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Happy Thanksgiving!

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TODAY’S little STEP: Enjoy family and friends this Canadian Thanksgiving Day!  Let’s continue to thank our Great God for all the blessings He has given to us!

 

 

 

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How God gave me an attitude adjustment!

Do you need an attitude adjustment? I did! Three little girls from Uganda helped me realize that.

Our Church hosted the African Children’s Choir from Uganda. We had three beautiful little girls and their fun choir leader stay with us. I learned so much from our time together.

Especially when a 2-day visit turned into 6 days! I learned about Uganda and what life is like there. I learned some words in Luganda.

But the most important thing I learned was that I had a bad attitude and it needed to change.

I’m very task oriented and I always have a to-do list on the go. I had my own plans for that week but God changed all of them.

God wanted me to spend my precious time on His little ones.

I planned for a 2-night stay. I was excited as I cleaned my house, changed the beds and bought groceries. Then we got word that it would be 3 nights instead.

My heart attitude wasn’t good. I thought about all the tasks I wouldn’t get done.

Then our little guests arrived and thanked us for everything. They thanked us after every meal, every car ride and every task done for them. The thanks were often given with a hug.

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African Children’s Choir guests

It was a pleasure to serve them because they appreciated it so much!

Then God brought this verse to my mind. ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40

This was my assignment from the God of the Universe.

He wanted me to care for these little ones.

I could do it begrudgingly or enter into it and give it my all.

Once I realized that this was my short-term mission trip I focused on the girls and their choir leader.

They were more important than anything on my to-do list!

It was pleasure to serve the girls and share our home. We had a picnic in the park and ate chicken nuggets and French fries from MacDonald’s, a rare treat for them.

We read books, made craft projects and played games and learned some good jokes. The choir leader cooked us all a delicious African supper.

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Bedtime stories!

I had so much fun reading the little girls a bedtime story and tucking them in each night!

We took them to our cottage. As we drove I tried to explain that we had another little house, which we lived in for part of year. I felt ridiculously blessed!

It was an evening of fun food, swimming, playing games and a campfire complete with marshmallows.

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Cold water!

I watched the girls run and play and get louder and louder throughout the evening. That was when I knew they were really comfortable and were being healthy noisy little girls!

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Everyone likes marshmallows!

By the end of the 6 days I had 3 little girls and their chaperone tucked into a special spot in my heart. I was blessed by serving them. I will reminisce about their thankfulness, their smiles and their lovely voices. They will be in my prayers.

I will always remember that week in September when God asked me to put aside my plans and brought me a special assignment. God sent 3 little girls to give me an attitude adjustment.

Just like the little girls I hope to be thankful to all the people who help and serve me.

I will remember that people are always more important than my to-do list!

TODAY’S little STEP: Be open to special assignments that God sends your way. When you accept the assignment you will be blessed!

If the African Children’s Choir comes to your city be sure to go see them!

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Happy Spring

I love spring!  It’s my favourite time of the year!

Our snow finally disappears and everything comes to life.

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spring beauty

I took some pictures when we were at the cottage this weekend.

I am always excited when I see tiny shoots breaking through.

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Tiny shoots breaking through

I am reminded of a verse my Mom quotes this time of year.

“When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground”. Psalm 104:30

English Standard Version

We have a little brook right beside us.

 It’s so relaxing to hear the water trickling over the rocks.

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little brook

We enjoyed a long weekend at the cottage.

We spent time with family and friends enjoying God’s wonderful creation.

I love to look at the lake.

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cottage view

TODAY’S little STEP:  Enjoy this  delightful spring weather and stop for a minute to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation! It’s a wonderful gift!

I need help only you can give!

Hi friend! It’s so nice to see you again today. I know that time is one of our most valued commodities, thanks for taking some of your precious time to read this.

Yesterday at Church I was challenged by this statement, “there are things that need to change for us to move forward”. This statement really spoke to my heart regarding my Blog. I feel like I am at a pivotal point with my Blog.

I want to be the friend who speaks words of truth, encouragement and wisdom to you. A friend that challenges. A friend that supports. A friend that points you to God.

I need your help to best know how to meet your needs.

Could you please answer a couple of questions for me?

  1. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to getting healthy?

  2. What kind of posts do you like best? A) nutrition/recipes B) exercise ideas C) power of our thoughts D) devotional – spiritual growth E) everyday fashion/color choices

  3. What Camp are you currently at? A) Base Camp B) Camp #2 C) Camp #3 D) Camp #4 E) no camp, but enjoy reading

  4. How do you prefer to learn? A) watching B) listening C) reading d) doing

  5. Would you watch videos if available? Yes/No

  6. If I were to offer a product like a 10 $ EBook, would you buy it? Yes/No

  7. Do you have an accountability partner? Yes/No

  8. What topics would you like to learn about?

You can answer on Facebook. Or click at the top left, where it says  leave a reply and it will take you to a box that says, ‘join the conversation please’. You can enter your answers there. Or if that doesn’t work you can email me at don.dixie@icloud.com.

This blog exists to encourage you in your quest to get healthy and well.

Let’s work together to empower and equip you to climb the Mountain of Health and Well-Being!

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For all of you who respond your names will be entered into a draw for one of Danna Demetre’s Healthy Self Talk CDs. The CD is grounded in Biblical truth and set to music. It will help transform your thinking dramatically. 

In a few weeks I will announce the winner!

TODAY’S little STEP:   Please give Dixie feedback and answer the questions! Your input matters! Thanks in advance for your help.

Please sign up to receive my posts through email. I want to empower, equip, encourage and inspire you to keep climbing the Mountain of Health and Well-being one little step at a time!

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One year! We did it together!

I wanted to thank you for letting me speak into your life every week.

I consider it an  honour and I do not take it lightly.

Thank you if you receive this as an email.  I am very excited when I see someone has signed up!

Thank you if you see this on Facebook and share it with your friends! That is one of the nicest compliments you can give me!

Thank you for your comments.  I still feel like a beginner and your  comments are so encouraging for me!

I started this blog a year ago and it has been an amazing learning experience!  With God’s power I worked through the technology stuff and was able to post every week!  God has been at work!  I had no idea how many people would actually visit and read this blog and God blessed me more than I had hoped!  There have been 1600 visitors to this site!

Before I write and post I think of you.  You, my reader, are in my daily prayers.  I pray that our Great God will be at work in your life.  I pray you will be encouraged as you take little steps to be healthy.  I pray you will access God’s power and feel His love. I pray  God uses my words to encourage you and bring you closer to Him.

  Thanks for climbing the Mountain of Health and Well-being with me!  Let’s keep climbing together and see what our Great God does!

TODAY’S little STEP:

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