Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015!!!

Happy New Year Family and Friends!!

I am truly blessed today and everyday that I live to see another day.  I get to spend time with family and friends.  I get to grow closer to my Lord, my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I get to choose and it's amazing!!

Something changed for me this year.  I was set on adventure and so I was off and going!!

I volunteered at my church camp and had the best time.  I also gained a friend, a really great friend! 

I went to Living Proof Live Biloxi!!  God worked on me!! I learned so much and spent time with some amazing women of God!! 

I lost 15 pounds and kept it off!!

I joined It Works Global!! I'm learning more about leadership and helping others!!

God worked on my fears and showed me He'll always be here for me.  He told me that His power is made perfect in my weakness.  I'm weak and He's strong!! That's the best part of this year and the year to come!! God is always here for me! I pray you know He's there for you too!

I cannot imagine a different life than the one I'm living right now!!

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)

                                                                  Jennifer Edwards (JourneywithJennifer)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sometimes you need to make a little change!

I think back to my 20s and even 30s when I would spend time at the gym!  I loved step aerobics and just hanging out with friends!  Being at the gym was some of the best times of my life!!!  I cannot tell you how happy my heart is when I think or speak of those days.  And when I see someone from the gym, you know the friend you made that you haven't seen in years, the one who stood beside you every week, the one who had your back... I'm there all over again!  I really miss those days. 

Life changed and I couldn't do the gym thing anymore.  I had a family and we needed to spend time together.  Then I had the pain, injuries, and surgeries.  So much changed.  I was so tired and just felt really down.  I had no energy, no get up and go.  There was nothing in me to get me over this feeling of blah, blah, blah.  I had gained and lost weight.  I was not able to consistently work out.  Something wasn't right.

It hurt and I felt like giving up.  My doctor visits all showed that everything was okay, with the exception of few things, and really there was no reason why I didn't have energy or any get up and go about me.  It was all so unexplainable that it was irritating.  I would see people everyday saying they were tired and they seemed fine to me.  I on the other hand was not.  Then I started realizing that I'm not alone.  I speak to people who are tired every single day!

And all I want is to share with them my greens and how much my life has changed!  I've never been big on any supplements and here I am on this wrap journey, all about the greens! 

It's been about two months now and I cannot stop talking about how great I feel and how much more energy I have now that I'm getting nutrients, my 8 fruits/veggies and so much more!!  This has been life changing for me! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What does it mean to depend on Jesus?

Today our Pastor asked What does it mean to depend on Jesus.  I immediately had tears in my eyes because that's been in my thoughts and prayers, on my heart for a while now.  I've felt like I'm not truly relying on Him and resting on His promises for me.  It's the same old thing - lay something down and pick it back up again.

One of my biggest struggles has been worrying.  I've worried so much in the past that it has made me sick.  I had to drop to my knees!  It was all too much and I just needed Him.  No questions asked, I needed His peace.  If you know Jesus, then you know He gives it to you over and over again!  Or perhaps we find it again... I remember when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, I had peace that I didn't understand.  It was true freedom!  Oh those days were bliss!  He gave me everything and more, but did I truly accept what was given?  He conquered the grave.  He left it all there on the cross just for me.  It was as if my little problems were too big for Jesus... That's my reality for what I was doing.  (This was huge for me.)

Has anyone else done that or just me? 

So my answer to the question is I need Him like nothing else in my life.  Everything I have and am is because of Him.  I can keep moving when I fall, because He's why I get back up.  I can pray for our children and encourage them each day!  I can forgive people, even if it takes a little time, because He's forgiven me!  I miss my Daddy and everyone of my family and friends who are no longer with us.  But, I have peace because they know Jesus.  I get up and live my life everyday because I know He has more for me.  I can go out in this world everyday because of Him! 

I am really trying.  And when I stop trying and give it to Him, it's all good! 

Praying daily to lay down my worry and fears, setbacks and comebacks, giving them all to Him, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  Amen.

 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

                                                                              Jennifer Edwards (JourneywithJennifer)

Monday, December 1, 2014

A New Start!

Today is a new beginning!  Today I get a jump start on my 2015 goal to lose the remaining 20 pounds that I didn't loose in 2013 or 2014.  I lost. I gained. I lost again.  I maintained.  Yes, that would be me.  I am so over my excuses - I'm tired.  I'm hurting, like really bad.  I can't sleep.  I don't have time.  I can't breathe!

I can go on and on... I can honestly go on and on. But I won't.

So as many of you know, I joined It Works Global - health and wellness at it's finest - this year!  I was tired and worn down and found something so amazing that I cannot stop talking or writing about it!  I found greens!  I am so excited that greens give me energy and balance, supplements my nutrition with 8 servings of fruits and veggies and so much more!  Yay!  I don't have to give up on my health and fitness goals.  Yes!  I can start again today!!

Jennifer Edwards (JourneywithJennifer)