Love = God Wants To
But now we still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
I’m not going to write anything else…this can mean many different things to different people. Just think about it for a moment.
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If you have ever struggled with your weight, then the following statement will change your thinking (it did mine):
You do NOT have to eat all of the food on your plate.
It is not wasteful.
There is no guilt.
Here’s why: as soon as the food is prepared and on your plate, it is wasted. It will either be wasted in your stomach or wasted in the trash can – what do you prefer? The poor kids in Africa will not be satisfied because you are bloated from overeating.
**ADDITION (thanks Josh): Saving your left over food in a “doggie bag” is great too – the idea is that you don’t HAVE to eat it all in one sitting.
I was raised in a home with 4 kids and a very tight budget. It was sacrilegious to leave food on your plate. This made me very fearful of “wasting” food and actually taught me to ignore my hunger and fullness signals. The very simple idea of eating when I’m hungry and stopping when I’m full is completely foreign to me.
I’ve tried it in the past 2 days and have already lost 3 lbs. I eat whatever I want at the very moment that I am hungry, but I eat slow and pay very special attention to my “fullness” signal.
I’ll give you an update in a couple of weeks…
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