The marshmallow test

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Decades ago, a Stanford University professor conducted a series of tests on delayed gratification. The tests involved children who were offered…

Hold fast

This past weekend I spent some time in prayer, meditation and planning to come up with a way for me to change my diet. In the end I decided to spend a week working on a low-carb diet. I started this past Sunday. It was probably not a good idea to start the diet on…

Meal Patterns

Meal patterning is an alternative to “dieting.” By meal patterning, I mean eating patterns chosen over a long period of time. My goal is to document everything I eat for two years. But the meal patterns I developed are intended to last a lifetime. While working on weight loss, I reduced calories from each meal….

Shall not hunger

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. – John 6:35 ESV This scripture always eluded me. What must it be like to not hunger? In 2003, I raided my poor daughter Gabrielle’s Halloween candy store which her…

Dining in a rich country

When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. Proverbs 23:1-3 NIV The biggest challenge to dieting for me is being American. We eat off platters. We…