Why I am walking away from social media for awhile

Why I am walking away from social media for awhile

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

A new knee for me last April and two new knees for my husband, one in September and one in November, as well as his heart procedure in February have depleted me. Not only that, but social media has drained me with rantings, ravings and hate like an unexpected sip of boiling hot coffee spewed in…..

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What to do when you have fallen off the diet? Or fallen the off the wagon? Is Quitting your only option?

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

If you have just joined us, perhaps you’d like to know I have written two posts about my weight loss journey. The first is my story of losing 64 pounds at age 63. The second is my food plan. You might want to read them first. Each week I will be blogging about what the Lord…..

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My Food Plan.

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

If you read my previous blog, My Big Fat Not So Fabulous Life, and if you are like me then you are dying to know more about my diet. You may be ready to start today. I am 63 years old and weighed 227 pounds in November of 2014 and now weigh 164 pounds. (Confession: Christmas set…..

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My Big Fat Not-So-Fabulous Life

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  6 comments  |  Following Him

She looked like she wanted to cry as she gazed at me, which gave the impression of compassion towards me, but those same eyes reflected her disgust too, as the corners of her eyes squinted slightly and her lips pursed together as if she was trying to disguise a bad taste in her mouth. She shook…..

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Take Courage

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

Do you need courage today? I don’t know about you, but if courage to face all the things in my life could be found in a smoothie I’d drink a gallon today! Facing life is sometimes hard. Facing life is sometimes exhausting. Facing life is sometimes daunting. But God tells us to, “Take courage!” My…..

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When things are not up to par…..

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  4 comments  |  Following Him

The last 18 months have been some of the busiest of my life. I’ve written a bible study, done retreats, written new messages, started a new online blog, and have seen the birth of two new grandsons and 2 new great grandsons. Time has slipped away from me in the busyness. Βethan via Compfight I don’t…..

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Finding shelter from the bombs of life…..

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  2 comments  |  Following Him

Bomb blasts shattered Boston today. Lives were lost. Limbs were lost. Bryan Burke via Compfight Perhaps your life was torn apart by another kind of bomb today.  Adultery. Divorce. Cancer. Loss of job or money. We like to think we are tough and invincible, but the truth is we are fragile and it doesn’t take…..

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If you have been broken….

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

It doesn’t take a second to be broken by the choices of others, by the words of others or the action of others. Rachel Titiriga via Compfight Know this: Broken people will break you. Why do we expect imperfect humans to be perfect and our perfect God to be imperfect? If you have been broken,…..

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If Jesus rose from the dead…everything is different!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

Below is a monologue I wrote and performed many years ago. I wrote it as if Mary, the mother of Jesus, is telling someone, early Sunday morning, what she witnessed on Friday, what she remembers about Jesus as a boy and what she thinks about hearing that Jesus rose from the dead. To hear the…..

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What’s so amazing about grace?

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  4 comments  |  Following Him

Dear Reader, I have a confession to make. I only understood part of God’s truth about grace. My misunderstanding kept me dwelling in fear for more years than I can count. If you struggle to understand grace; if you struggle with fear; if you struggle with worry, this post is for you. In Him, Debbie…..

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