The more I get involved in ministry the more I realize how dangerous it is. The temptations to leave God are numerous, but they’re often so subtle we don’t realize we’re leaving Him until the day we wake up and think, Why am I not feeling close to God these days? That’s the question I […]
Picture this. You just finished the laundry, and all of a sudden you notice the yummy cookies in the cupboard next to the washing machine. It’s not lunch, you’re not hungry, and yet those cookies are calling out your name. What are you going to tell them?
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you know I’ve decided to continue writing Bible study blogs like the series I just finished on weight loss. The next one I’d like to do is on the temptations of ministry. I’ll try to have a general post on each temptation with ideas of how to fight it […]
Don’t you hate it when everyone around you is on their fourth piece of pizza, and you’re sitting there with a salad on your plate? Somehow, it seems unfair. If they get four pieces of pizza, we should get four pieces of pizza. So we sit there feeling deprived until we can’t stand it any longer. […]
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wait around on a boring old diet to lose weight at the rate of one pound per week. I want it to be FAST, EASY, and FUN. So when I step on the scale after being faithful to my boundaries for ONE WHOLE WEEK and […]
I really should have called this category “yummy food eating.” It’s the type of eating we do when we see a pan of lemon bars sitting on the counter as we pass through the kitchen. We’re not hungry. We’re not upset. We’re just eating because it tastes good. Good Food Eating is similar to indulgent […]
Have you ever thought, I’ll never get over this, I’ll be struggling with my weight ’til the day I die? I used to think that.
You’ve seen the headlines: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight! How I Lost 20 Pounds in Just 3 Weeks! Eat All You Want and Lose! Combine those headlines with our American belief that life should be easy, and we have a recipe for a lifelong problem with weight. Why? Because we want and expect weight […]
As I’ve been writing these Bible studies and journal questions for eating, it’s occurring to me that most of them would also work well for overcoming other bad habits. So if you don’t struggle with eating, and want to work on another bad habit, just go back to Day 1 of the Bible study and […]
The telltale sign of emotional eating is that you feel driven to eat. You don’t just see a brownie on the counter and want it; you go looking for the brownie because you need it. Sometimes it’s a desperate feeling – you need that chocolate right now – and sometimes it’s just a case of […]