Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pause





Pause. Let’s take a coffee break.
I want to give you all the chance to be a part of this challenge. I decided to take a coffee break with you so we can give others a chance to join the challenge.

If you have already begun the challenge you do not have to stop! In fact, continue.
For those of you who haven’t joined. I will give you till May 5th to join. There is space for 30 people. 
We will begin on May 6th. All you have to do is send me an email at lilbitofgrace.blogspot@gmail.com with your name, address, date of birth, and telephone number. I will be sending you emails along with encouraging memos to keep you going for the next 30 days.

How will you spend these 30 days? The answer is you will take 7 minutes a day to do something you enjoy.  I am convinced that 7 minutes a day doing something positive will change your life.

I also want to hear how these days are going for you. Is it hard? Is it easy? Do you find it rewarding? Are there things that need to change in order to make this happen?

After the 30 days are up, you will receive a gift from me! You will receive a beautiful mug with your name on it. I will paint your name on it with an encouraging message.  This will serve as a symbol to your completion of the 30 days.  I am so excited to have fun with you!

Below are some girls who have already signed up. I encourage you all to get to know one another. You can email each other or even Facebook one another. There is power in accountability.

“Where two or more are gathered, there you will be” – The Bible

Nicole Marie Castrillon

Laura Louis

Talicia – Lane Chang 

Bryan Torres

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day One - Minutes at the Gym


Hello everyone! 

Today I spent 40 minutes at the gym. I met an incredible trainer who gave me a ton of knowledge on what to eat and how to exercise. 

Today was the first day I committed to this new routine and it was the first time I left a gym feeling great about myself. 

What did you do?

Day One



Last night I challenged all of my readers to accept a 30 day task. I proposed that if everyone did one activity that they enjoy for at least 7 minutes each day, for 30 days then at the end of the challenge I would mail my readers a gift.


Because I want to hear from you all I have decided to make this challenge a bit more personal. I decided to have a closed group of about 30 people. All 30 people will daily receive my entries by email. I will share with you daily inspirational quotes and messages that will keep you going for the days ahead. I also will share with you my own activities and how my 7 minutes a day are impacting my life.


When day 30 comes all who are faithful will get a gift from me. I am still deciding on what the gift will be. I promise it will be worth your while!


If you are interested in this 30 day challenge please email me at lilbitofgrace.blogspot@gmail.com
Enter your full name, date of birth, email, and phone number and we you will get started!


Remember all you need is 7 minutes a day and maybe 5 more minutes to give me an update on how your 30 days are going.To update me please visit  my blog site at lilbitofgrace.blosgpot.com and click the link that says Your Story. Please write your feedback in the comment box. 

I am excited folks and I can’t wait to see the miracles that are going to take place in these next 30 days. 

 Good Luck!

Monday, April 28, 2014

30 Day Challenge




This past weekend I spent some time watching a few videos on Ted Talks. For any of you who do no not know what Ted Talks is, its almost like YouTube. The website has videos that are similar to YouTube videos only they are a little more on the scholarly side. Professors, experts, and more host conferences to speak about a topic that they want the public to become knowledgeable of. These topics range from biochemistry, to psychology, to engineering and more. Anyway, this past weekend I was watching a video on Ted Talks. The speaker who spoke for one of the conferences was educating the public on a study that scientifically proved that if a person spends 7 minutes a day doing something they love then his or her life span will increase and that person will live longer than the individual who did not spend 7 minutes a day doing something they cherish. 


I have never done anything like this before at Lil Bit of grace before  but, I am compelled to start now. For the next 30 days I want to embark on a journey with you. I want to challenge you to take the next 30 days and spend at minimum 7 minutes a each day doing something you enjoy. It can be anything. Next, I want you to post what you spent your time doing and how it made you feel. I will give everyone a chance to participate. At the end of the 30 days each person who participated will receive a gift from me! I too will be posting  my 7 minute activities each day.  I invite you to join me in this journey! I hope it will bless you and give you new perspective! 

Babies Life Marriage and Dreams

It’s been a while since I have posted an entry. Sorry about that! I am here now and I am ready to share one of my deepest longings with you. Before I share my dream with you I want to give you an idea of what little girls dream about. Maybe you already know. Little girls dream of white dresses, bridesmaids, a beautiful wedding, husband and kids.


When I was a little girl I had friend named Noemi. Noemi and I always longed to have boyfriends. She and I would always play house, we imagined ourselves with significant others, kids, and cars. Noemi had an imaginary boyfriend and I, well, I had an imaginary husband.  While some girls dreamed of having boyfriends and first dates, I dreamed of having a husband, kids, and a beautiful house.  I wanted to know at age eight whom I would spend the rest of my life with. (It may have had something to do with my upbringing. I grew up in a Christian home and it was taught that dating was supposed to always lead to something serious.) However, I can’t help but think I had a genuine interest in really knowing who would be in my future! Don’t get me wrong, I am career oriented, I love my independence and I have learned the art of casual dating. However, deep down inside I still have those “little girl dreams”.  

I am now 27 and while I am grateful that I have 3 more years till I hit 30 a huge part of me feels like 30 is around the corner. I have become the Marry Poppins of today, (minus the big bag filled with all kinds of necessities). All of my friends count on me to babysit if they ever need a babysitter; they know they can count on me because they know that I love children and they know that I love to spend time with their children. And while I have so much fun doing this I can’t help but wonder “when will it be my turn”? Just yesterday I was doing some soul searching and I figured I was still too immature to be a wife and a mother. I have a lot of growing to do before that time comes and I also have a lot more things to enjoy before that day comes.  Anyway, today, as I was grabbing some breakfast I was overwhelmed with concern. I thought to myself “I am getting old; I have got to get this right.” I am relieved to say that I chilled out a little after I read a blog post from my friend Rae and he soon to be husband Shin. (You can find them at www.allotherground.com) Their entry was so relieving. I am always encouraged when I hear stories of triumph with a touch of truth. I feel refreshed to know that imperfect people get the desires of their hearts. I am also refreshed to know that they don’t fulfill their dreams because they did it right, their dreams were fulfilled because they kept their eyes on God and they fought hard to maintain a love that at any point could go sour. They fought for each other because they knew that God first loved them.


It is amazing to witness how one is transformed by the love of God. It is amazing to know that people can love others and while people love imperfectly, God’s grace is enough for them. I can rest knowing that I don’t have to achieve perfection in order to one day have all my dreams come true. Marriage, life, and babies are not perfect. Reality is that families have issues and not everything is the color of roses. However, God is faithful and his grace is enough for me. One day that dream will come true, but for now I will enjoy the gift of singleness and all the adventures that come along with it. Yea, I plan on doing so.