Monthly archive for July 2004

Something Worth Celebrating

“O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things…Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.” Psalms 98:1a,4 There are many occasions for Christians to celebrate. Perhaps we feel hesitant to demonstrate feelings of joy when we know how much work God still has to do on us…but it is a normal thing for God’s children to celebrate. The Old Testament gives instructions for many “holy days” that often call for the remembering of what God has done in the past. It is a gathering of thanksgiving. This summer will be filled with many opportunities for spontaneous, as well as well-choreographed outbreaks of gratitude: Weddings – a time of blessing on the new couple, but also a call for married couples to be reminded of their vows and dreams, and the Christian community to remember the need to

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Discovering Personal Celebrations

When I started FP4H I realized that not only was my life out of order, but my thinking was out of order. I had nothing to look forward to except my next meal. Once I began walking around in my “Promised Land,” it was evident that my stale mind was being renewed. Even though I was 275 pounds, once I began a consistent walking program, I began to think differently. I began to feel fit and see myself in a different light. I began to look forward to walking each day, even though it hurt. The Father revealed to me that food and meal time was all that I had been looking forward to for many years. He showed me the importance of placing other things ahead of food to look forward to in my life. It is very important that we have enjoyable moments down our path to work

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