I find doing a gratitude journal rather blasé, to be honest. It gets tedious. Not all of us have grandiose things happening to us each and every day – things that make us stop and say, “Wow”. You know, like winning the lottery, or going on a dream cruise for up to a month, or… Continue reading Gratitude Mondays
I stood shaking and trembling. My fists were clenched tight – I could feel my nails digging into the palm of my hand. I was huddled in a corner of a room that had lots of wooden shelves and a wooden floor. There was a huge wooden desk in the corner of the room. Next… Continue reading Evicting the Snake!
Reference here. Mentoring Letter 492 Fear – The Driver Behind ‘What If’ “If a man harbours any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.” Lloyd Douglas Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. “Keep… Continue reading Feel the Fear. And then do it anyway…
Who am I in Christ? I am fearfully and wonderfully made, with power, love and a sound mind. I am busy working through Dr Caroline Leaf’s 21 Day Detox programme. And I have tackled toxic thinking on various issues in my life, but the one I haven’t tackled yet – the big one, the major driving… Continue reading My 21 Day Detox!
DAY TWENTY: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30:15
Workout of the Day (WOD)
There’s something really important that I need to share with you! Never underestimate the power of rest. I hope you haven’t gotten this far in the journey only to think YOU are getting stronger, YOU are growing wiser, and in YOU, now you trust. Wow, that would just break my heart.
DAY NINETEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY
Let’s talk food again today. It’s one of our favorite subjects in modern-day America. It’s everywhere. Food is highly accessible for us and abundantly available. Yet we still have homeless and hungry people in America. Weird, huh? What’s that about?
It’s not about food, it’s about the heart.
I can’t comment on America – but I can comment on South Africa. Did you know that South Africa is listed as one of the fattest third world countries? Think about that for just a minute. Poor, impoverished people – who have very little money, clothing or housing – are considered to be one of the fattest nations in the world. Now that is scary. Firstly, I think it is because fast food, unhealthy food, and breads are cheap. They are easily affordable by most people. But, also, I think our (I say our, because this so refers to me as well) priorities are skewed. It is seen as a status symbol to buy KFC or McDonald’s. And its convenient. South Africa doesn’t really have healthy fast food alternatives…
Day One: Weight Loss God’s Way
I’ve come across a 31 Day Weight loss programme – which I would love to share with you. I have not done this weight loss programme; I will be doing it each day as I share it with you. If you have not been following my blog, I need to let you know that before I had Baby Girl, I weighed 125 pounds. But, I believed I was too sick, too skinny and that I would die (I kid you not). When I fell pregnant, I jumped onto the opportunity of gaining weight – and I relished every mouth full of food that I ate, because finally I could get away from being that “too skinny” chick. What I did not realize, though, that I was actually the perfect weight for my height and body size. Through many traumatic experiences from childhood (including my mom taking me to a psychiatrist for anorexia when I had never been on a diet or wanted to lose weight in my entire life), I learnt to loathe my body. I mean, truly, loathe my body. And I thought that gaining weight would bring me peace, but it has not – and the reason being is that this is not who God created me to be. Given my back ground, if I had a propensity to eat, I would have experienced obesity in my childhood already – not because I believed I needed to be fat. You can peruse my blog for further information on this, but I want to deal with this – not just to lose weight (although that would be nice), but to have peace about my weight and eating – through God’s grace. God did not make food to become a crutch in life – whether by eating too much for comfort or staying away from food because of anxiety.