How To Make A Bagel (7 easy steps)

  1. Cut bagel in half.
  2. Put bagel in toaster for 1-2 minutes. (lightly toast it…be careful not to burn!)
  3. Get cream cheese out of the fridge.
  4. Stare in utter disappointment at the empty container.empty
  5. Rejoice because you’ve lived with these two boys & handsome man of your dreams for so long you’re prepared for moments like this.
  6. Grab the bigger container of cream cheese you bought yesterday as a back up plan & spread on the AWESOMENESS.
  7. Enjoy bagel!












consistencyConsistency…this is difficult for me. I have the best intentions when I start something new but I can’t stick with it.

A few years ago I bought the Insanity workout DVD’s and consistently followed the schedule for 2 1/2 weeks. Unfortunately, due to “poor form” I injured my ankle so I had to take a break. I never got back into it after that.

The problem affects all areas of my life. Family, work, church, friends, etc. I think deep down I know what the problem is.


Why is it so DIFFICULT to control ourselves? Maybe that’s why life tends to be harder for me. The Bible says we are unprotected due to our lack of self-control.

“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)

That makes sense. If I controlled my impulsive desires and actually did the things that were beneficial to a healthy lifestyle being consistent would be easier.