Thursday, October 8, 2009


Changing my life is a challenge...but I know it is going to be well worth it. One thing I do know is for the last year I have been so focused on what I be in a relationship and in love. But I have not focused on the One who is Love and is the One who writes my Love story. I have been trying to write it myself and its not working even though I'm with an amazing Man I have been so unhappy. This journey is not only about losing weight, but about finding my way BACK to my Father who Loves me more than anything in the world!! I know in the Word it says He never stops loving us and my heart knows that, but my head says No way. I DO LOVE YOU LORD. Help me find my way home and back into Your arms!!!!

Making Good Choices,


  1. Sister,
    I loved this post. You are really just pouring out your heart. This world we are in has so many things to distract our focus away from God and we can get so caught up in it that we don't even realize His absence from our choices. Keep moving forward, one step at a time and let Him transform your heart. He wants you as bad as you need Him.
    I love you and am SOOOOOOO proud of you.

  2. Hi, Michelle, I found you from your sister's blog. Man do you two look like sisters!

    I'm so glad to meet you.... I have been on a journey of finding the heart of the Father... I grew up living a very religious life... it left me empty and wanting more... For me, I turned to men, hoping that somewhere I might find love. I was looking for it in all the wrong places. Then God came for me... and began to tell me of HIs deep, intimate love... I've not been the same since.

    I wanted to tell you that I understand your words... your heart is longing to be loved. He WILL come for you!

    It's great to meet you. I'd love for you to stop by and visit my blog. I love meeting new people!


  3. Hi Michelle,
    Found you through your beautiful sis...and I understand the sentiment here...I was so glad that I fell in love with Jesus first before I met my hubby, for only His love could satisfy completely and I did not have to look to my hubby to fill that vacuum that was God-shaped. Check out this song here:
    Have a great day!
    Blessings from Sita in Toronto

  4. How wonderful! I'm so glad you are making your way back. Keep it up girlfriend! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. You can do this - both with making a healthy lifestyle and finding your way to Him. Keep up the good work. :) God bless, Carol

  5. Awesome,'s all starts with the acknowledgment of needing Him, realizing how much we do need Him. Doing this life on our own, is so hard and doesn't reap any worthwhile rewards. I love what Lelia said: "He wants you as bad as you need Him." That is a great word that...something I need to ponder myself in my own heart. It can be so hard to think He really wants us that bad when we think so little and so low of ourselves. Why would He love me? It's so easy to think that. He loves you so much. Keep seeking Him with all your heart and you will find Him. Jer. 29:13.
    Sweet blessings,

  6. I enjoyed reading your words. This life is full of distractions and satan is so good at using them, keep your focus on Christ and he will give you the desires of your heart - the ones He has for you. I look forward to hearing more about your journey as that's what this walk of faith is all about - keep walking thru the valleys and up the hills, He is there to help and I'm praying for you, Jill

  7. Hi Michelle,

    This is my first visit to your blog - nice to meet you!

    I LOVE your blog name. We really do need to stick with Jesus through thick and thin, don't we?

    It sounds like God is really speaking to your heart, giving you wisdom, and ordering your steps. Thank you for your honesty--I appreciate it and believe that as you continue to follow Him, He will meet your every need.

  8. Hi Michelle,
    Your sister, who was my first blogging friend told me about your blog and I'm glad she did.

    I love to read things that are honest and right from the heart. You just keep opening you heart to God and He will keep pouring Himself in to you.

    His the Lover of your life.

    In His Grace,

  9. Hi, Michelle! I'm coming over from Lelia's too. Your sis is a special lady, and I can tell that you are too. I hope we can encourage you in this journey back to His heart. My bloggy friends have been a great encouragement to me through many different struggles.

    Sending hugs,


  10. Hi Michelle,

    I am a friend of Leila's. I LOVE how real you are...sharing from your heart. So many women will identify with you. God will BLESS your obedience. My prayer for you is that you will BELIEVE God at His Word when He says

    "When you seek me with all your heart, Michelle, you will find me. I will be found by you!" Jeremiah 29.

    Your Father in heaven promises in His Word to reward those who earnestly seek Him!!! I see that in your heart, so I cannot wait to see, sweet friend, what God is going to do in your life. I claim His Promise for you that He will do abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine through His Power that is at work in you through His Holy Spirit!!

    Praying this for you now,


  11. Michelle,
    I'm here from Lelia's as well. I too am finding my way back to the Father. I had been wandering for far too long. My life was not turning out the way I expected ... instead of turning to Him I just kind of got lost. God is so faithful, He will allow us to wander but He always calls us home!! This bloggy world is a good place to be, you'll find all kinds of sweet sisters and encouragement!

    You sure do look like Lelia (me and my sister look nothing alike!) You are both beautiful! I look forward to getting to know you better!
    In Him,

  12. Hey!

    Great to meet you. We sound like we have a lot in common. I'm 40 and single and it feels like everything is a struggle. I started blogging a couple years ago. The best part is getting to know people. I am excited to meet you! It seems like everyone out there is married with kids.

    I blog about hope. I'm not quite as consistent as I was. I need to be more consistent again. Time just gets away from me.

    I've started really focusing on the weight thing too. I've lost 15lbs but I want to lose another 30 to be in the middle of my "ideal weight" according to my height and all. We'll see.

    I actually started taking a health class through work. It focuses on nutrition and exercise. It was good. They stressed that healthy losing is 1-2 lbs a week. and that just 1lb a week would mean -52. I like that thought! It took the pressure off to lose really fast.

    We'll see if I can keep it up. Any who, I'm glad to meet you!


  13. Hi Michelle,
    Coming over to say via your sister's blog...I can so relate to the weight/body image struggles, as so many of us can. I am 51 now, and while I used to not have a weight problem, I find that there's 15-20 extra pounds I cannot get rid of...but then, I haven't really been denying myself of the stuff that's put on the's a constant choice that has to be made. I decided tonight that I just have to start...I went to get my husband a cheeseburger and fries at the local fast food place...I wanted clam strips and a hot fudge sundae so bad! But more than that, I want to be healthy, and feel good about how I look, not in a vain way, but in a way pleasing to the Lord. I know my body is a temple where He lives, and I should be treating it better. Thanks for your honesty, let's all help each other be the best we can and put Jesus first over the god of junk/fast/bad food!!

  14. Hi Michelle-- I'm Lea.
    We too; share a common "friend;" ... your sissy!
    I'm really happy to meet you.
    Just wanted you to know that you're not alone, and I related in many ways from things in my past as well.* I look forward to gettin to know you better, and I'll be here to pray for ya on your journey.

    Nice to meet you!

  15. Hi Michelle,
    I guess making proper choices is one of the hardest things we do - the wrong choices are so doggone easy! Too often it's three steps forward, two steps back but hey, we've still gained one step. :) (I used to be a math teacher; I know these things.) I'm way, way older than you and here's the best thing I've every learned in life: God always wins. And He wants the best for you - he said so in Jeremiah 29:11. So take heart, you've already won the prize. blessings, marlene

  16. Hi Michelle, I came to you via your precious sister Lelia. I was moved in your post above and I am praying for you as you find your way deeper in the arms of our Abba Father.

    I look forward to visiting with you again soon.

    Lovingly in Christ,