Monthly archive for February 2009

Leave Behind in 2009

Dear Ones, Years ago, I read all of the books in the Left Behind series. I anxiously awaited the arrival of each new book and experienced tremendous relief when the last one finally came out! It’s February 2009, and I am wondering how many of your New Year resolutions have already been “left behind,” not to be considered again until January, 2010. I work out every morning at our Christian Life Center at my church. This has been a habit since the CLC opened in 1984, and one that I am so glad I began all those years ago. Today, I attended a new cardio class from 6:00 -7:00 a.m. and my shoulders are aching as I write these words. The class was great fun and a change of pace from the treadmill or the elliptical machine that I use every day. Today, I left behind my regular exercise to

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Small Simple Changes Pack Quite a Punch

If any of you out there feel like your head is spinning from all the resolutions you swore to last month, allow me to ease your vertigo. Small, simple changes are really your best bet for adopting new behaviors and better yet, they are usually painless! Often discredited by chronic dieters as insignificant or lackluster, goals small enough to swallow whole are actually a key to making gradual improvements in your routine that stick, and even help to build your confidence for achieving future goals. Did you know that you can lose about 1 pound every two months by achieving a caloric deficit of only 60-100 calories a day, 11-12 pounds in a year if you cut 100-200 calories per day, or 21-30 pounds in a year if you cut 200-300 calories per day? This month I’d like to enlighten you on some changes you can make this month that

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Just a Taste…

Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes Being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? – PROVERBS 6:27-28 Can I scoop mounds of food on my plate day after day and not see my body get bigger? I may not see the results the first week, but as time goes on, the number on the scale goes higher and the dress gets tighter. Having an affair may not be detected for some time, but sooner or later there is an unwanted pregnancy or gossip or devastated families. A cashier can’t take a few dollars here and there without its being found out eventually. An alcoholic can’t take even one drink or it would trigger the desire for more. I asked one of the women returning to jail where I teach a Bible study, “What happened?” She replied, “I was angry

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