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Monday, October 9, 2017

A New Era---Apparently

I have steadfastly refused to get onto Facebook for years.  Said I didn't need one more thing to be addicted to...and I didn't need to be all that connected.  Well, somehow, I weakened.  I can't remember what pushed me over the edge, but in July, I set up a page--and got hooked.

It was so cool!  I caught up with friends I hadn't talked to in years and found out about things goin on in my own little town and was able to chat with friends who I see regularly, but have little "chat" time with these days. 

Trouble is, I'm just not able to maintain in Facebook and Blogger at the same time.  I'm an old person and I apparently have cyber limits.  :}  So, to the handful of people who still check in here,t his is my last post.  You can find me on Facebook under my real name: Debra Crompton Staffen.  Friend me.  :D  (If you have a different name on FB than you do on Blogger, please tell me who you are when you make that friend request.)

I pray that Jesus becomes more real to you every day & that God's grace fills your life with joy.

And that is definitely & finally the weigh it goes,


Saturday, August 19, 2017

I Must Remeber This: God's Not Done with Me Yet!

The Apostle Paul said,

For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it
until the day of Christ Jesus.
Phil 1:6, NASB
And that's the weigh it goes,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Comforted to Death

I was having cravings, so I was on Facebook trying to distract myself and silence the rationalizations running thru my brain.  As I scrolled down my feed, I came upon the video below and I paused to listen to the man in the photo sing.  I heard a gentle, beautiful voice  singing a rendition of one of my favorite songs, Over the Rainbow.  He was able to convey emotion in a quiet, soulful way that made me want to hear more. 

Except that he died in 1997--weighing 750 pounds.  My cravings left me as I realized that the comfort food came with too high of a cos.  I'm really posting this so that every time I want to eat what I ought not, I can come bac here to listen, and be warned.

And that is the weigh it goes,

Monday, August 14, 2017

No Longer

I dug this song out to post on a friend's blog so, of course, I feel compelled to post it on my own.  I know you guys don't pause and listen to music often, but although this song has an odd sound to it, it has the kind of message that encourages one to stand tall and march on with expectations of victory.  The scenery  reminds me of the many hikes Bill and I have taken both here at home and in the Smokies before the circulation in his leg went bad and before he fell and hurt his back.  Before...

You know what?  Take a warning from me:  You won't be young and healthy forever.  Don't waste the health you have on sweets and junk food.  If you do, one day this video will have the power to  both nourish your soul...and make you weep, too.

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Weight Loss Strategy from Peter

I was reading this passage yesterday and, all of a sudden, it occurred to me that this passage spelled out the exact steps needed to follow a weight loss plan.  Here's 2 Peter 1:5-7:

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness [some translations have virtue here]; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

Faith that trusts God to empower us & bring a good result
Virtue to want what is right  & good
Knowledge to know what plan to develop
Self-control to actually stick to that plan
Perseverance to keep at it
Godliness  which is a reverential attitude towards God that makes us want to do what pleases Him.
And to all of that, I say:  Lord, let  your Word take root in me!
And that's the weigh it goes,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Jesus has the power to make all things new,
to heal broken hearts, and to set the captive free.