New Beginnings

If someone were to ask me what my favorite day is I would normally answer “Saturday”. I do love Saturday. Somewhere in my archives I mentioned I love Saturday so much I would marry it if it would have me and I weren’t already married. But right now I think Monday is my favorite day. A fresh start to the week. A chance to do better than last week.

If you’re depraved enough you could probably go through my blog and figure out how many times I’ve started Weight Watchers in the last two years. If you’re my friend, please don’t waste your time. Just trust me when I say it’s a bunch. But I’m starting again today.

Last Thursday I wrote this post and I’m pleased to report that I’ve been more disciplined in my study and time with God. I’m already reaping the benefits. Look at the verse that jumped off the page of my Bible and fairly smacked me upside my head.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3

It’s nothing new or revolutionary. In fact it’s something that I know as sure as I know my name. But for some reason it was a total “Ah Ha” moment when I read it this morning. I wrote it on a note card so I can refer to it at any given second. Like when I want to eat M&Ms instead of something with fewer points. Or when I want to read instead of cleaning the kitchen. Or when I want to watch TV instead of taking the dog for a walk. Or when I want to surf the net instead of writing.

I have the feeling I’m going to be referring to this note card several times an hour.


  1. Queen Catherella on August 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for this post! I really like the Scripture you referenced and I’m gonna use it too!! I too am “attempting” weight watchers and could use some heavenly discipline for sure!I’ve noticed the more I am consistent in one area of my life, the more consistency I find in ALL areas of my life!Good luck in your endeavors … sounds like you’re on your way to great success! (o:

  2. Jenster on August 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve noticed the more I am consistent in one area of my life, the more consistency I find in ALL areas of my life!Boy, isn’t that the truth!!??Good luck to you, too!

  3. Suzanne on August 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been thinking about joining weight watchers for the umpteenth time myself and may just go ahead and do so this week.God bless you as you re-commit to your weigh loss journey.p.s. Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

  4. jen on August 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    WW truly is the very best way to get to a healthy weight – and when you add in a commitment to the Lord, you have a winning combination. Good Luck and God Bless you Jen!

  5. Sing4joy on August 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    At least you keep trying!! Way to go!

  6. Cheryl Wray on August 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    That’s one of my very favorite verses!!!

  7. His Girl on August 12, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I’ve been really working on this myself lately, and though the beginning stages were really slow and unrewarding, I’m starting to really see some results finally! Keep it up, girl! YOu can DO IT!

  8. Becky on August 12, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    You go, Jenster! I know that you will do it. Committing it to the Lord is where the rubber hits the road.I used to have that verse taped to my bathroom mirror at our old house. I suppose it’s time to put it up once again, because I too have some (lots of) extra pounds I need to shed.

  9. Monnik on August 12, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    This is such an inspirational post. Because we all have things we want to stick with to better ourselves.I might just make my own note card with that verse on it.Thanks!!

  10. Lori on August 14, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    OK – I will restart on this journey for the millionth time with you.

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