Sorry, Tripp has been singing that song all day so it is stuck in my head. So here's day one in a nutshell:
Consumption: Trim Advantage Meal Replacement Shake (milk chocolate with natural peanut butter and a banana thrown in) for breakfast. One XS Tropical Blast energy drink (0 carbs, 0 sugar). Turkey sandwich with a few Toasted Ritz Chips for lunch. One Dr. Pepper & 2 small Swedish fish (the candy) - Easy brought them to me as a "treat" from his excursion to Home Depot today because I had to take Vivian to Urgent Care for her fever/rash that was getting worse. Salad & leftover meatloaf sandwich for dinner. Finishing a bottle of HEB flavored sparkling water ( no caffeine, sodium, or calories!) before bed. Oh, and two Tylenol for the killer body ache I have compliments of my two feverish daughters. :-)
Exercise: Didn't happen.
Spiritual Development: Well, I didn't really have quiet time today, but I did get to go to church...alone. Easy was going to stay home with Viv anyway, and then the other two kids slept to late to make it to early service with me so I went by myself. I worked my shift in the nursery during early service. Class was great - we talked about intentional God-centered traditions we can create in our families. Then I got to go to worship by myself. No kids. I'd call that quiet time! It was a wonderful service. The sermon was very appropriate for me today - it was about not taking excuses to God. Based out of the parable about the rich man throwing a banquet, Monty (our new YM) reminded us that God has given us the ultimate invitation and when we make excuses about why we can't do whatever it is He's calling us to do we are seriously missing out on blessings.
On another note, in my rambling prayers lately I've been pondering/asking why I'm struggling with what seem to be "old demons" to me. Perhaps it is because as I was healed from depression I began following God's call on my life to be a mom. I still feel that call strongly (we better hope I do with 3 kids!), but lately I've been feeling a nudging to broaden my ministry somehow. To me and my human subconscious that is a bit scary. I found a tremendous peace when I became a mother and moving on to "the next stage" in my journey scares me quite a bit. Scares me enough to let Satan stick his foot in the door and try and make me second guess all sorts of things. Well, too bad for you Satan. I'm ready to leave my excuses behind and do whatever it is God has in store for me. If that's continue on the home front, in the nursery ministry, going to work part-time, or something else that hasn't even crossed my mind yet, I'm ready. For now, please pray that I can be patient and listen closely so I will hear His voice leading me the right way.