An Awesome Tip I Use to Stay on My Fast

October 30, 2016 at 2:03 PM
  When My friends visit my apartment, they always get a kick out of the posters I have stuck up everywhere.  It’s a corrective thinking system I have used for years to help combat those negative thoughts that can just come up out of nowhere. Whether it be fasting or blowin... [More]

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The Grief of Ending My Fast

April 24, 2016 at 1:50 PM
After 16 days of fasting, in one hour I will end my fast and enter back into the land of eating. Normally this is an exciting time of anticipation. I think about how delicious the food will taste. Not today. Today I knelt and prayed, and for no reason I can explain, started to cry. Between great sob... [More]

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Find a Place to Pray Out Loud (Fasting Day 16)

April 24, 2016 at 7:19 AM
   I feel sorry for my inner city friends who have a hard time finding a place outdoors to pray out loud. I hate praying in my head. Maybe I have less faith that God can hear a silent prayer than one that can be heard by trees and sunshine. When it's just in my head the prayer feels unfor... [More]

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Fasting Motive Exposed

April 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM
It was around 7 pm and I was deep into the fasting and detox state. I knew that if didn’t turn the TV off and get into some real food, like the bible, I was going to fail. I felt weak and emotionally stretched. The image of me reclining in my Lazyboy and watching mindless TV was the only thing... [More]

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Fasting High (Day 9)

April 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM
Woke this morning greeted by a feeling of joy and anticipation. Ah, there it is. Finally. It’s been a rough eight-day go to get here but it’s sure worth the battle. A big part of finding that fasting high is to get the fast locked in. If I have not fasted for awhile or have let my eatin... [More]

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Fasting Failure

April 10, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Yesterday, day 3 on my juice fast, and it started well. Bible verses were going down like fine wine. Prayer was not one-sided. It was a Saturday so I could spend my whole fasting day in solitude, not forced to tune the Spirit in and out between tasks. I had, staring at the wall time, sitting and jus... [More]

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Fasting on Good Friday

March 25, 2016 at 2:56 PM
“. . . do this in remembrance of Me.” 1 Cor 1:24 I am spending Good Friday alone fasting for the sole purpose to remember. I will think of Jesus and the cross. I think about Jesus a lot. We are in a relationship together. But usually when I do, it’s how I am failing my side of t... [More]

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My 2016 New Years Resolution: More Pain

January 17, 2016 at 2:33 PM
“Saying no will actually create time, one of the most valuable resources we have been given by God. And with this extra time I have painfully carved out, I can then start to say yes to purposeful living.”   At the end of a busy year I hear so many of my friends say, “I cannot... [More]

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Go Where The Most Emotional Resistance Is

May 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  I got this title the other night while lying in bed thinking about how routine and forgettable my day was.  I realized while lying there looking up at stucco, that all my most memorial times—days that will never be forgotten—was when I decided to do something even though it ... [More]

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Overwhelming Desire to Eat While Fasting

April 5, 2015 at 12:47 PM
I have been fasting for two weeks. Today after coming home from a very long and boisterous Church service, I walked through the door to my apartment and had this intense desire to eat. The hunger was so overpowering it honestly reminded of sexual lust. Crackers and cream cheese with a naked green ol... [More]

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