Friday, January 30, 2009

9 + But Not Yet 10, But Who Is Counting? ME!!!!

I think Queens song "Another One Bites The Dust" is pretty fitting. Well, since Christmas I have released 9+ pounds, and only a few more to go. Yea, right in whose dreams. But at least it is a start and it is ALMOST a smaller size in clothes. They say 10-15 pounds is a different clothes size up or down. I am kinda getting bored with my 1200 calories( 3 meals and 2 snacks) so I really need your prayers and encouragement. I did not get to the gym yesterday or today, but plan on going tomorrow and pulling 40 minutes on the treadmill.

How has your Friday been?

In Christ

Amber, I tried to post to your blog and could not post in the comments section. Check out the helps, for posting comments to a blog. there is something in your settings that is not allowing posts. But I forgot exactly where it is . Which nails did you get, I liked the black tips with white strips.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I was thinking yesterday about control, and how I control everything I eat. And only I control that. I am trying to control my calorie intake with 1200 calories a day which include 3 meals, and 3 snacks to help me release those pounds. The scales are dropping. I control every bite that goes in my mouth and only I can change what I do or don't eat. So what is self-control and what does the Bible say about it. So I went searching.

The definition of self- control is control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.

We control a lot of things in our life and their are a lot of things we have no control over. Some of the things I thought about that I have no control over are:
1. Parents
2. Siblings
3. Where we are born
4. The color of our eyes (I know we can change it with contacts)
5. The color of our hair (I know we can change it, too)

Things we can control
1. Our emotions and reactions to everything!!! These are all choices we make and we choose to get mad, upset, angry,etc.!!!
2. Every Word That I Speak!!!
3. Who our friends are
4. Who we marry
5. What we eat, and whether or not we exercise or not
6. Where we live

What are some of the things you can think of that you can and can't control?

So now I am on a mission to learn what the Bible says about self-control and how I need to apply it to my life. I did find in Galatians 5 :22 that it is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Oh MY!!

In Christ

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OK, Bloggers Go Check This Out In Your Free Time

I ran across this site last night for free stuff that is give away by different bloggers. Its massive go check it out.

I'll post more tonight hopefully, but I had to share this with all of you that like free stuff and like to blog.


Monday, January 26, 2009

How Are All You Dieters Doing Today?

Well since I last posted about my weight loss effort I have not lost any more weight, neither have a gained. So I have maintained for a week. I suppose that is something to be thankful for. But I will try harder this week. It is 1 pound at a time, 1 day at a time, 1 meal at a time and 1 bite at a time.

I have been going to the gym for two weeks and walking on the dreaded treadmill. I try to go 3-5 days a week and walk 35 minutes at a pace of 3 MPH. My goal is to go 5 days a week, but I have not reached that yet, but I will. Sometimes there is just not enough time in the day.

Today I had an assessment at the gym to see what good shape that I am in.(HaHa). My blood pressure was high, my hip/waist ratio was not what it out to be. My BMI was really high. Who didn't see that coming?

But despite all of that I have done really good today. I went to the treadmill for my 35 minutes and I have ate about 1200 calories. 1 day down and fifteen gilzillion more to go. So we will do it again tomorrow.
See You

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What A God I Serve

I was working through my Bible Study this morning and have been mediating upon it ever since. I wanted to share it with you all because it was soooo good. And the more I have thought about it today the more I have wanted to think about it.

What attributes or characteristics of God are mention in the following verses?
Numbers 23:19 -He can't lie, He will not change His mind, He can't sin so therefore He has no need of repentance,and He will do what He said He would do.
Deuteronomy 4:14 - He keeps His covenants.
Deuteronomy 7:9 - He will not forsake us, He will not destory us, and He willnot forget the covenants he has made with our forefathers.
II Peter 3:9 - He is not slack, He is longsuffering, and He wants noone to perish.

God can't lie or change His mind. He can't sin so He does not need to ever repent. God will also do what He said He would do. And He will keep His coventants and He wll not forget the covenants that He made with our forefathers. God will not forsake us, and He will not destroy His children. God is not slack like man. He is also longsuffering and He wants no one to to persih and go to Hell.

Wow, thats big to little ole me. My God is a big God. How could I ever doubt Him, but I do? Lord help me to draw closer to you and trust you more in every situation and to be more like you each and every day.

A lady at church today told me about an organizastion that I have found very interesting. I wanted to pass it along to all of you and I also found a couple of more that I ran across on the internet.

