Stepping Out in Faith

Sometimes you just have to have faith that God will help you when he gives you a nudge to do his will.

Dealing With the Bumps in the Road September 10, 2013


It’s been over a year since I was diagnosed with diabetes. It’s been a roller coaster ride, but it’s getting better. At first, the doctor thought I had type 2 diabetes, but it wasn’t getting much better after several months. After many blood tests and lots of finger sticks, it was finally decided that I have type 1. My endocrinologist told me I’d be going on an insulin pump. She really didn’t give me a choice. This was all so new to me and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go down this road or not, but it was pretty much out of my hands.

I could have been angry that I was losing control of my body and pleaded with God to heal me, but that’s not what I felt I was supposed to do. Almost from the beginning, I’ve felt like I was dealing with this now so that I could help others in the future. I have become more aware of the foods I eat and how my body reacts to them. All of this new knowledge has been helpful in the classroom as I teach nutrition and exercise to my students, as well as helping them learn about diabetes. My family eats much healthier than before, too.

Recently, the mother of a friend asked me about how I dealt with my diabetes. She was interested more in how I dealt with it mentally and emotionally because her husband has diabetes and has had a change in his medication as of late. I encouraged her that life can be pretty normal as long as you take it seriously and make the changes needed. I guess mainly I just reassured her that it wasn’t the end of the world and that it doesn’t have to totally control your life. Sure, you do have to adjust to regularly checking your blood glucose with finger pricks and taking your meds in a timely manner, but it can be done. I do all the things now that I did before I was diagnosed.

If you are experiencing extreme thirst, excessive need to urinate, bruises or sores that don’t heal as quickly as normal (especially of the legs and feet), exhaustion, and a drastic change in your vision, don’t wait. Go to your doctor as soon as possible! There is help available and you can do this. I never thought I could manage without sugar! My favorite drink was Mountain Dew, but it didn’t taste sweet any more at all. Chocolate didn’t either. I guess with all that sugar building up in my bloodstream, it was affecting my taste buds. I’ve decided that I must educate others when I can. God had a plan and with his strength, I can do this! Another reason I’m “stepping out in faith”!

 

It won’t last September 8, 2013

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I really enjoyed this post! It’s one that made me think about the people in my life and how their relationships have changed over the years. Well done!

 

Life Gets Crazy! April 29, 2013

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Life has been so busy this year! With several items requiring my attention over, I can concentrate on helping my daughter prepare for her wedding. I’m so excited for her and her fiancĂ©. They are about to enter a new chapter in their lives! As they hunt for an apartment and plan the wedding and honeymoon, it brings back memories from that time in my life. Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life and I know it will be a very special day to them as well!

I also know that wedding planning is a very stressful time. So I know it will be important for them to handle things in a timely manner so it’s not hanging over their head. And they need to take time to themselves as well. I am so glad that God will be central in their relationship. As long as He is first, I have faith that their marriage will be a long and happy one!

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Daily Prompt: Call Me, Maybe February 5, 2013


Cell phones have become a part of our everyday lives. When I walk out the door without mine, I get a little frantic! I have an app on my phone that helps me keep track of all the information I need to document for my diabetes. I can log in the amount of carbs I eat, my blood glucose numbers and keep track of the insulin I inject. That doesn’t include that my phone is my line of communication with my children and the rest of my family. I can access my email, check facebook, write a blog post, and get directions all from the palm of my hand.

Yes, when I was a kid, eons ago, we got along without cell phones. If you were going to be separated from your family or friends you always had a plan to meet somewhere at a certain time. We planned ahead. That’s not so much necessary now a days because of our cell phones. We live in the age of technology! We might as well embrace it and use it to make our lives easier in whatever ways we can.

 

Weekly Writing Challeng: Mind the Gap February 4, 2013

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Ereaders versus paper books: which would you prefer? I own an ereader, and like the convenience of downloading ebooks immediately, but there’s just something about opening a book and being able to quickly rifle through the pages. The ereader is good to put a lot of books in one place and carry them all with you on vacation or just on the go. The immediate availability is nice. I also like being able to get to them through my ipad or iphone. But if I’m at home and want to curl up on the couch and read, I’d much prefer a paper book.

 

Get Rejuvenated! October 26, 2012


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I love my family very much, but I think we all need a little time away to clear our heads and get refreshed. The best way I have found to do that is to attend the Women of Faith annual conference with my sisters in Christ. It is a great weekend to socialize with other women and be lifted up by the talented entertainers and speakers at this event. In the 3 years that I’ve been able to attend, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Sandy Patti, Amy Grant, Selah, and Mandisa have performed on stage. It’s like going too a Christian concert! Plus, we get to listen to some of the best speakers share their faith stories. We laugh at comedians sharing the faith through humor and then we cry at some of the trials and tribulations shared with us.

 

When I come back home after WOF, I am filled with the love of God and my faith has been strengthened. Check out the schedule and see when there is an event near you. Get your tickets in advance and put it on your calendar. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

 

 

Overcoming Fear October 11, 2012

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“Father, when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in You. Yes, I will trust Your promises. And since I trust You, what can mere man do to me?” – Germaine Copeland, Prayers That Avail Much

There are times in life when we worry about where the money is going to come from to pay our next bill or we fear for the safety of our children. It’s not always easy, but we must give these concerns over to the Lord and trust that He is in charge! If we’re not careful, fear can take over our waking moments and prevent sleep. I am thankful for all the times that I was able to give my fears up and trust that God would take care of the situation. He knows better than I the best way to deal with each given situation. I pray that I would be given the gift of discernement so that I would recognize when God communicates to me.

 

 
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