As I mentioned before, I had the privilege of spending time in a prayer retreat over Memorial Day weekend. It has been one of the best things that I have done in my life. My little corner of the world was Saint Theresa of Avila
I spent hours praying in the middle of the night and morning in this rocking chair
My view was serene and peaceful
The whole weekend was truly a blessing. I arrived there with no expectations, just needing some down time. I am doing a Six month Bible Reading program, but came across Dr. Charles Standley's Bible, and decided to start over. It was funny how God directed me to the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, among others that weekend. Each guest receives a basket with: two oranges, two bananas, two small loafs of homemade bread, a small block of cheese, and the best walnut muffin in the world. My eyes cound not believe that they had the honor to see a muffin in front of them after being on a diet the previous week. They were magnetized and after debating back and forth on whether I should eat it or not, I decided to enjoy it. The best part was that we could ask to get anything we would like from the basket for Sunday, and you can guess what Sweetbasil ordered... another muffin. I haven't tasted something so good in a long time. I wish I would know the recipe because it had a filling in the middle that it was so yummy that send my taste buds to the clouds. Being there gave me the opportunity to truly buried myself in the Word with no distractions and not have any schedules, but to read, pray, and rest.
I was not only blessed by the rest and wisdom I gained at the retreat, but also in my way home. I stopped at one of the stores that carries pants for short stuff like me. God blessed me that day, and I got to saved 82 percent on the pair of jeans. I feel that God is always watching over me in so many ways; and making himself known in my life. Losing weight has shown me that I am able to finally die my flesh and hearts desires because since May 21st, I haven't had a single sip of pop nor consumed a French fry! Today, I finally loss 10 pounds! For the most part, it has been an easy journey. I know it is another prayer God is in the works of answering. I am anticipating God's perfect plans for my life and breaking the three digits on the scale. I will enter another year of life late in July, and if I could do anything for my birthday, I would like to milk a cow. I like cows, but wanting to milk one has been a desire since I was a kid. Like the Fiddle on the Roof sings says "If I was a rich woman", I would buy myself a milking cow, a pair of chickens, a dog, a horse, and a tiny cabin on two acres.
May your Thursday be filled with good health and safety.