Well at the begining of July, I turned 30, which got me thinking about the next 10 years, which lead me to this list:
1. Finish Masters Degree in Counseling
2. Lose 30 pounds (and keep it off)
3. Quit "temporary" job (technically did this yesterday [7/26/10], but still wanted it on the list to get me started right)… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on July 27, 2010 at 11:55am —
Added by Christy Clay on June 16, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Somewhere over the rainbow...
How can we speak of a rainbow
without having witnessed it on the open prairie?
Its full expanse framed by the endless sky and gentle land
Its slight glimmer reflected in the waves of golden tall grass
The hint of rain clouds scattered by the overwhelming pleasure of the colored light
Somewhere over that rainbow
a little girl soars with eagles
Added by Christy Clay on June 9, 2010 at 12:08pm —
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.” Abraham Lincoln
Sixteen years old, full of promise and lofty aspirations, that was me before I discovered… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on April 14, 2010 at 1:55pm —
The Sleep Solution: 4 Ways to Get the Rest You Need to Boost Results!
By Denis Faye
Sometimes, people get so caught up in hammering workouts and cutting calories that they forget that half of getting great results is recovery. And one of the greatest tools in the recovery arsenal is a good night's sleep. It heals your mind and your body and, frankly, just makes you feel good.
But getting 8 hours between the sheets isn't always as easy as it sounds. If you're like most of… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on April 9, 2010 at 10:36am —
7 things you must do to lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks
1. You need to be fully motivated to lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks so...
2. You need to Eat 4 times a day 3-4 hours apart
Why eating 4 times a day helps you lose weight fast...
1.It gives you a higher metabolism which means... You'll lose more weight and...
2.Keeps hunger at bay; ergo you won't overeat and gain weight
3. Before each meal you need to....
Eat at least 2 whole raw fruits/vegetables -… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on March 31, 2010 at 1:46pm —
Looking back at the last 30 years of my life, I realize I have a long ways to go before reaching my ideal me. When I was a kid, I wanted to fight injustice. I wanted to stand when all else was failing. When I was a teenager, I wanted to find strength to survive. My own injustices stopped me from caring about others and their issues. In college, I wanted to dream big and conquer the world. I felt that if I could escape Nebraska, I could forget my issues and live the life I wanted as intended by… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on February 1, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Why is it so important to name a thing? In ancient Mythology, naming an adversary strips that opponent of power. I believe that naming a thing gives you authority and purpose. The “real” name should tell its story, should hold history and honor its past. To name a thing brings truth to its spirit.
A name prophesies over the life and God’s purpose for the soul. As a life changes, so should its name. God changed the names of many influential… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on January 5, 2010 at 10:45pm —
Mom takes a sick day.
After having a tooth pulled on Monday, I was not feeling well. It wasn’t really the pain, but the disturbance in my mouth truly infuriated my body. I was lethargic and nauseas. Monday night my two beautiful rambunctious boys were home alone with me. I not even wanting to get off the couch, let them eat whatever they wanted and watch whatever they wanted (from the prescreened movies available in their room). I made them sandwiches for supper, which of course they… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on November 25, 2009 at 10:31am —
As a child, I would often play 7up in school. I always enjoyed the game immensely. I came across these 7UPs and just had to share them!
1. Wake Up!
Decide to have a good day.
'This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up!
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
'The Lord does… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on October 29, 2009 at 11:10am —
1. Personal Relationship with Christ
2. Respectful, Loving Relationship with Husband & Children
3. Creative, Stable Career
4. Strong Friendships built on Trust & Honesty
5. Facilitate Social Change on Multiple Levels
6. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
7. Have Multiple Streams of Income
8. Truthfully pursue my day to day activities through Excellence
9. Write something Memorable & Captivating
Added by Christy Clay on October 7, 2009 at 11:37am —
God, You are God
No matter what I've done
Your promise is to forgive me
70x7, if only I repent
You sent Your Son
to make my life brand new
Your Holy Spirit guides me
May my fruit bear Your Way
for God, You are God
Added by Christy Clay on September 14, 2009 at 11:12am —
The Invitation By Oriah
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
Added by Christy Clay on September 1, 2009 at 1:21pm —
Put in the Big Rocks First
One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz."
He pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about a… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 25, 2009 at 5:23pm —
One of the number one things families struggle with is money. Last week I read this article and was inspired to be more for my family when it comes to money. It is also written that we perish for lack of knowledge. Let's not be those moms who perish simply because we didn't know.
God Has a Plan for Your Finances
By: Lisa Comes
Money is a resource and gift given to us from God. Like water, wind or electricity, money can work in profitable ways when… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 23, 2009 at 11:01pm —
Why Play Pays Off
Who wouldn't want to hit a chaise lounge, sip a fruity drink, and kick back while the kids run around? But don't get too comfortable. You can burn major calories just by playing outside as a family.
"Even short bursts of exercise can help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol," says Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Even better, if you're active,… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 12, 2009 at 11:04am —
Please go to this link. All mom's need to be aware of the best way to tell your children where they can be touched and where they cannot be touched. I myself was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for the first 13 years of my life. I wish I had understood this at a very early age, maybe things could have beed different. But that is neither here nor there, I want you to make a difference in your childrens'… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 9, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I am unsure where most of these came from, but they all made me take a deeper look within myself & my world.
" Physical healing is temporal but God's grace is eternal. Given the choice, I would choose God's grace every time."
" This too shall pass by."
" Keep on being a blessing. Share yourself, for you're a blessing to others. Feed others, not only with what money can buy, but feed and nurture their hearts with God's love. The happiest… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 7, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The 5-Second Discipline Fix
By Diane Debrovner
If you want your kid to wash his hands, pick up his trains, or give his sister's tiara back, don't ask -- tell.
The Friendly Approach to Discipline
Let's face it: If you had a dollar for every time you wanted your child to do something, paying the bills would be painless. You need him to listen up so you can make it through the day -- and keep your home from becoming a total disaster zone. Yet, like most… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on August 5, 2009 at 11:52am —
Uncomfortable subjects arouse questions that define who we are. Let us not fear these unnerving ideals, but instead use them to embrace our destiny and identify our true spirits.
When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.
Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my… Continue
Added by Christy Clay on July 30, 2009 at 12:12pm —