Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Doing the Shred

Good Morning!

May the favor of the Lord be yours this day! The Lord woke me up early this morning, we had some business to do. You see, yesterday was one of those days. During my off period, I filled in for a teacher whose son has the flu (speaking of flu-poor Rachel has had the flu for a week and we are praying that she can return to school today) and one of his students decided that he didn't really need to do what I asked him to do. Really? So, I asked him again and he retorted that I was being retarded (I really can't stand that flippant terminology). Seriously? Fine! Lunch detention for you little guy, in hopes that you can remember how to be respectful to a teacher in class. His behavior was inappropriate, but it still bothered me.

So, I woke up this morning needing to let off a little steam....and the Lord reminded me that I had purchased the 30 day shred 3 months ago. Oiy! I guess I just assumed that if I had the dvd in my possession, my body would shred itself in hopes that I wouldn't torture it by actually putting the dvd in the player. These may be the last words my shaking hands can type for a while. Ha! I haven't done push ups in years and girlfriend looked like it. I was excited about the floor exercises, because it was 5:15 am and it felt good to lay down....until the torture began! Oh my merciful heavens this is a workout...and I'm only on level 1.

After the shred, I pulled out my Esther workbook and began the study that I had hoped to do last spring. One of the first verses we were instructed to look up was Romans 15:4 that says, "For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." I love this! The next question was, "Do you have any natural reason to think that whatever your "once upon a time" might have been, it can never be now?" Hello Beth, are you right here in this room with me? If you are, I really need to go put on some makeup and fix my hair, because I have just finished the first day of my 30 day shred and I look....well a bit of a shredded mess right now!

How timely is the Lord. Yes, I have started to wonder if our life right now is the new normal (yes, I know that normal is only a setting on the dryer). And then He reminds me early this morning that His words were written for our instruction and "that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Ah, just what this heart of mine needs! What a mighty, mighty God we serve!


Andrea said...

Where would we be without "God's Hope?" Thank you for sharing! When we become discouraged we must get into HIS word and fall into HIS arms.
He will see us through.
Blessings, andrea

Barbie said...

I would love to learn more about the 30-day shred? Maybe I will look it up. Good for you!

sister sheri said...

Hey! I'm doing that study right now, too! It is so timely, isn't it!

Erica said...

I'm so glad you are still posting!
I need to pull that dvd back out as well! I've been doing more walking than shredding.
I am so impressed with all you accomplish before I am even up! Way to go!
Isn't the timeliness of the Lord amazing?!

Apron of the Month Club said...

Hello, this is my 1st visit to your blog. I send prayers to you from deep south Texas! Thank you so much for sharing God's love and wisdom.

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