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St Patrick

03/18/2011
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My pastor lady sent this interesting e-mail out yesterday:

 Today, people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  It is an
> invitation for people of all faiths and nationalities to raise their
> glasses together.  Yet few people know much about St. Patrick himself.
>
> During his youth, the British Isles were overrun by Germanic tribes and at
> age 16 he was captured and sold into slavery.  One night, while praying,
> he received guidance on how to escape and find his way to a boat 200 miles
> away.  Following this inner voice, he found the ship which sailed to what
> is now France.  There he made his way through a dangerous forest, escaping
> capture and finding food along the way.
>
> When Patrick returned to Ireland, he inspired many with his preaching and
> was credited with many miracles.  One legend says that Ireland was once
> overrun with snakes.  Patrick is credited with driving the snakes away
> through the sheer power of his faith in God.
>
> We all experience being slaves of one kind or another.  We may be enslaved
> by fear or a sense of lack, limitation or oppression.  We may be enslaved
> by habits or addictions.  We are often captured by the small thinking and
> illusions of the world.  Yet, we all yearn for freedom.  Like St. Patrick,
> we may receive guidance on how to find our way.  If we trust our guidance
> and act on it, our faith proves itself and becomes stronger and stronger
> until it has the power to keep us from being lost in negative thoughts or
> destructive habits. 
>
> So today, as you “put on the green”, remember St. Patrick, an inspiration
> to us all.  We too can be free through the power of our faith.

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Life in 4th gear

03/11/2011
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I had to shift down from 5th gear. Shifting down includes beer. Ha! I also bought some Serenity herb capsules at Earthfare. The girl in there was very helpful picking out these bad boys. She said lots of people that come in there like them. On the expensive little box, it reads: supports a healthy response to stress. I’m digging it. I haven’t tried them yet but somehow feel like it will probably result to this in the near future. Hopefully, they won’t make me tired which is a side effect of a lot of stress reducing stuff.

I have less than 2 weeks until I will be in Germany though! Sign me up for vacations anytime!!!

Good news – I finished the business plan template. Now, I just have to find the time to type it up. I feel like I am in school again. Gotta finish this paper and find some cool folder to put it in. I was hoping that college degree would benefit me one day. It looks like that day may have finally come! Ha! Just kidding I have used it before to work as a substitute teacher and to work at Measurements, Inc. where we scored students’ essay tests.


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Also long time no post

03/07/2011
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I stole this blog title from a friend! Appartently March is turning out to be insane… I feel busy as a cat on a hot tin roof. LOL! I just googled a metaphor for busy and that is the best the world wide web could give me. Tragic! I should have asked my blogger friend since he is good at coming up with awesome ones to help a sista out!

I have been so busy that I have experienced some chest pains. I started working out more to relieve the stress to no avail. Therefore I am getting a little concerned. It’s time to slow things down a little. The main stressor is the only thing I cannot slow down which my j-o-b. Dang it!


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Time to reassess

03/01/2011
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2 months into the New Year and here are where my resolutions stand:

1. I have to create a business plan for the banks… these bad boys are time consuming. It will help me in the future though!

2. I have heard some great new messages at church to share with people! I am waiting for the videos to be posted on their website so I can send them out. One is on Life is Hard and the other one is on Cravings. If you are interested in hearing more, then please leave me a comment on here.

3. I have started sleeping on my stomach a little. When I sleep this way I fall asleep faster. I need not to fall back into bad habits though. It is not good for my back or my neck.

4. Still giving money to the cure for cancer monthly!

5. Bought a 2nd set of wrist/ankle weights and still have not incorporated them into my work outs.

Grr….


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