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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I Don’t Feel Like Fasting This Weekend

June 29, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Yesterday was the beginning of the long weekend, I was packed and an hour up the road to visit a friend, anticipating some much needed R and R after weeks of working overtime, when the call to fast came. And not just fast, but solitude, prayer alone in my apartment with internet and cell phone turne... [More]

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Weight Loss Always Includes the Pain of Detox

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]

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How To Go From Skinny Kid To Fat Adult Without Even Trying

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]

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If You Think Weight Loss Is Easy, Try Again. And Again. And Again.

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]

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The Big Bad God-Monster

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]

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A Compartmentalized Life Is Fattening

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]

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My 2013 News Year’s Resolution

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]

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Too Much Solitude and Not Enough Community

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]

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Fasting Is More Important Than My To Do Lists

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]

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