For the last 5 years, I have not done much on this blog. Life has taken so many twists & turns... and taking time to blog was not on my to-do list. I've missed it! It makes my heart sad when I think about my neglect of things I really love to do. I enjoy operating the B&B, I would not change that at all! What I do need to change and figure out is how to be able to get all I need to get done and then not be too tired to participate in the other things I enjoy... like writing! My hubby is right here in the trenches with me... so blessed that he shares in the cooking and cleaning!
Shining Light Inn B&B had an amazing summer season! We are open all year round, but summer is the high-season here in Ludington. I am just in awe of all the people God brought into our home! "God brought?" you might ask. Yep, our prayer is always, "God, bring us the people you want to come to experience Your love through us." So we believe that good or bad, God allows who He does to come... it is always a lesson in loving people with Christ's love for me!!! :) And the majority of the guests have been wonderful! We have even had a few new friendships start with guests this summer.
Another thing that has been taken some extra time is getting healthier. Last February I decided it was time to take control of my health... as much as I could anyway. Menopause had been kicking my butt, and I used that as my excuse to not do anything to try to do any better. The time really has to be right... no one else can decide when the time is right, except you! I joined Weight Watchers online. This was not my first go with WW. In 2002, I lost 50 lbs. and became a lifetimer. But life happened & little by little the weight crept back up... as I said pre-menopause/menopause kicked my butt!
The WW program has changed since 2002... I think for the better. Plus, this time I know I cannot do it without the Lord. This might sound strange to many, but what I have found is that I need to be filled up spiritually... full on the Living Bread (God's Word) before my physical eating habits will change.
I am down 34 lbs. with another 34 to go... I know I will do it with God's help! My hubby is also on this journey with me. He has lost over 25lbs so far!
I don't share any of this to brag! I share it to encourage each of you that read this that you can make a change... with God's help... all things are possible. For me, it is weight. For you, it could be something different... only you know where that change needs to come.
I am a WW facebook group and on Fridays we do "face to face Friday", so here is the picture I shared on there today:
"And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." ~ Philippians 1:6