Monthly archive for September 2019

One Thing to Help You Cook More

One Thing to Help You Cook More

We’ve become savvy in the choices we make in restaurants, using restaurant websites to look for nutritional information before we head out to eat. But even those choices are no match for the health benefits of anything you cook at home. Restaurant meals generally use much more salt and fats than you would normally use at home. Chances are if you’re reading this, it’s because you already realize that you should be cooking more. The question is, how to get started? Two reasons I hear most often for not cooking: don’t have the time or don’t know-how. But I think the reason is we’re not prepared.  We get home, open the fridge, and wonder what to make.  We’ve already put in a long day, and the challenge of figuring out what to make with the random things in our fridge seems just too difficult. It’s much easier to pick up

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Do it Again and Again

Do it Again and Again

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 1 TIMOTHY 4:7 A dear friend of mine was an ice dancer and spent countless hours on the ring doing the same four-minute routine again and again. I noticed that others would even break down the free dance and do a specific lift or jump that may only be 10 seconds long, dozens of times. Why? Because amateurs train until they get it right, while professionals train until they can’t get it wrong. The question before us today is, “Are we amateur Christians who do just enough to get by, or are we professional Christians who train ourselves to be godly?” To train ourselves in godliness takes three things: knowledge, practice, and coaching. Obviously, the most logical place to gain knowledge about godliness is through the study of God’s Word. But we can

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Just One Thing

Just One Thing

Is it possible for just one thing to change your life forever? It is absolutely possible! What changed my life forever was an event in Dallas, Texas in 1972 called Expo ’72. It’s been historically referred to as the Christian Woodstock. Hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ, 75,000 high school students gathered in the Cotton Bowl; one of those was my best friend. With her renewed vigor for sharing the gospel, I was impacted by her love for Jesus and give my life to Christ. My life was radically changed forever. Just one thing, just one book, just one person or even just one habit has the potential to change your life for the better. In the FP4H Bible study Stronger Every Day, Janet McHenry challenges us to incorporate just one new healthy habit for the week. Can you imagine the impact of committing to read your Bible every day

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Walk with God

Walk with God

Have you found yourself heading in the opposite direction of God? The enemy will do his very best to distract us, knock us off track, or lull us away from God’s purpose with his sneaky lies. I get off track if I’m not focused on God. The one thing that makes the difference is an intentional walk with God. My walk includes: WATCHING Watching where God is at work helps us focus on where we can join Him. During prayer time, ask God to show you where he is at work, in your life, in your family, in yourself. During my watching time, I’ve discovered in amazement how much he has transformed how I think, my perspective, even my physical appearance.  What about you? Watch where HE is working in your life. ASKING Now that we’ve come to a stop, no longer running ahead and willing to wait and watch,

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