No matter what your view on the war is I think we all can agree that we desperatley need to support our troops in cards, prayers and items that they are in desperate need of. Many of them don't recieve anything from home and we can help. They are fighting for our freedom and we owe it to them to support them daily. Check out the websites and lets see what God can do through us to bless someone else.

The first two websites are websites that will give you soldiers names that you can write cards to or send care packages to. Many of us are involved in churches, youth groups, school clubs, etc. where we could adopt several soldiers as a group. Or you could do it as a family project. We have so much and they are sacrificing so much for our freedom.

The last site is where you can send cards online that children have made up and XEROX will print them off and put them in Care pacakges. All of this is done online. I challenge each one of us to do so many a day. I have already done mine for the day.

Blessings to you all and I trust that you will have a good day in the Lord tomorrow and that we all will see it as a gift from God, that He allows us to go to His house to worship HIM and learn more about HIM.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Waiting For The Hubby

Well it is after 11pm and I am still up. I like to sleep when it gets dark, but sometimes I do have to make it past dark.

Today had been a busy one. First and foremost Clayton, the grandson got to spend the day at our house. Time with him is more wonderful that words can be penned to paper or in this case typed on the keyboard even if he is only 11 months old. Secondly, I had piano lessons in the middle of the day. Third and fourth I have been trying to get all the information together for the C.A.R. E. Team tomorrow, and then working on the newsletter for church to be printed tomorrow so they will be ready Sunday. Well C.A.R.E. ministry information is ready for the team in the morning, the newsletter is not done, but I do have tomorrow.

Alan has been preaching this week in Spartanburg,SC and it has been midnight every night at least before he gets home and since it is close to mjidnight now I might as well stay up and wait for him to get home. I can also cruise the blogs while I wait on him. Imagine that, since I have not had much time today to see whatever one else is blogging about.

It's All About HIM

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Job 22:21

As I was doing my bible study this morning, this scripture was the main topic, and I had to share it with all of you today .

"Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee".
Job 22:21

As I pondered this scripture and read over it several times I began to wonder how many millions of people are not at peace with themselves and don't even know the root of not being at peace with themselves is really not being at peace with the God. How many times have I not been at peace with myself and the root of my uneasiness is really not being at peace with God. I am afraid to answer my own question because it is many,many times. Oh, but our God is so patient and loving with me and continues to work in my life to bring me back to him.

The song "Wonderful Peace" that Tracy sings so beautifully I think is very fitting for me today.

1.Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.


Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

2.What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul,
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll!

3.I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul!

4.And I think when I rise to that city of peace,
Where the Anchor of peace I shall see,
That one strain of the song which the ransomed will sing
In that heavenly kingdom will be:

5.Ah, soul! are you here without comfort and rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark;
O accept of this peace so sublime!

I pray that all of you can rest in that peace today and everyday that only God can give.

It;s All About HIM!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Let's Pray For Our New President

I will have to say that I watched the presidential inauguration festivities yesterday for most of the day. And, that is what I had planned to do. I like to watch history in the making, and our country has come a long way. I do think it is our responsibility to pray for our country and the leaders God has placed before us. I hope you will join me in praying for our leaders of this great nation we call home.

But, does anyone really believe that any one man can solve all the problems of the world besides Jesus?

Monday, January 19, 2009

What's In a Name?

As you can see my blog title is CableCarr if you are not in my immediate family you are probably wondering where did I come up with a name like that. I was a Cable before I married a Carr. I worked in high school at a retail store after school, and many times Alan would take me to work or would come and get me after work and take me home before I had a car of my own. So he was always at the store at closing time. The store manager began calling me CableCarr.

Well when Alan and I got married and I went to the drivers license place to get my name and address changed the license examiner had a field day with that to put it mildly. He tried his best to get me to hyphenate my name Cable-Carr. Although I liked it and I think it sounds catching, I knew I wanted children someday and I wanted them to have the same name as their Daddy and me. Plus, I felt honored to take my husbands name as my own.

So whats in your name? Have you ever wondered why your parents choose your name and what it meant to them at that time? I was given my name because it was my greatgrandfathers name, and my dad has only one given name and the other one that he was given got left off of the birth certificate and it was John after his grandfather. SoI got the female version of part of what my dads name was meant to be.

What about the names of God and or Christ. How many names can you come up with, that are in the Bible that speak of God and or Jesus?

My favorite I Am..... And He is whatever whomever needs HIM to be. Then there are other names like Saviour, Lord, Alpha and Omega, The Lily of the Valley,The Rose of Sharon, Jevohah, Counselour, The Good Shepherd, Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Son of David..... How many more can you think of?

