Personal stuff

Monday, February 05, 2007
Requesting your prayers and support. Last Tuesday I joined Weight Watchers as God is now dealing with me and weight. I struggle with this issue very much. I am certain a lot of it has to do with my past abuse, but God is showing me that I am a new creation in Christ Jesus, and that my past does not have to have such a pull on me.

Pastor Don and I have been talking about weight issues too, and he has pointed out that for my husband’s sake (Jim is also not good with his weight and health issues) that I have to be an example, to do the right thing, or how else can I speak to him about weight matters.

And, as my body is a temple of God, I need to take better care of this temple, so I am going to report to you every Monday if I stayed on program or not, and so far this week I have done well, not just the amount of points, but writing down all that I ate, and making sure to follow the nutritional guidelines and drinking most of my water.

Please keep me in prayer, in the past I have had success and then fled from that success. My current WW leader pointed out that that was the past and this is now. NOW I need to do something, so any help and encouragement is appreciated.

Thanks and I am happy to encourage you as well if you so desire. Sometimes facing a tough issue with friends is far easier than facing it alone and I count you as my friends. I should also point out that I realize that my highest accountability is to God and I do report to Him as well.



About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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