Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I have decided to change the name of my blog from my weight loss journal to the title you see above, "Clay in the Hands of the Potter". In the past few months, it seems there have been so many changes in my life that it is hardly recognizable as the same life! Of course, this is ridiculous, it is very much the same life, but there are some very big differences. I truly feel like clay in the hands of THE Potter, continually being molded and shaped, changed and improved (I hope), and I must remain pliable in His hands so that I can become exactly what He wants me to be.

I have been thinking for days and days, not sure how long, of what the name of this should be. I felt like with the old name there was just too much focus on my weight. I will still talk about what I am doing and my progress, and will include pics, but many times I just want to talk or share pictures, and I feel like it's not right because I'm supposed to be talking about my weight. My weight is only one part of me, and I don't want it to be the most important part. The most important parts of my life are Jesus, my family, my ministry, and my friends. My body, my self-image, my weight, are way, way down the list, or at least they should be! I have had times since I have had this blog that my body has been my main focus, and I would think constantly about what I would eat next, what exercise was next, etc. Then, if I didn't have an update or if I hadn't eaten right or had not exercised, I felt like a failure. This is not the way I need to be! I want to be healthy because my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, I want to be healthy for me and for my family, and I want to live as long as possible to fulfil what purpose God has for my life.

So please, keep reading, keep commenting (I love to get your comments!). I will keep you all updated, but I just need you to know that my weight is not - and cannot be - my focus. Thanks so much to you all for your encouragement!


Michelle Bingham said...

Well, I have to say I love the new name and the look of your page. I know this will be a positive move for you and your journey through weight loss. Thanks for keepin it real!
Love ya!

Terri said...

I love the new name and the new look! I agree that it's a good change. :-)


Terri said...

April, I do have a question. Wasn't your name spelled Aprille before? Did you change it? It doesn't matter one way or the other but I thought I was having a senior moment!