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Well today marks 25 years that my granddaddy went on to be with the Lord. He was known to us as Pap. He was 84 when he died and lived his whole adult life waiting for a Saul/Paul on Damascus Road experience to accept the Lord. But, thankful 3 weeks before he died he told us that he was ready to meet the Lord and he had made things right and finally gotten things settled with the Lord.

I spent a lot of time together with Pap, we went to town together, and after my grandmother died we always took flowers to her grave together, a lot. I walked about a mile one way to see him many times as a teenager before I could drive. That was when you could get out and walk in the country. He had a green porch swing that we swang in a lot together talking over things, but not talking about anything.

Then I got license, and a job and a boyfriend, then a husband and I did not have time for my granddaddy. For a while Alan and I lived beside him when Nikki was born. I worked on a public job, had a husband and a new baby, and had just gotten in church and I did not have time for Pap. He would call me every afternoon when I would get home for work to see how I was and how things were going. If only I had been more patient with him when he called and had known and realized that I would not always have Pap around. I wish someone would have told me these things. But if they had would I have listened, probably not. I wish I could go talk to him, tell him things, swing in that green swing with him again on his front porch.

I have a lot of regrets where my granddaddy is concerned and that is something that I have to live with. However, I do want to encourage all of you younger readers to take the time to spend with your parents, grandparents or those that are important to in your life because they will not always be around. I don't want you to have to live with the regrets that I do and to wish that you had taken more time with those that are elderly in your life just because you are busy, tired or just don't want to deal with it today. Enjoy what time you have with them and listen to their stories and learn from their wisdom.

As much as Pap has been on my mind today, Jesus is the one I really want to see and talk with. I have been thinking today about HIM and what all He has done for me. I have a lot to praise HIM for. You see He is the one who has chosen me to be His child. Oh What a Savior Is!!!

Until We Meet Again

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Friday

Welcome to the blog world M&M Mommy. I am so glad that our little blog ring is growing. It goes to show you what an influence that we have on others. It is up to us on how we use that influence. We can either use it for the Lord, or we can use it to satisfy self. I want to use it for HIM, because as I learned this week in my memorization verse I am His servant and I need to act like it at all times.

I don't know about you but I am trying to spend more time in the bible this year reading, studying and praying. No, I did not make a New Years Resolution, I am just trying to draw near to HIM. If I draw near to HIM, He will draw nearer to me. It is kinda like a circle, it keeps going and going, and going with no beginning or no end. But I have to make the effort to want more of Him, and He will give me more of Himself. So, why do I neglect it so often? I am trying to set aside time each day to get into the Bible.

My week has been busy, but they all are. I've kept Clayton almost 2 days this week, gone to Hickory twice, went to a funeral today. I have also gone to the gym 4 days this week and walked 30 minutes daily on the tredmill along with losing 4 pounds since last Sat. Along with trying to recover again from this cold stuff that evidently I have never got rid of. It keeps reoccurring. I wish I could lose 4 pounds every week. It would not take me long to lose all the weight I want to. But anyway, I will keep walking, drinking water-yuck- and watching the calories. But I must way the highlight of the week has been spending time with Clayton.

It's all About HIM

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Scripture Day

So, I am so excited to finally share my scripture memorization with you. I was working on it as I was driving to Hickory Monday morning and could not wait to share it with you all. So here goes

Isaiah 41:9-10
Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, thou are my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

I was working on verse 9 Monday saying it over and over in my mind and got to thinking about what I was learning. Oh My! to think that God called me among all the people on the earth and that He chose me to be His child. THAT"S BIG, REAL BIG! I am still pondering on that, I can't get my mind around it, but Thank You Lord even if I can't understand it. And to go on a little bit farther he did not cast me away, He wanted me to be His Child. Then He goes on to tell me not to fear, that He is with me, don't get troubled because I am YOUR GOD. He will strengthen me and also help me. I wish I had the words to describe how these verses alone have touched my heart this week.

I don't know yet what I will try to memorize for Feb 1. For our newcomers to the blog we are trying to memorize scripture together on the 1st and 15th of every month. Then we are going to list the scripture that we have memorized and see how many different ones we can come up with. I saw this challenge on another blog and don't know where I saw it it, but I thought we could do it together anyway. So the next memorization date is Feb 1 and pick any scripture or scriptures.

Until we meet again,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Love.... But What Is It?

The song "My Jesus, I Love Thee" by William Featherstone has been on my mind since Nikki posted it yesterday to describe a dear preacher in our church that went to his eternal home. I read the words over and over several times yesterday and thought about what they were saying. Boy, was she right it describes a saint of Gods walk with HIM. And if ever anyone loved God it was Preacher Hugh. Heavens gain is our loss.

