Monthly archive for September 2007

The Ticket is Still Good

There is only one mass transit rail line in Houston. It runs just a block from the front door of the church where I work. The line goes from the heart of the business district, downtown to the medical center. Along the way are many stops, some not so interesting unless you have business there; however, others have a broader appeal. There is always the green and manicured Herman Park with its Zoo, walking paths, pools and outdoor theater. There are also stops for the museum district with some world-class collections. Occasionally, I meet with someone downtown for a lunch meeting, but I usually go to the hospital to visit a member. The ticket I purchase is good for either direction. I have to know on which pavilion to stand so that the train is going the correct way to get me to my destination. The course does not waver.

Read more

Don’t Just Stand There

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. – JAMES 1:22 First Place for Health has developed some wonderful, practical, and godly principles to follow, as well as some incredible tools for us to use. The handy-dandy food tracker is one such tool. When I am discussing filling in those blanks, checking off the little squares, and sharing the practicality of this tool with others it seems so much simpler than getting down to the nitty-gritty of recording my own eating choices. Okay, so I’m being a bit dramatic, or am I? How can something so simple suddenly become so difficult when it is time for me to pull out my pen and scribble those extra French-fries on the lines across my card? Sometimes we tend to enjoy the actual talking about accountability, reading about it and planning for it better than actually

Read more