Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The first day of 2009 for our family has been filled with excitement. After days of burning and itching lips I awoke to what looked like a botox treatment gone wrong. I have to say that if I had any desire for puffy lips that has now changed.

I thought about posting a picture of my large lovely lips with the caption: Look what I got for Christmas! Just the thought made me laugh--which made my lips hurt--so I decided against it.

After eating boiled shrimp and shrimp alfredo on several occasions this last week, choosing a crab cake burger at Ruby Tuesday's did me in yesterday. It's sad to think about life without shrimp, crab, scallops, and lobster. I don't put oysters or clams in the list because they are not favorites.

After a trip to the emergency room for a steroids shot I'm back at home pumped full of Benadryl. My children have found great humor in asking if I want shrimp for dinner tonight. Praise the Lord that salmon and catfish are not shellfish or I would just die!

Today begins 40 Days in the Gap with Mentoring Moments. If you haven't had a chance to read through this call to prayer and fasting check it out. In the coming days I will be writing on the power of fasting in the life of a believer. In some Christian circles fasting has become popular and faddish, focusing more on the process than the result in my opinion. Fasting is not about getting our way or following a legalistic formula. Fasting is a spiritual discipline that should be more than a once a year event but practiced throughout life. Whether you agree, disagree, or you're just curious I hope you'll join in the discussion.

1 comment:

Sista Staci said...

Hey Sweet Kellie!
So sorry you have puffy lips. Glad you have a good sense of humor.
I'll be doing a 40 day Daniel fast starting on Sunday. I totally believe in the power of fasting. I have faced many mountains this year that only moved through much prayer and fasting. I consider it an great opportunity to pull away from fast food, and fast food....ha ha - just trying to be funny...I hope that didn't hurt your lips!!
I love you!!
Praying for skinny lips!!
Happy New Year...and may I say - You're lookin' fine in 09!!
Sista Staci:)

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