I woke up this morning with the song still on my mind and even looked it up on the internet to read the history of the song. I found nothing about the author of why and how he come to right the song. But, I did find was how God allowed a young actress to use the song for HIS

Go check it out they say it much better than I can. While on the internet I printed the music off and am trying to learn to play it on the piano now.

Well, I was reading the post of our newest member, Amy, about many things she was pondering and about especially why God picks any of us. I came to the conclusion .. It's love... So I began thinking about AGAPE love. I know that is what God's love toward us is. But what is it?

This is my conclusion, after some more reading on the topic. That agape love does not refer to romantic or sexual love, or close friendship or brotherly love. We are the undeserving recipients of whom God "chooses" to pour out His love upon. It is a self-sacrificial love that seeks to benefit the one being loved, and not the one doing the loving. I can't hardly wrap my mind around Gods love for me, can you?

But, I sure am thankful for it. If I am to strive to be like Christ , then I need to love like HIM. And to love like HIM, I must strive to love as HE loved and is loving me. And if I do this the words to " MY JESUS , I LOVE THEE" will have even a deeper meaning.

Because of Christ
Oh by the way, Amy, Tracy, and Jamie I have tried to comment to on your post and have not been able to.

Monday, January 12, 2009

James 1:19-20

James 1:19-20
Wherefore, my beloved, brethren, let everyman be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Ouch, OH MY!

This was one of the scriptures in my bible study for today. I don't know about you but I need much help from the Lord to be swift to hear. I find myself in conversations with others talking when I should be only listening. If I would listen more, I would talk less. Although, I don't consider myself hot tempered it does not really matter what I consider myself, it is what God sees isn't it? I surely need to be slower in getting upset or angry. When I get upset or angry I am surely shining and not the Glory and Righteousness of God.

I suppose if I was not already working on memorizing a couple of scripture verse to post for the 15th that these two surely would be good to commit to memory. And not only commit to memory to live by daily. Lord help me live so others can see the righteousness of God.

In Christ,

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm Tired

Well this weekend has almost come and gone, and it has been a busy one and I am tired. Yesterday was busy with a few things around the house, and then a ladies meeting at church, then we went to see Alans parents in Marion and on to Rutherfordton to see mine.

Today, has been church for two services and several different things around the church going on. so it has been another busy day.

As you can see I tired to post last night and had a long post wrote and thought I did it all correctly but it never showed up. Whoops. Obviously I did not do something correctly. However, this does not surprise me since I not a technical guru.

Ladies, we only have a few days left to memorize our scriptures. I will have to admit I am having trouble getting mine memorized, but I am still working on it. How about you guys.

Welcome, Stay at home Mom to our blogging world. I am so proud of you and what you are teaching your girls, and admire you for opting to homeschool them when the get a little older. Even though it appears noone else is doing this . You will not regret it.Keep up the good work. Your reward will come one day.

Goodnight and I hope you all have a wonderful week b asking in the Lords Love for You.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Let's Memorize Scripture Together

On my blog loafing that I have done this week I ran across a site, and I don't know which one it was, a lady put out a challenge to her follow bloggers to memorize scripture together and it has been on my mind every since. I thought it was the neatest idea and I think that we can do it together.

This is how it works, you pick out your scripture and memorize it and on the 1st and 15 day of the month let's all post our memorized scriptures and see how many we have posted. I know that we don't have but 4-5 in our blogging ring now, but it can and will grow. So any of you up for the challenge. I have my scripture picked out and it is in the Old Testament and it is two verses, and I have started on memorizing it today. Pick any verse or verses that you do not already have memorized. So what do you say ladies?

As I have been working on my Bible Study this week on "Resting in HIM, Women of Faith Bible Studies", I have been learning about why we need to take some time every week and get some rest, and that God worked six days and rested on the seventh. One of the things that I have learned that the day of rest, Sunday for many of us is really a gift from God. I don't think that I have ever thought about Sunday in that way before, as a gift from God. But, the more I think about it the more I like that idea. God has told us to take one day a week to stop our work, labors, or whatever we are doing and pay attention to HIM. Stop and forget all that needs to get done, all that could be done and think on ONLY HIM. How refreshing could the day be if we would only do that. I think I will wake up Sunday morning with a bit of a different attitude. How about you?

Well as you can see my blog has a little bit of a different look. I was messing around late last night on the blog and deleted some things that should have not be deleted and my page was all messed up. Then, I could not get back on the website where I got my template for the background. Oh well, this one will have to do for know.

