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Transformation That Has Nothing to Do With Pallets


The internet is ablaze with talented, creative people who take junk and turn it into useful, funky things.

Take one of my favorite bloggers, Karianne, from Thistlewood Farms. Yesterday, she revealed the so-cute table she made from 4 old table legs and a pallet.

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So clever, Karianne!

I'm trying to do some transformation of my own.

I'm on day 50 of 21 Days to a Better Yoga Body. Sadie is pushing me through some powerful yoga moves that promise to strengthen my core and help me get rid of the "pod" that has settled on my belly.


I may never be able to do this scorpion pose-can you imagine?-but, I would like to be as fit and flexible as I can be.


Or should I say, "Namaste?"

Which leads us to the important question of the morning.......

What do you do when you need to make some small changes or maybe some big ones because your life is a flat-out mess?

Go into denial?
Bury your head in the sand?
Blame everyone but yourself?

Eat a dozen cookies straight from the oven while they are still gooey and warm?
Oh. Wait a minute. That's me.

A wise woman once said, "In order to change things, you have to do things differently."

Duh. Why didn't I think of that?

As a Christian, I doubt if God is too concerned about my flabby belly, but he is concerned about my flabby heart. I am so thankful that he can take my failures, and self-condemnation, and ugliness and REALLY transform me from the inside out.

Scripture tells us in this translation from The Message.
Romans 12:2
  So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. 

That is change I can believe in and will do me more good than flat abs ever will.

What about you?
Are you working on any changes in your own life? Care to share your tips? 

Thanks in advance, you smart people!



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