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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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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