The more I see, the more confused I become.
It never ceases to amaze me how further and further the world is straying from the Lord and His ways. Today someone outright lied to me. I had the facts on paper right in front of me and he refused to admit it. My mind cannot understand how to outright lie like that. I cannot say I have never stretched the truth or told a little fib maybe to spare someone’s feelings, but to deny the facts? Never. If someone asks me a question, I have to tell the truth. Jesus says to tell the truth.
I am a stranger in this world. As I grow, I hope I am looking more and more like Jesus. Too many times I see Christians becoming more and more like the world. This should not be so. We should be becoming more and more like the Father. We should have the Father’s eyes:
Fiber and Blood Sugar
“Since fiber passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed, it doesn’t increase blood sugar levels and doesn’t need to be counted by those who control their blood sugar through counting carbohydrates. Soluble fiber, when eaten in large amounts, can actually lower blood glucose. Because it slows down the digestive process, it also slows the absorption of sugar from the diet, helping to keep blood sugar levels more even throughout the day.” Quoted from:
I ate Nature Valley Protein bars (Peanut butter and dark chocolate flavor) and it lowered my blood sugar. Mine had been running about 105 to 120 even in the morning before I ate anything. But today at 5:30 when I came home from work it was 90. The last time I ate was about 3:30. I ate 3 nature valley protein bars throughout the day as snacks. They contain 5 grams of fiber each.
For anyone who is borderline diabetic or pre-diabetic like me, try this and see if it lowers your blood sugar. Let me know how it turns out.
Thanks to Ellie at New Creation Ministries for the information about fiber. See her post: For Heaven’s Sake, What’s So Important About Fiber?! at http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/?s=fiber
Breakfast: Jimmy Dean’s ham and cheese omelet.
Lunch: Schlotzsky’s Deli. I had a Roast beef sandwich and chips. Not the healthiest lunch, but it’s what I was craving.
Went to the gym today again. I’m really loving it there. I didn’t go Tuesday or Wednesday, so I tried to spend more time there today. Some treadmill, bicycle, weight machines. Spent about an hour and a half there. It’s a good place to go really for stress relief. I feel like I’m taking a break from the regular routine of work, go home, eat, watch tv. It’s like my own time I spend doing what I want to do.
My goal is to just eat healthy and go to the gym regularly. I’m not going overboard with it like I have in the past. Just trying my best to stay moderately healthy and exercise when I can.
- Eating lunch at a truck stop restaurant and imagine yourself on vacation. I went to work very refreshed.
- Listening to soothing instrumental music while at lunch.
- Sitting in the sun on a cool fall afternoon.
- Seeing a blog that brought me encouragement.
- A new car fragrance hanging from my mirror.
- Meeting my new neighbors while handing out Halloween candy.
What makes your heart sing?
What gives you a smile? Take note of all the things that happen during the day that make you smile, that make you breathe a refreshing sigh or think “that was wonderful”. These are the things that make life worth living.
What brings you refreshment? That big long sigh that says, “Now, I can sit down and ______________” (relax, read, drink some lemonade, etc. you fill in the blank). Savor those moments. Reflect upon them later in the day and know when life gets hard, those moments will come again eventually.
This is Terri Byars, encouraging you to Savor the moments.