Here it is, Saturday, June 28, 2006 and I need to update, review, and summarize. Sounds like a class assignment that I would give for a reading section. What to cover?
Faith wise, I am trying to figure out how to entice uninvolved pew sitters into small groups and calling to some men to come alongside to create a men’s ministry team. The first rule is that you can’t make anyone do anything. My answer to this is to pray. The second rule is the 80/20 rule. Isn’t it obvious to people that when you become a christian that you are to get involved both in ministering to others and in growing in your faith. Okay, thats enough gripping on that issue. The point is that I’d ask you, reader, to stop now and pray with me that I can effectively serve Him in the areas of small groups and men’s ministry.
Health wise, I am seriously trying to get the weight off, the health better, and learn about nutrition and exercise. I really hate that Emeril is right, “Fat is flavor.” Apparently so are carbohydrates! The good news is that in the last month I’ve dropped 15, count ’em, 15 pounds. I am officially 312lbs. But the awesome thing is that I tried on some size 46 shorts at Wally’s and they fit. To skinny healthy people they may be grossed out by the thought of size 46, but to me and many others who have lived in 50’s for a long time, 46 is awesome!!! ToTaLlY FrEaKiNg AwEsOmE!! Along with this I’ve been riding my bike alot. Yesterday the wife, kids, and I rode the Bizz Johnson Trail from Devil’s Corrall to Hobo Camp. A 6 mile ride, down hill at 3% grade which is easier than flat, but ya still need to pedal to get anywhere. With breaks for kids and water, it took us about 45 min. But this isn’t my only exercise, I’ve been brisk walking, H.I.I.T.-ing with jump rope or sprints, and lifting weights. Starting Monday, I’m going to be weighing in and measuring and posting it. Yep, nothing like public ridicule to get one motivated!!
Family wise, they are awesome! Ben is a psycopathic Jedi freak. Becca is potty trained (YEAH!). Stacy is incredible as always. I love Ben and his sense of adventure and his love of worshipping. I love Becca and her princess posturing, as well as her affectionate hugs and kisses. I love Stacy because she is a wonderful conversationalist and an excellent encourager along my journey.
Does this by anymeans summarize life since my last post, no. But it is the important stuff. And as always,
May You Be Covered In The Dust Of Your Rabbi