Blogtober 11th: What Now?

So, exercise, means more control when addressing blood glucose levels. The weather has cooled off a lot, and walking in the cool air feels very refreshing. As for meals, at home I continue with the beans & salsa and the fruit/kale smoothies and then when eating out, Chic-fil-A has become our best friend. I order a Market Salad base with no chicken, a Superfood Side and Unsweet Tea. I use Chic-fil-a sauce for the dressing. We went out of town to visit family recently and went out to dinner to Jameson’s Char House. I skipped the steak, but while ordering my salad, I almost asked for Chic-fil-A sauce! I had oil and vinegar instead. I’ve had no problem at all avoiding meat, but while out of town, I had pasta one night and veggie pizza another. These were not good choices for me and I had to walk a lot. As this month progresses, I realize I will need to make some modifications for November. I will have to completely avoid grains for awhile.

“The end of ministry, the purpose of ministry is to transform people into ministers.” – J. Calico

‘And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:’

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬


No Reserves


At a recent graduation ceremony for homeschool graduates, one of the speakers made reference to William Borden and the famous quote attributed to him "No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets".  We talked about giving every day, every moment our all for Christ.  The apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 3:22-24,

"Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."

Today, we do the same again, during our devotions:

  • READ all of Ephesians
  • WRITE 7-10 verses in our journal
  • MEMORY verse practice
  • And read about William Borden, thinking on this: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Ephesians 2:10



Today and yesterday, Ryan and I were talking about time, wasting time, squeezing the most out of each day and  remembering who we are and why we are here.  He mentioned that he had gotten away from memorizing any scripture, so this week we are working on Ephesians 2:10 together:

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

This verse is now posted in Mark’s office on the bulletin board for everyone to encourage one another, and memorize it.  We go back to first things…the things we did at the start of our faith in Christ.

Today’s devotional:

* Pray

* Read through Ephesians

* Write out 7-10 verses in your journal

* Work on memory verse


This month’s bible study for us will be the book of Ephesians.  Monday through Friday we will write out a portion of the book of Ephesians until we have the whole book written out in our journal.  We did this with Galatians and Phillipians last year, and I recently ran across a note from my middle school son about how glad he was that I MADE him do that.  Phillipians was a special blessing for me.  I hadn’t realized how much of it I had already hidden in my heart, as I am not good at remembering chapter and verse.

So, today’s devotional assignment is:

* Pray

* Read through the book of Ephesians

* Write out 7-10 verses in your journal