First Day Eating After My 30 Day Fast

February 8, 2017 at 10:42 AM
“But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast." Luke 5:35 When I finally understood this verse I cried like a baby. Three years with the most remarkable, most alive, unpredictable human that ever walked this earth, it’s no wonder the d... [More]

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Fasting Day 26: How To Literally Feed Hunger Without Braking You Fast

February 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM
After fasting 40 days on water, Satan tempted Jesus to turn a delicious looking loaf-shaped stone into freshly baked bread. In the grips of hunger, Jesus responded, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Honestly, that has always been a... [More]

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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 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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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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Facing Emptiness While Fasting

April 4, 2015 at 11:23 AM
While writing this I am deep into a 4 day Easter fast and I’m forcing myself to be alone with no escapes. No TV, no talking on the phone, no surfing the web. I’m allowing myself to read, and of course prayer and meditation. I will go for walks in secluded places. That’s it. The fir... [More]

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Warning! Fasting Is Not Easy: Day 3

October 6, 2014 at 9:43 AM
These are the dog days of fasting. I don’t remember fasting being this hard twenty years ago. Morning three of fasting and I feel the weight of the day bearing down. There is a little detoxification, but it’s bearable. I’ve had worse days than this. I’m at work now; everythi... [More]

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Fasting Hunger

October 2, 2014 at 8:38 AM
“Fasting helps me stop, face that feeling, allowing it to pass, and then experiencing that wash of peace and purpose.” Unless you fast on a regular bases, it will be impossible for you to understand the deep, even overwhelming hunger I have to fast right now. I am starting a 14 day fast... [More]

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