In the Garden

Whew!  What a week with busy days, busier nights and a crazy busy weekend.  I’m ready for some down time. Are you getting enough down time? As an evangelical Christian, a daily quiet time is very important to my personal mental health.  On my reflections lately, I noticed a theme.  It comes from the Garden…

Rest

The most tired I have ever been in my life was at the end of a 30 day adventure in Thailand in 2008. I was still trying to adjust to the time change on the other side of the planet. And I had a 21 hour flight to suffer through. I remember very little from…

Weights and measures

Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s; All the weights in the bag are His work. – Proverbs 16:11 NKJV When many people ask me how I am losing so much weight, they ask with eager anticipation, as though I am about to reveal some dark, mysterious secret. When I say it’s because I measure…

Perfection

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. – Proverbs 14:4 NKJV Diets are breeding grounds for perfectionism. We tend to get virtually religious in our beliefs about what and when to eat. But the truth is, our bodies are so efficient that perfection tends…

Make yourself poor

Back in March I realized I could eat an enormous amount of food and not die immediately of overdose. I realized I was living like a king, eating king-sized meals, sleeping in a king-sized bed, wearing king-sized clothing; my clothing label was literally “King Size.” It became evident I was going to have to live…