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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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Wisdom is Falling Down and Getting Up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In an interview for our movie, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” I conducted with V.Rev. John McGuckin in Egypt, at St. Antony’s Monasery, the spiritual master, Father Lazarus (perfect name for him), said, “Wisdom has to be something you live, […]

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Hard Work!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A few years back our son, so excited to be on his high school varsity basketball team in his senior year, finally explained to me what the team cheered over and over. I’d heard it from their huddle a million […]

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Gastric Bypass for Diabetes & Weight Loss?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve written about gastric bypass surgery before.  I’m against it — it’s dangerous!  You hear a lot about the wonders of drastic, dramatic weight loss from it, and see ads for it all over, but what you don’t hear are […]

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It Takes Dedication

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are so many get thin quick diets out there, and we all know that losing weight and getting thinner is anything but quick, right? We did not put the fat on fast. It took time. Years in many instances. […]

Is It Me, Or Is “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Not Funny?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve occasionally run into the Big hit TV show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” while channel surfing. People send in their videos, and millions of people laugh at them. It’s mostly scenes of people hurting themselves, such as a guynon a […]

When Pleasure Causes Pain

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Interestingly enough, there are times when pleasurable activities really cause us pain. There are of course many instances of this, but let me go over a really clear pleasure/pain case study with you today. I know a nice lady in […]

Think of What We’re Doing to the World, and Ourselves

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, I’m not feeling well again today, and admittedly a bit cranky, but gosh, I’m watching the morning news right now as I write, and I’m not only upset, I’m really worried. This situation in Japan, with the four nuclear […]

Time to Recover

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve posted very late today, as I have been a bit under the weather. After working so hard, and under a lot of stress, I have had a sinus problem turn in to an infection. I went to the doctor, […]

RIP Ronald McDonald

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hard to believe but McDonalds has killed off their kiddie mascot, Ronald McDonald and his fatty, salty cohorts Mayor McCheese and the Hamburgular. They relalize that marketing to kids isn’t as lucrative as selling coffee gourmet drinks to adults clearly […]

Spring Has Sprung!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. It’s so delightful, and so welcome. Oh how I need some warmer weather. Oh how I want to see the beautiful spring flowers – the crocus (already coming in), the daffodils (the green […]

A Day of Rest

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The Bible says in Genesis that God created everything, but then he took a rest on the seventh day.  I’m going to do that, too.  Not create!  God did that, and I certainly can’t create much, myself.  I’m going to […]

What Would You Do If a Nuclear Reactor Exploded Near You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The events recently in Japan are very alarming. First, the earthquake and the resultant Tsunami were devastating, and so tragic. We are seeing pictures of whole towns and cities destroyed. Families missing, loved ones killed. Oh so horrible. Now, though, […]

Lose Weight with God’s Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The best way I know to lose weight is to ask God for help. Let go of all the worries, fears, and anxieties you may have, which may be causing you to over eat and be sedentary. Give them to […]

A Moving Morning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, right now, I’m not quite ready for my daily hourly workout.  I have some deadlines to answer (including writing today’s blog!), and some plans I want to accomplish right away. So I put on the radio to a […]

An Old Stiff Body? No Way!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I remember as a child visiting the “old folks,” my Great Aunt and Great Uncle, my Grandmother, even my parents, who I thought acted very old.  I remember that they didn’t move very much.  I’d be up and about, dancing […]

Join Us in Nightly Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tonight we begin an experiment in group prayer.  We’re praying the Jesus Prayer together on Twitter each night.  Join our group @Jesusmysteries, then join us at 10pm (Eastern time) and recite the Jesus Prayer out loud and in text, ending […]

Let Us Pray

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With the news of the severe earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan, I am moved to pray for the victims and for the survivors. Please join me. God,I witness a small part of your infinite Creation and know […]

Recipe: Green, Green, Green

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is what we are having for dinner tonight. Three kinds of green vegetables. No “greens” as in leafy kind. Greens in other ways. Tis is the kind of dish that your can really eat a lot of, with no […]

The HCG “Hormone Diet”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s all abuzz – you’ve probably heard about the hCG or “hormone diet.”  If not, there’s a book out, injections available, many doctors are talking about it, as are bloggers and reporters.  I think the hCG/hormone diet is just another […]

Recipe: A Gumbo Feast for Mardi Gras and Lent that Isn’t Fat Tuesday!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s my recipe for an authentic Seafood Gumbo, without meat, and not fattening.  You’ll swear you’re in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but this won’t make you fat!  Have it anytime, and during Lent, too, as it contains no meat.  […]

Love the Workout!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

Eating God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, I’m aware of the wonderful idea and reality that God is inside me, and inside you.  Of the infinite treasures to be found in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, records of the teachings of […]

Recipes for Nighttime Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As nighttime eating is a difficult problem for me and many of our readers, I have some suggestions.  A lot of experts say just “don’t eat at night,” or “never eat after 8pm,” but a lot of folks just have […]

The Sadness of Charlie Sheen’s Addiction

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Of course, a public celebrity seeks publicity. It is their job, and even sometimes their obsession to get a lot of attention in the press and in the media. It seems that this is the case with Charlie Sheen, the […]

If You Want to be Loved, Be Loving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, let’s expand on a technique I’ve learned for offering love to others, in a way that they need — listening. We live in a world that is very fast paced, and getting faster every minute.  Many of us are […]

Previous Posts

Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet ...

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
It’s not just how much we eat, it’s WHAT we eat that affects our weight.  Those who eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains gain less weight, and maintain weight loss better than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates, potatoes, ...

posted 3:28:20pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our ...

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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