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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Biggest Loser

I'm a huge fan of the tv show Biggest Loser. I cry every single episode...cheering on the contestants!!! I love the cast & 2 trainers!! I have all their workout videos....I cringe to think what Jillian would say to me when I cheat on jumping jacks!!! Biggest Loser winner gets all kinds of prizes, but they worked off their bum *literally* to win!!
The biggest loser also has another side, another meaning. The signal is a big L in sign language on my forehead. Looosser!!! Its negative, its a put down, its a bad word.
As a follower of Jesus, many times during the day, I feel like both kinds of loser.
Kari = Biggest Loser
Days where I accomplish ALL my goals with energy, spunk & determination. Nothing can stop me. Give me any challenge or task & I'll give 110% I made the best dinner, no complaining about piles of laundry, energy to scrub & cuddle up with H to read.

Days where I fail. I lose. I set goals, but they don't happen. I feel like I've accomplished nothing. No energy, no spunk & a lack of determination. Naaaagging kids about unfinished chores, homework or dirty dishes. No 2 course meal, romance or time to take a shower.
I start beating myself up emotionally.....girl, you are the biggest loser!!!

Today, I feel like the big L. My energy is zapped (Zoie has the flu) and I'm just not at my game.
I am humbled. I believe and understand that without the grace God pours over me daily....I really am a big loser. Every day I wake up, I have choices to make. Every day is a renewal of my faith in Him. If I try to do things MY way, I lose. When I give my worries, fears, insecurities, failures, disappointments to God....He gives me His strength, His energy, His unfailing love.
Today, instead of *beating* myself up with negative thoughts, I want to focus my mind and heart to lean on Him.

My soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have *hope* Because of Your great love I am not consumed, for Your compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness! (Lamentations 3: 20-22)

Today I am the Biggest Loser! I win, because He wins!!
(look whats out my front door...happy spring!!)


  1. Thank you so much, Kari. God knew I needed to read this post today!

    I've followed your blog for a while now, but don't think I have introduced myself. You have a beautiful family and Zoie is amazing!

    The judge in ET should be hearing our case tonight while we sleep, so prayers are much appreciated!

  2. Mary, we will pray fervently that God hears your case & you pass #1st time. We had a little court drama, so I want to encourage you... God will not allow your precious child to stay in Ethiopia a second longer than He has planned. Rest tonight & do something for yourself to keep those crazyyyy butterlies calm:)))
    Please let me know how things go!!


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