What does that mean to Jo?
EXCELLENCE & INTELLIGENCE
EATING WITH EXCELLENCE & INTELLIGENCE
(seeing as this is and eating blog...)
I've been attentive to the Olympics, not alot, but aware enough to be stirred.
Quite regularly an story or a person or just a dream will cross my path that will stir and encourage me. Remind me that there is indeed more.
I am more....
and only I hold the keys.
They are here, right in my grubby hands... and I hold them.
They have all been given to me.
The keys to life and death.
Life for Jo
Abundant full, complete life... nothing missing, nothing broken
Michael Phelps the Olympian to watch, reminds us in his own words that he is not unique.
That we all can accomplish what we dream.
So what does Jo dream??
Well, maybe too much for this one little blog.
So we will try to keep it edible for context sake.
APPRECIATING THAT ANY NEW-COMER HERE WILL MOST LIKELY SEE ME AS SOME COMPLETELY FOOD-OBSESSED, SHALLOW INDIVIDUAL WHO IS COMPLETELY PREOCCUPIED WITH MY MOUTH, BELLY, DIGESTIVE TRACT, TOXINS, OR BOWELS....
REST ASSURED, I AM NOT....
I DO REALIZE THERE IS MORE OF IMPORTANCE IN MY WORLD THAN THAT.
BUT THIS IS MY FOOD JOURNEY BLOG.
THEREFORE I BLOG MY FOOD JOURNEY.
IT IS IN THIS JOURNEY THAT GOD SO OFTEN TEACHES ME OF THESE WEIGHTIER THINGS IN MY LIFE.
THE THINGS IN MY HEART AND SOUL THAT NEED TO BE UNCOVERED AND CHALLENGED.
A LIFE UNEXAMINED IS NOT A LIFE WORTH LIVING.
JESUS TAUGHT IN PARABLES THAT THE CROWDS WOULD UNDERSTAND.
THE HOLY SPIRIT, IN TURN, TEACHES ME THRU PARABLES THAT I UNDERSTAND.
THIS IS A FOOD JOURNEY BLOG... I BLOG MY FOOD JOURNEY
I AM A FOOD COACH... A COACH TRAINS YOU FOR EXCELLENCE.
A COACH MUST FIRST UNDERSTAND EXCELLENCE.
ITS MY PRAYER THIS QUALIFIES ME .
I dream of intelligence and integrity.
To the core. To my core.
I dream to preach what I already practice. So I can bring hope to you.
It is possible.
I want to control what I put in me with intelligence.
Knowing that what I sow is what I get.
I want the control.
It will not control me.
I want to see those monsters gone, you know the ones....
Do I dare say them out loud???
yes... I dare... because what is in the darkness must be brought into the light.
That pull that makes me want to eat when I'm not hungry.
That thing that makes me eat when I'm bored, sad, tired, lonely, broken.....
That pull that makes me eat till the point when I'm ill and then fight with the disappointment of another failure.
The thing that makes me do what I do not want to do, even when I know I suffer the consequences of it.
There is a path to become all that you can be.
I have some very clear glimpses of the steps I must take.
Not all of them, mind you, but some.
I want to know what its like to accomplish my goals.
To know I did it.
To know I took on the Goliath and , like David with God's strength, defeated him with an effortless blow.
I want to know what its like to put my life out there.
Completely vulnerable, in faith, for the whole world to watch what God will do.
What He will make of me.
For when I delight myself in Him, He gives me the desires of my heart.
Intelligence and excellence.
I know what I need to do. To get where I see myself.
I see myself strong, victorious and healthy.
I see myself able to make the changes and choices I know I should to get there.
I see myself thankful for all I have, all I eat, and free to enjoy.
I am no longer my worst enemy, but my best friend.
I see my self strong.
Intelligence says.... get up, get moving, get working out.
There for I must.
I see myself healthy vibrant.
Intelligence says... you know what to put in your body to accomplish this...do it
Integrity says, there is no other way.
There are no short cuts.
There are no tomorrow starts.
What steps you do now determine where you will start from tomorrow.
Today I choose wisdom and control.
Today I choose intelligence and integrity.