Drainage ditch

When I was eleven, my dad bought two acres of land from my uncle, family land in Central High, Oklahoma. It’s where I would spend the next seven years of my life. I would often take walks on the larger section of family land our two acres bordered. My favorite place to visit was an…

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…

Testimony: A new daughter

Continued from Testimony: My Ministry. In 2012, I reached a low point. My weight was piling on quickly and soon I was well above 400 pounds again. My friend Mike shared his concerns that I was dealing with depression. I sought professional help. Part of my depression stemmed from loneliness. I started to break out…

Sleep, eat, exercise

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. – Psalm 127:2 ESV Sleep first. Then eat. Then exercise. A few times on this weight loss journey I have experienced lows, lows in energy, in self esteem,…

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…