April 5, 2013 at 5:54 AM
If there is a diet program that promises pain-fee weight loss, don’t believe them. There will always be the pain of hunger and craving, which will resurrect deeper emotional pain. But there is another discomfort everyone forgets: detoxification, and that can be even worse than hunger. Foggy mi... [More]
April 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM
No kid says to themselves, “When I grow up I want to be fat just like my dad.” So how does it happen? The answer struck me last night about an hour before bedtime, when I started craving something sweat in a bad way.
April 1st I decided to lose 15 pounds that has accumulated over ... [More]
April 2, 2013 at 8:31 AM
No one I have ever met wants to be overweight. “Look at this beautiful belly—touch it, it’s so soft and smooth. My jeans are too lose, time to starting beefing up.” No one talks like that. Americans are considered some of the most body-conscious people in the world, yet over ... [More]
March 20, 2013 at 6:44 AM
I had some early morning thoughts about this whole JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST thing. It was bugging me in a bad way. For some of us who have been weaned on oppressive religion, where an unhealthy fear of God’s judgement was used as a whipping-rod to subdue the unruly child within, the imagery of... [More]
March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM
“How do you integrate weight loss goals with your everyday lifestyle? You are not going to like the answer.” [More]
December 31, 2012 at 6:45 AM
“So here’s the thing. I will be somewhere one year from today. Instead of just letting life happen, I plan on having a say about where that somewhere will be.”
I’m one of the few people that take their new year’s resolutions seriously. So seriously, that I will s... [More]
December 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM
I have no doubt in my mind that I am to do this. How detailed is another matter. As detailed as need be for you to understand where I have been. It’s easy to fall prey to a type of exhibitionism or hide behind the broad strokes of theological generalization. I will attempt to avoid both.
As m... [More]
October 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM
“No matter how much I fast in solitude, no matter how deep I go within myself, my personal growth will be stunted, even mutated, if I detach from other Christians and, as I have done many times, try to go it alone.”
Most people are rarely alone for 5 minutes, life is chocked full ... [More]
September 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM
“If your life feels empty and mechanical, then don’t wait until everything is crossed off your list of To Does before fasting.”
I Just moved and have three To Do Lists.
Change of Address to Do List
Business to Do List
New ... [More]
September 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM
"It felt like the beginning of my first fast, years ago. Vulnerably, fear, insecurity. I felt striped down, not in control of my life and environment. The idea of ever writing in this place seemed impossible."
I have not written anything for over two months. Knives, books, TV remote, ... [More]