Until We Meet Again
Oh, I meant to tell you all that I went and joined the local gym today to try really hard to lose weight and get healthier this year. I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes.WHEW!!! I am planning on going again in the morning. I filled out all my paperwork and was going to pay and join for 3 months because that was best deal and the nice lady told me oh there is no charge for your insurance pays the complete, yes I said the COMPLETE monthly fee. Boy was I surprised and thankful.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

As I have found myself recovering from the cold mess I have had a good bit more time on my hands. Guess what I have been doing...well I did get one book finished, and I have practiced the piano more this week. I am trying to make myself practice more, to get better I must spend more time on the piano. That is pretty simple.

Being the bad influence to me that Nikki, my daughter, is I have been chasing blogs. she got me hooked, I have been reading one blog, then it leads to another one, and another one and on and on and on. Well you get the point. However, my husband has not turned the lights out and gone on to bed while I was reading, YET!!! Give me a few more days, Donna. WE are going to have to join some kind of Bloggers Support Group and it is all her fault.

Speaking of Nikki, tonight I am going to a pocketbook party with her, Amy, my daughter-in-law and another young lady from church. How exciting is that. That is another one of my problems, I like good pocket books. But I do not plan on purchasing anything tonight, because I am trying not to shop near as much as I have been doing. It is time to scale back a least for a while on the shopping. So why go, I have never been to a pocketbook party and I want to see what it is all about, and then afterwards we are going out to eat. Probably somewhere that has chic food. It will be fun to get together with the girls tonight and spend time together. WE always have a good time together when we get together to go out and eat, or shopping or whatever it is we come up with to do. There is always a lot of laughing going on, so girls I look forward to the night together.

Until we met again,

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Psalm 55:6
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

I started a new Bible Study today
entitled "Resting in Him, Women of Faith Bible Studies" and Psalm 55:6 was the key scripture for the Bible study today. I have not looked beyond today, it could possibly be the key scripture for the 12 week bible Study. (I found several Women of Faith Bible Studies at Sams Club Warehouse a while back and picked them up). Since being to busy has been on my mind a lot lately I decided to start this Bible Study. After doing the daily Study today I have also read Psalm 55 several times over the course of the day trying to spend more time with the Lord. I keep coming back to the same thought how many times have I wanted to have wings like a dove and fly away from whatever was going on at the moment and be at rest. Oh, that I would learn to only rest in the Lord and learn from whatever the situation may be. One day I will be perfect, but until then I must keep striving to get closer to HIM.

The rest of the day has been uneventful, just still trying to recover from this cold mess that keeps going around and around our family. But I think I am going to survive. I felt well enough that I was beginning to get cabin fever and had to get out of the house for a little while even though it was rainy and drippy. I went to Wal-mart and got my nails done and had a little time being pampered. It sure is nice to be a girl and get to do small things like a pedicure, manicure or time at a day spa. then I came home and cooked Alan and I bite of supper. taco salad.

Until we meet again,

Monday, January 5, 2009

Where Has The Time Gone?

Christmas came and went along with the ringing in of the new year and a few more days since I have blogged. I will try to catch you up to date of what all has been going on. I am afraid that I was guilty this year of getting caught up in the hussle and bussle of Christmas and all that we think we must do that I did not take time to enjoy what Christmas was really about. You see this was Clayton's (the grandson)first christmas, and my younger brother and his family came in from Oklahoma and spent Christmas and a few days with me. And, I wanted to make it extra special for him and his children and wife. I did not want them to come all this way and be disappointed. So I bought little games for them to have when they arrived at the house, and i rented xbox videos for them to play with. And last, but definitely not least, since I am the reason that my brother, Allen is a chocoholic , worse than I ever thought of I also did a lot of baking.

And if that was not enough the whole family keeps spreading the cold mess that is going around, around and around. I think I have had it about 4 times this fall/winter season. I think I am about to pull through again, but Alan feels really bad today with this mess. And Jesse also went to the doctor today for a round of meds. Lord, please help me spend more time with you and forgive me for failing you over and over. I hurt only you and me.

I was reading a few blogs that I check on almost daily and ran across this blog post, Many Questions, and i thought you might like to read it also.

Boy Donna, your blog spoke volumes to me and I am afraid I waste many days for the Lord. Lord, please help me to ask these questions to myself every day the first thing in the morning and to keep them on my mind through out the day. Thanks, Donna. There is a reason your are Nikki's Work Mama.

God Bless to You all