Driving around – health journal day 11

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I
will help you. – Isaiah 41:13

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch
over you. – Psalm 32:8

I had a wonderful day today! After shopping online a little bit looking for houses to buy I wanted to take a drive up to Arlington and look at one of them.

It turned out it’s not a visually appealing place to live.

More homes need to be looked at.

I need to be packing and throwing stuff away, then when it’s time to move most of the work is done.

I hope you’re having a blessed day! Peace.

Health Journal – a big day today – day 10

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Here’s my health journal for today, day 10. My contract job is over and it’s a relief. Plans to buy a house and move further north. God gives us the desires of our hearts.

Health Journal – day 9

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. – Psalm 119:105

Here is the list for today of my health activities:

  1. Worked this morning. Communicated to my colleague I had to log out unless there was work for me to do.
  2. Did simple job searches to not stress over finding a job. The Lord will provide, and has a plan for my life/work.
  3. Sunlight lamp on my desk to get me going in the morning.
  4. Using lumbar spine pillow.
  5. Used ultrasonic tooth pick.
  6. Completed my daily fast.
  7. Ate a keto meal.
  8. Sought possible housing options to inform my move in the coming months.
  9. Took a nap during lunch time using Alexa’s sleep sounds.
  10. Began a job-training course on LinkedIn that I plan to finish today about employee relations.
  11. Will follow a YouTube to walk approximately 30 minutes unless I go outside and walk instead.
  12. Prayed and thanked the Lord Jesus Christ today.
  13. Have notified my staffing agency of my need to have the contract end.

My daily health journal – day 8

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God w ill be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Here’s an audio recording for today’s journal entry:

by Suzanne

Health Journal Sat Jan 21-Day 6

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21

How did I take care of my health today? Here are some things I did today for my health and wellness:

  1. Bought nutritious food and ate a nutritious keto meal, later had a keto snack.
  2. Drank high-quality green tea.
  3. Walked approximately 2 miles at an easy pace just to get some exercise.
  4. Massaged neck with automatic neck and shoulder massager with heat.
  5. Listened to Christian music.
  6. Slept in this morning.
  7. will do some gentle stretches before bed.
  8. Will listen to sleep meditation using my “Balance” app.

The Lord guides journal day 5

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will
strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters
never fail.

Isaiah 58:11

This evening I took a nap after work but felt I needed to sleep a bit longer. Sleep has always been a problem I’ve had, wanting to stay up late and having problems getting up in the morning.

All through school I was this way. My father had been a night owl, my mother an early bird. I inherited my dad’s genes, I guess.

I downloaded an app called “Balance” that helps with sleep. It’s free for the first year and has many guided meditations for sleep and meditations that you can use throughout the day.

After work I tried the Sleep Sounds meditation called “Forest” that caused me to fall asleep peacefully and sleep soundly for about two hours. This nap, of course, will probably cause me to not want to sleep again until about 2:00 am. I need more sleep during the night though, starting at about 11:00 pm which puts a crimp in my style, because I get my second wind later in the day and am wide awake around midnight.

I use another app which I paid for called “mindroid” that measures sleep and gives graphs and charts of your sleep, sleep deprivation and other measurements. I can see how much sleep I’ve had each night (5 hours 29 mins) and also how much sleep you got during your naps. I check this daily to see how much sleep I’ve gotten and whether a nap is necessary during the day.

Sleep is very important. Without summarizing a research study about sleep I know we are creatures of habit and God’s got a way to create better ways of doing things, like getting me out of my habits of taking a nap every day so I can sleep at night – at least that’s what I pray today.

Naps may be healthy but not to be used to sleep for hours and then keep a cycle going of sleeping after work then staying up half the night. There has to be a better way to live.

God bless and I hope and pray you have a better evening than me and can get to bed on time!

Day 4 – Grace To You

I was reading Pastor John MacArthur’s site tonight about how his church he pastors, called Grace To You, in southern California got started.

According to his “About” page, in his early days as a pastor, he pastored at a small church in the general Los Angeles area, and decided that he would tape record his lessons so that the members who were too ill to attend services could listen to them.

Volunteers helped him tape record his lessons in those early days. A handful of hears later, some of his tape recordings were played on air, and this is how “Grace to You” radio began.

Grace to You became a nonprofit, and in the early 1980s they bought a building and were able to hire staff.

Many of you know who Pastor John MacArthur is and faithfully watch his sermons online – like I do – and are very grateful for his online teachings.

I can’t go to church in person. I’ve already church-shopped and hopped here and there to many churches in my general area, none of which I want to become a member of.

I can understand how people want Christians to attend church in person but my feeling is that spending time in a watered-down, public-pursuing corporate environment that seeks to sell their CD’s, books and beginning inspirational “bible classes” that are like social clubs and community centers are not worth the time.

I’m not going to change their teachings or pastors so I can’t make the change I want to see there. I have tried such as sitting through their classes, sermons and group studies over many months and they don’t change. They’re not students of the bible. I don’t want to go.

So pastors like John MacArthur, who is a true long-time bible scholar and gives us the truth of God’s Word is invaluable to people like me who really want to follow Christ, and want a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus. He’s my guide through the bible and I want to keep learning about Christ through John MacArthur’s teachings.

So time spent today has been about wondering, from an earlier dream, how long it would take if I built something to serve Christ Jesus as John MacArthur has, but I’m not a pastor nor am I financially secure enough to do something like that instead of working my full-time job I have right now that I’m seeking to convert from a contract and temporary role to becoming a permanent employee in Human Resources.

The amount of study it would take to create a space to grow an audience of Christians who would bond together through Christ would be a full-time job and not pay much. (That’s a joke – it would be unpaid). I cannot write books with the time it takes to write them and I’m studying for a certification in the Human Resources space which might take up to a full year of study along with working full-time. This is a reason I’ve found it so hard to come here every day to journal.

I will try short snippets of audio’s but I can’t promise I can continue daily content over the long haul; after all I’m looking to move soon.

All these things together and being a member of my neighborhood association writing their newsletter and taking the minutes of their meetings, as well as keep up with a group I started in my area on NextDoor and having memberships in other groups like Facebooks keto, intermittent fasting and even Christ-centered groups keeps me too busy. My priorities have to change in order to do something with this blog.