How To Survive Being A Messed Up Christian

May 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM
“Now that I am a Christian I do have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable.” C.S. Lewis I try to sort through the voices in my head—what’s the Spirit—what’s me, ... [More]

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How to reduce Jet Lag When Flying

April 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM
“My airport pee was always yellow and stinky. That’s not normal for me. Usually, my pee runs clean and clear like a mountain stream. Stinky yellow pee says it all.” I love the whole experience of flying. The energy at an airport reminds me a little of being at the gym. There is a ... [More]

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Why No One Makes New Year’s Resolutions Anymore

February 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM
“You will be somewhere one year from today. Why do so few feel like they have any say where that somewhere will be?”  I got some answers to that question when doing a survey at work a few weeks ago. I went around and asked about 30 teachers at my school a question. “If you ha... [More]

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The importance of Fitness Focus

October 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM
“If you do not take the time to establish and maintain a strong fitness focus, then when you are faced with those hundreds of little choices, you are going to take the easy way.” You have only so many hours in a day and unfortunately there’s not a dam thing you can do about that. ... [More]

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Try Doing Nothing For 40 Days

September 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM
“If I am honest, doing nothing is never nothing for me. It involves spiritual warfare with my demons, and the longer I put off that unhappy appointment, the worse the warfare can be.”  The first thing I do before crawling out of bed is start creating a mental to-do list. It’s... [More]

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Cannot afford to Juice Fast? Think Again

September 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM
This is a picture of a typical day’s worth of fruit and veggies I will juice during my fast. And yes, that is my kitchen sink. I’m going to do my best to break down the cost of what you are looking at. I think you will be surprised.  Keep in mind, I’m fasting in September whe... [More]

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The Detox Blues During Fasting

September 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM
"Who put kryptonite in my coffee?" Day five of a juice fast. Yesterday, I slugged out a full work day, add to that 4 hours of overtime, then got home and instead of throwing my weak-starved carcass on the sofa, I put on cycling tights, topped up my bike tires, grabbed green veggie juice and went ... [More]

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Why Does God Feel So Far Away Some Times?

August 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Let’s pretend for a moment, that there really is a devil. That unlike the dark force in Star Wars, evil is not inanimate, but embodied in a conscious being. And let’s stretch our imagination further and pretend that this being has other beings it controls, like demons. That these demons ... [More]

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Fasting Day 3 - Do Not Run From Depression

July 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM
In these last three days, I have experienced profound shifting emotions, from depression and loneliness to peace and joy. And during a fast, they can turn in a moment’s notice. Add to that, there is no escaping them. When a negative emotion comes on like cold rain, there is no shelter. I canno... [More]

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Fasting Day 2 - Finding Peace In A Busy City

July 1, 2013 at 6:04 AM
“I need to learn how to live in a busy, fun city and practice the discipline of fasting and solitude.” If you know me through my writing you would assume I’m an introvert—if you were a part of my circle of friends, you would know me as a funny, full on, extravert. The bigger... [More]

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