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Life’s Journey ~ Day 15

Milestone #1 made yesterday!!  I have officially hit the halfway mark on my fast.  From here on out I have less days left to go on the fast than I have gone through, YAY!! 

It has definitely been a learning experience.  I’ve also discovered that I have taken off those negative glass that I wear when I look at myself.  I KNOW I have lost weight because I have clothes that I can wear that I couldn’t before.  But I don’t SEE it.  I still look the same to myself when I look in the mirror.  I start getting frustrated and then I remember that the main goal of this fast is not the weight (it is ONE of the goals but not the MAIN goal), I am trying to find my place in God’s world.  And I know that these feelings of frustration are just the enemy’s way of trying to avert me from my goals.  Which tells me that I must be on the right path.

A friend of mine started a 10 day fast on Monday.  She is now at the stage where she isn’t hungry perse but misses food, which is the biggest problem I have.  We joked because we talked about how frustrating it is to see other people eat and we can’t.  I told her it makes me want to throw things at the “eaters”.  That’s my little inside joke.  There’s me and then there’s the ‘eaters’!  LOL

A comment posted on ‘Days 7-13’ if from a gentleman who is facing his own demons.  He told me I inspired him.  That just amazes me as I have never seen myself as the inspiring type.  I just the person who does so much better in the shadows, behind the scenes, that sort of thing.  One thing I am learning is that I don’t think that is God’s plan for me.  I am getting this deep feeling inside that He is planning on taking me out of my ‘safe’ shadows (although I don’t know how safe they really are) and making me do more things that are totally outside of my comfort zone.  All I can say at this point is: His will be done.  I am His, He makes no mistakes.  We make the mistakes, we try to insert our own plans into what God has planned for us.  That’s what causes us so much strife.  So right here and now, I commit myself, and submit myself to God’s will.  I will quiet the voices in my head that keep telling me how unworthy I am and listen for His word.

Thank you for coming by and please check out Gary’s blog (the link is in one of his comments) and maybe offer him some support to.  It’s always a good motivator to continue if we know people are ‘watching’.  May God bless your days and keep your nights safe.




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Life’s Journey ~ Day 1 – April 1, 2009 ~ revised

The moment of truth has arrived.  Today God & I start my 30 day fast.  I say God & I because I am no fool, I know I will need His strength and love to make it through.  I have committed to spending more time in prayer with Him along with doing the fast.  My husband will also play a huge part on this journey with me.  He has done a lot of research on fasting like this and between him and our friend I am confident that I will be guided and watched over well.  My friend sent me a link to a site that my husband may have already seen but I really enjoyed it.  Freedomyou has great information on fasting and the owner freely speaks about God!!


The fast is going to rotate between juice and water days.  Here is some nutritional information on what I will be drinking mostly on my juice days.


2oz Mona-Vie 30 calories (5 from fat)


Total Fat:        .5g                               Vitamin C:     25%

Sodium:         5g                              Vitamin K:     10%

Potassium:     55mg                        Iron:                2%


MV in 8oz of OJ (+ Calcium) 110 calories (0 from fat)


Sodium:         0mg                            Potassium:     450mg

Protein:           2g                                Carbs:  26 (22 from sugar)


Vitamin C:     13%                             Vitamin D:     25%

Riboflavin:     4%                               Vitamin B6:   6%

Magnesium: 6%                                Calcium:         35%

Thiamin:        10%                             Niacin:           4%

Folic Acid:      15%


I will drink this 3 times a day on the days that I am doing juice only.  On top of that I have to drink approx 170 oz of water daily. 


I have also decided to use this time to begin the book A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.   I figure it is a good time to do it as I really want to commit myself to this and reading this book one chapter a day for 40 days will help me build a habit of making time every day for scripture and time for God. 


So there you have it.  My journey begins.  Feel free to come along with me and see how it goes.  I’ll take all the prayers I can get along with comments or suggestions.  (Be advised ~ all comments are monitored for content) I plan on updating this site at least once a day maybe twice.  Thank you for stopping by! God Bless!




Update: 10:17 pm ~ Well most of the day was good, until around 4:30…and then I got HUNGRY!!!  I know these first three days are the hardest, but the timing is a little rough.  Let’s just say I need chocolate or some other comfort food at the moment.  But, alas, it is not to be.  I made this commitment…I will succeed.  I am hoping to make a lot of changes over the next month.  I’m hoping that by getting closer to God, I will overcome my fears that constantly hold me back in life.  By spending this month praying, I hope I will hear Him and discover what He wants from me.

Well, that’s it for day 1.  Thanks for coming by! ~ Jena 





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What!?! How did you know I’m a Floridian?!?

You know you’re a Floridian if….


Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You’re younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.


You’ve driven through Yeehaw Junction.


You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix. {I don’t agree with this one…Publix is too expensive for me!! jmp}


Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.


You’ve gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.


You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn’t worth waking up for.


You dread love bug season.


You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.


They aren’t Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances.


You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.


You know what a snowbird is and when they’ll leave.


You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.


‘Down South’ means Key West .


Flip-flops are everyday wear. 


Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.


You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.


You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.


A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.


You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.


You’ve hosted a hurricane party.


You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee and Micanopy.


You understand why it’s better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.


You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.


You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn’t swim.


You’ve worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.


You recognize Miami-Dade as ‘ Northern Cuba . ‘


You not only share this, but you understand it!

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Please click the link below and read the news story listed:


This is just a sad, horrible story!  I have, unfortunately, never heard of dry drowning.  I cannot imagine what the boy’s mother must be going through.  Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.  And rember to keep a close eye on your children and to heck with those people who might think you are being ‘overprotective’!

Thank you for coming by, God bless!!!


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