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A God of Yes

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The promises of God in him are yea…. (II Cor. 1:20) I squatted down and looked the annoying, whining child in the eye. “If you are going to stay with me, we need to get something straight,” I told him […]

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Positive Thinking? Here’s Something Better

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Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.  Prov. 16:3 Everyone tells you to think positive thoughts. I’ve tried to do that when I was down, but it didn’t work.  I knew I was lying!  You […]

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Look Higher

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Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2) Can’t stop thinking about food?  Maybe that’s a signal to you that you need to change your focus.  The more you set your sights on the Lord […]

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Have a Good Day — Here’s How!

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For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue rom evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.  I Peter 3:10 “I hate my life.” No, not me.  I’m quoting.  I heard someone […]

Praying Crumpled Prayers

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A crumpled check is still good money, if the signature is on it. So is a crumpled prayer, if Jesus name is really on it. -J. Piper Is it okay to pray for help on your weight loss journey?  God […]

H.A.L.T. — Don’t Get Too Tired

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Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely — and don’t get too tired.  That’s a hard one if you are a busy person with a lot of responsibilities.  It’s also difficult advice to follow when you have a low […]

What’s In That Hole?

posted by sbrown

The numbers on the scale don’t measure the distance between you and God.  They just tell how much gravity is pulling on you.  Don’t lose sight of that! But, it is true that food can become an idol and an […]

What the Scale DOESN’T Measure

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I picked up the dog-eared old book from the pile I was sorting.  I hadn’t read it in years, but I remembered it well. It made me feel miserable. It was all about how fat was a spiritual problem and […]

Trust Me and Swallow

posted by sbrown

Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.   Job 13:15 “This stuff is nasty,” my daughter Becky groaned. “Do I have to take it?” “Trust me and swallow,” I replied as I maneuvered the spoonful of medicine into […]

The “Dirty Spot” Law

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Why would the church deacons look under my bed? Why did my dinner guests troop into the bathroom to examine the tub? There was no logical reason,  unless you factor in the dirty spot law. This law is more certain […]

Let’s Find YOU Then Find You a Plan

posted by sbrown

Why is it so hard for you to stick to a plan when your friends seem to be having all kinds of success without much drama at all?  Chances are it isn’t in your genes, but in your personality. Personality?  […]

Help and Deliverance

posted by sbrown

And the Lord shall help them and deliver them.  Psalm 37:40 I’ve been there, too, folks. I’ve felt like I was in bondage to food and that my body was my ball and chain.  Here it is — the Dieter’s […]

Not Begging for Bread

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I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.   Psalm 37:25 Well, I’ve seen folks begging for bread — but not because they were starving and actually […]

Help in Time of Famine

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The Lord knoweth the days of the upright….and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.  Psalm 37: 18a and 19b Having a tough day?  The Lord knows all about it and gives a special promise. He will satisfy […]

A Slump Time Prayer

posted by sbrown

Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.   Ps. 17:5 Sometimes a healthy eating plan seems like a slippery slope, doesn’t it?  It’s so easy to slide into bad habits and to make poor choices.  […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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