I was offended... faith based UNDERTONES? Seriously, my faith is ALL OVER THE PLACE. I mean, I keep my faith statement pretty high up on my blog. Undertones is putting it mildly. I am not ashamed of what I believe. I am proud and humble at the same time to give God all of the credit in my weight-loss journey. God's strength and grace get me through each day.
I listen to Christian radio about 80% of the time. A new favorite song of mine is: "This is the Stuff" by Francesca Battistell. Check it out:
Even Kiera loves the catchy beat. The lyrics are awesome and I feel like she is singing about my daily life. My favorite line is: "In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I'm blessed."
Isn't it the truth? We get caught up in our mess... but we are SO blessed. Today we had a "professional day" and the kids had off of school. Yes, my routine was totally ambushed. Yes, the kids have been snacking all day long. Yes, I bribed them with lunch out (if they behaved while I went into the office) and they chose Burger King. But I have been spending the whole day with them and really, I LOVE IT (okay, I do not love the whining!). We have played 3 board games, Twister, hide-n-seek (I'm a master!), chased Dolce around, played "school" (I got to be the student who misbehaves), and now they are building a Lego house together with bedrooms and even a toilet. We are having a blast! And YES - they will go back to school tomorrow and I can have my routine back.
I "bribed" some of you to follow my blog in order to gain entry into my giveaways, but I do hope you stick around. Read what I write, offer suggestions and advice to me, and most of all be YOURSELF!
While I may be a Christian, I do strive not to be judgmental (okay, the chick that runs around the 'hood with long brown hair and does not tie it back, what are you thinking? Doesn't it bother you? Do you enjoy eating your hair? Okay, I am not perfect. I do cast judgment... just trying to be accountable here!). I was recently called out by a reader for running the Half Marathon sick... but that is OKAY! I appreciated her honestly (and NO - I do NOT recommend running a race sick). I enjoy different people and try to live my life the way Christ commanded us; to love everyone!
So here is the thing, my favorite rap group (the 20% that is not Christian is rap) ends a song with a great line: "There is one true judge and that's GOD, so chill and let my Father do His job!"
Go forth today knowing you are blessed and letting God be our judge. I may not have a blog worthy to be featured in a big way (I mean... huge way), but I am PERFECTLY happy having a blog where I can be myself and where I can invite you to be yourself too!
How have you been blessed today?