Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Hello Everyone - I know I have been quiet lately. I am dealing with soooo many personal things right now, my head is swimming!!! To catch you all up to date... My husband took a new job after being  in the one he was in for 13 years. This has been a blessing and also a HUGE transition. Although his schedule is not that different, there are changes and it has made our family have to alter our schedule a bit. 

Also, I have a confession to make... something I have been struggling with for the past 6 months and can't seem to get a hold of it. Remember that 50 pounds I lost? Well, I have gained half of it back and can really tell a difference in my health! ACK! Lack of energy, the way I feel about myself - over all ICK!!! While I can not blame the weight loss plan I was doing, it is ALL my own doing... I failed to follow through with the transition period and began over eating again. The good news about weight loss - is that I can do it again! After praying over it for a few months now, I have decided to go on the new Weight Watchers plan! I need something that I can eat all foods - and learn more about portion control, eating healthy foods and doing things in moderation.... I have issues with that! I tend to be an all or nothing type person - so it is something I am working through. Since this is the way I am planning to eat, I will be sharing more recipes, tips, etc here as I learn them and return to a more healthful way of living!!! I will also be looking at my life style with a Biblical Perspective and sharing what the LORD will show me through that process as well.

Another change in my life...is one of the reasons I wanted to blog is because I wanted to share my faith, what the LORD is doing in my life, to be an encouragement and share what I love doing. I feel I have fallen away from all of that and the whole blogging process has become WORK and when I look at that it saddens me. If you look back at the past 3-4 years of blogging you can see the transition. I do not want the whole process of blogging to become about "me" but more about what the LORD is doing through me. I will continue to promote product, materials and stamping - but I want it to be more about the LOVE of what I am doing and the LOVE of why I am truly here in the first place. It is so easy to lose our focus and to just become overly busy - isn't it?

Yesterday, I was having a major pity party. In the midst of that pity party the Lord sent me to Oneplace.com and I saw this message. It was such an encouragement to me, although I must confess I didn't fully get over my pity party until I went to bed and woke up this morning and had a quiet time with the LORD. It is so easy to get wrapped in myself and what I am going through -and not focus on the LORD. 

I am reading through Proverbs with a friend of mine and read that this morning, but then went back to Habakkuk 3 from yesterdays message and read through that a few times - making it MY prayer rather than reading it as Habakkuk's prayer. At the end, the LORD gave me Habakkuk 3:17-19 here is what it says... such HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT!

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, 
he enables me to tread on the heights.

OK! I must scoot off for now - busy day of cleaning! I appreciate you stopping by! I will be sharing a card here in a few hours. Several are made, but I want to make this a separate post! I hope you have a blessed day!
Chrissy D


Jenny said...

Chris, call me, I am doing something that may interest you... it involves losing weight and paper... :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that you were having a rough time. But you are not alone, alot of us are going through it. The way things are is not helping us, but we are lucky to have the Lord. I don't know how others get through it without Him. Glad to hear that He is picking you up again. He is wonderful. I am looking forward to hearing more about what God has opened your eyes to. HUGS!

Dawnll said...

Chrissy this is such a wonderful post to share- we all have those changes and pity moments and it is all real.
So glad you are deciding to take care of yourself and let the lord guide you- that has been a very hard lesson for me to learn.
I appreciate you sharing
You can call me anytime sweetie- I am here for support
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chrissy, we al can only take so much and it has to come out one way or another. I am stll praying for you!! I have been eyeing that new Wegh Watchers Plan too, and just like you I have to have it all ;D. Thanks for sharing and know you are not alone!! Hugs and many blessings, Sabrina

Designing with Debbie said...

Chris I am praying for you and I hope that I can become as much of an encouragement to you as you have been to me. visit my blog I have something for you on there.

fitncrafty said...

Hang in there, you can do this! Never give up on yourself..
Thinking of you!

Judy Rozema said...

You can do it! I know what you are feeling with the weight - mine is 30 gone - and 30 back....... BLECH!
So I am encouraging you to stick with it and maybe I can too~!