Monday, May 31, 2010

Fun Ways to Loose Weight

I want to tell ya about an exercise that will burn lots of calories and you will have an awesome time doing it. It is called Laughing. I am reading this book called, "All is Forgiven, Move on" by Janice Taylor. Janice says that you can burn more calories laughing then several minutes on a rowing machine or an exercise bike. She also recommends this website that sells Cd's of people laughing and the money goes to a teen organization. This organization helps build teen self esteem and stop bulling. Here is the website Gifted Lovable You). So sit down with your family and laugh until you feel like you are going to split. It will be the funniest and most rewarding exercise you can do for yourself. Love all of you and have a great day, from Tanya

Saturday, May 29, 2010


I have to share with ya what God has revealed to me besides my worship of food. One day I was in our bedroom looking into one of those mirrors that is full length. I was looking at my body and I was really getting upset about how bad it looked. At that moment I realized that it is not my body that is the problem, it was my mind. See, my body is like the battle zone from what my mind decides to do. Yes, my body also craves things, but it started with my mind. If my mind, heart and soul are not targeted on God, my body is going to take the brunt of it. I realized that my whole body has to be targeted on my God. He is the only one who will get me through this. He has the strength and the power. And in turn He will give me the strength and the power. I will be given the same power that God gave Jesus to rise, (Mark 16). I just have to tap into that and focus on God. So this battle field needs to be given to God and let Him do the rest. Yes, for some reason this time it is so easy and I know it is because of God. In fact I am not even afraid of my fall back from loosing so much weight and not being able to finish it. I am going to be one hundred and sixty four pounds. I hope to break three hundred next week and I will make two hundred and eighty pounds by my next doctors visit. And when I look at my body, I look at it differently, it is all about my mind and where it is. Right now it is focused on God and that is where it is going to stay. God bless ya and have a great Memorial weekend. Love Tanya

Friday, May 28, 2010

High Places

I have not talked about the bible lately or what God has shown me. So today I would like to talk about High Places and how they can get in the way of my walk with God. In the bible High Places are areas that caused the kings and people to worship the wrong "gods". If you look at 1 and 2 Kings or Isaiah, it goes into great detail on how these high places became stumbling block for the kings and hurt the kingdom.
I have to be honest here, my high places or stumbling blocks have always been food and money. I can not even tell you how far I have crashed with food. I am a border line diabetic, I lost my appendix last September, I have had womanly problems because of my food issues. It has become such a god to me, I almost died twice, because I would not give it up. But lately, I have really been set free from this small god. I have not really wanted to overeat or put it before anything. My blood sugars have just fallen down to normal ranges and I have dropped 21 pounds. And if I drop 21 more pounds, I may be able to get off all of my diabetic drugs. Which I am so tired of taking. But this is not the point, the point is, I let this small not so important High Place run my life. I wonder is it this important? Yes, food is important because it is the nourishment that we need daily. But when it is used like a drug, there is a problem. But I have to tell you, I totally believe that God has delivered this area of my life and made me realize that food is just nourishment. It is not to be used as a drug. I have really been praying to have God help me with my unbelief and He did. I see it now as just God, not food. I challenge you to check out the old testament and look up all of these high places and what it did to the Israelites. It is a real eye opener. Talk to ya all later, love Tanya

Monday, May 24, 2010

On to the next step.

So yesterday, my niece Brooke Rose Seering graduated from Red Oak High School. Here she is pictured with our cousin John Mertz. I stood back and I took in the events that unfolded the whole weekend. John's party on Friday, Brooke's party on Saturday and then graduation. It was so overwhelming for me and I wondered how overwhelming it was for them. It is hard sometimes for me to grasp twenty years ago at my own graduation. But there it is two new people entering into the world of work and life. I wonder what they will do? Who will they marry and how many children they will have. It is going to be great to sit back and watch their adventures.

I have to tell you, besides being overwhelmed by the graduation itself. I was also overwhelmed by all of Brooke and Luke's friends that did graduate this year. There was Chris Lombard, Skylar Barker, Holly Beemer, Sam Hansen, Heather Adams, Larry Pearce, Juan Ramos, Bradley Telschow, and many more that Brooke and Luke grew up with. I feel so old and yet all of these kids are starting out with their lives.

Next year our son Luke will be graduating. Oh my, I am not sure I am ready. I was barley ready for this one. But I have to remember time marches on and I just need to trust in the Lord. He is going to carry these kids.

Dear Lord,
I come to you today in petition for these kids that graduated into life yesterday. I pray that as they go, that you would be the prominent one in their lives. That you would show them direction, guidance and love. Lord, I know that you love them and all they need to do is reach out to you. I love you Lord and I love these kids. They are always in my prayers. Amen.

God bless all of you and have a great day and week. Love Tanya
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

My mind

I have been doing this bible study called Breaking Free. I did it some time ago with some awesome gals. But I was asked again to do another try with it. So any ways, I have been slowly going through this workbook and I have to admit, it is really challenging me. I did a lesson today on High Places. If you look up High Places in the bible, they will refer to the places that everyone one went to worship. And the worship became idolistic. But most of all, the fact that they would not destroy or get these High Places out of their minds. It was like a drug that they could not get rid of or destroy.

So, I have been thinking about this? What exactly in my life has caused me such High Places and I can not get rid of it. Well, right off the bat, I can tell you two, money and food. And then as I confessed this so many others came to my attention. I have been idling people and past events, friendships and so much more. It became overwhelming that I had to walk away from the study and pray. I have realized that I am an obsessed person and I have let so many idols take up my life. And I only want one High Place and that is God.

So pray for me, this is where the rubber meets the road and I could walk away or stand firm and rely on my God. He is actually the only one who can get me through all of this. I can not walk away now, I need Him and only Him. So pray and I will pray for you. Because every day life can be so hard, yet in the end, the one set of foot prints in the sand are His. And that is because I relied only on Him to do it with me. Everyone else is support and love, but only God is a life preserver. Amen

Monday, May 3, 2010

The day with the Family

Well, yesterday Jeff and the kids and I went to Jeff's parents house. We had church and then celebrated Teresa and my birthday and Mother's day. We had a blast and it was so fun. Jeff got me one of those picture frames that can store pictures, music and videos on. I can not wait to get a card for it. It has been a real busy time here, with our niece graduating and all the celebrations and birthdays going on. It always seems like Spring and Fall are our busiest times. But I am so glad that it is so. We really love to be together and it is great to celebrate anything.

So, I turned 40 this year and I have to tell ya, everything seems so different. I look at things really different then I did in the past or even last year. I realized that my mind has been my deadliest enemy. I have let so much intrude in my thinking, you know sticking thinking. For the first time in my life I am letting so much go and I am letting God have it. I have realized that I was created by God and everything else is garbage. Relationships, family, life is to be adorned by God and anything that comes my way is either for God or against God. But my focus needs to be on God. It has been an awesome journey and I am so excited to see what He has for me everyday. God bless all of you and I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's day or that some mother in your life is adorned by your love for them. Love all of you from Tanya