Ultimately, it’s not people who ruin you. Defensiveness and paranoia are damaging effects of your conscience.
size of a peach: I just gained 1 lb. since prepregnancy. Still nauseated at night. Doesn’t allow me to eat big portions. Only a small group of people know so far. We’re be making our announcement this week. This is Baby’s ultrasound at 13 weeks. Your dad says you have a long body and a round head like your sisters. While seeing you inside, you were moving your hand so much to your mouth. You were full of energy. I smile every time I see you. PS. I heard your heartbeat. 🙂
Never be afraid to lay all your chips down and have your credibility counted. You’ll see your actions will speak for itself. However, of you’re fearful for the truth, there is always deception, isolation, & a warped sense of perspective.
size of a plum: Still sick at night. I don’t know whether it’s hunger induced or just nausea. I try to eat something small if I cannot suppress it, or take it as a blunt reminder to drink fluid. Have an aversion to chicken more than ground beef these days…So if I do eat chicken, it’s only fried wings. I do however have started reliking soda and sometimes coffee. I’m also getting over a bad sickness. I felt so weak last weekend.
Love seeing all the love today…even publicly…“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35Live the testimony. Happy Valentine’s Day to my husband, children, beloved families and all my friends. And….. one more thing… Happy engagement anniv. to my handsome husband who still continues to make me smile, laugh, and blush. That very young girl of 23 was incredibly blessed to say YES that one cliche day. Since then, you’ve still managed to surprise me and keep your promises to love and protect me. Never do I grow tired of who you are, your face, your voice…not only have I grown familiar to you, but attached to an unseen core that can never be severed. I love you, Perze. Happy us day.
Wisdom: Forged in the Fires of Community (John Piper via Desiring God MInistries) Now it would be a wrong conclusion to say that all we need in order to get wisdom is a solitary life of serious prayer. Just us and God and prayer. Wisdom in the New Testament does not ordinarily come like that. Listen to these verses from James 3:13-15: Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Wisdom is marked by meekness, and freedom from selfish ambition, and freedom from bitter jealousy, and freedom from boasting. In other words, wisdom rises in relationships of meekness and humility and love and servanthood rather than jealousy and selfishness. Wisdom is not a solitary attainment. It is a community or a corporate or a relational attainment. Loners are not wise. Wisdom is given and found and forged in the fires or committed relationships.
size of a small lime: Haven’t gained any weight yet. I still have an aversion to food at night esp. with strong odors. Not eating too much.