Hi Jubilee - the above link will show you how many different kinds of tomatoes there are. Amazing, huh?
And no, I won't forget you next time! But I think I'm going to quit making lists.
I'm glad you are feeling good and eating good and I hope that continues! I will pray for you that the Lord's will be done in the issue you are dealing with. God is faithful, He will be with you through whatever you are going through.
To answer your question, can I say all of the above? I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I will say that I don't have anything in the house that is McD illegal, but there are some legal higher fat things like raw nut trail mix (which is supposed to be off limits to me and the hubby but Ok for my boys), and I do have 2 containers of soy ice cream in the freezer for this weekend because it is hot! But with the ice cream, just 1 TBS. of a taste will satisfy me. I don't handle sugar well - gives me the shakes and headaches.
In regards to prayer - I find that I must start each morning with the Word of God, then I confess any sin in my life, and then praise God for who He is and for all His blessings, and then present my requests to Him. Sin in my heart immediately puts a wall between me and God and I can sense the distance. I'm trying to be very sensitive about watching my thoughts and attitudes, and confessing wrong ones right away, before they develop into wrong words. Hope this all makes sense! I have been seeing God answer many prayers for little things that come up on a daily basis, and some prayers I have been praying for years and am having to be patient and trust God for the outcome with those.
Now I have a prayer request - my back is killing me!!! I kind of twitched/jerked awake from a sound sleep yesterday morning, and had a sharp pain go all the way through my lower back. This morning I was feeling better so I decided to do a 3 mile run. Bad idea. My back is screaming at me now. Could you pray the pain will go away? Thanks!!
Blessings to everyone and enjoy the day that the Lord has made.
I am praying for your comfort, Luv.
In regard to back pain, I will share this with you. I finally decided to go to the hospital in December of last year after my pain was so great that I missed a class. I think I was having back spasms and suspect that is what your have been experiencing. I could not get comfortable in bed, standing or walking. I could sit in certain positions and be comfortable for a while. I was quite miserable.
The doctor ordered a CT and I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DJD). As I learned more about this, mainly from the Internet, I was relieved to know that people often get better spontaneously! I took three days of PT at the hospital but I was still uncomfortable in bed knowing that I needed bed rest (strict bed rest according to one doctor). So I did not spend much time in bed. Over the next few weeks, I gradually felt better and better and after I was comfortable in bed and could spend about eight hours/day there, it seemed that I got much better. This pain lasted about a month. Since then I have been virtually pain free and I am so grateful!
The reason I am telling you this is that back pain is often mysterious. Conservative measures (PT, massage, gentle stretching, bed rest etc.) over time can often provide relief. So try not to do too much! Be gentle with yourself. I hope you will soon be feeling much better.