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I Have Food To Eat

John 4:32

But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

OK – how many diets have we tried? How many times have we tried to lose weight in our lifetime? If any of our readers have tried diets that worked – I would love for you to share them. Diets – crash diets – work if you stick to them – but when you cheat or go off the diet – unless you have changed your eating habits – the weight will return.

What are your favorite foods? What are your comfort foods? I enjoy ice cream. I enjoy pizza. I enjoy Snicker bars. I enjoy apple pie – with ice cream of course. I know – none of these will help me lose weight. I just thought I would share what I enjoyed – food wise.

I once read the following – eat to live – don’t live to eat. What that means is eat enough to stay alive – don’t stay alive in order to eat more. Continue reading

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Who Or What Brings You Comfort?

2 Corinthians 1:4

…who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

112015 Ray McDonaldWho or what brings you comfort? I was talking to a church member yesterday and they mentioned how they had a warm and fuzzy moment with their child – a child that is fast growing beyond regular warm and fuzzy moments. They had been away on a trip and the child – who is showing all the signs of growing older and becoming independent – became tired toward the end of the trip and curled up in the parent’s lap and lay their head on their parent’s shoulder. It was a very touching moment and that parent will cherish that moment for a long time for sure.

Who or what brings you comfort? Do you have a comfort food – something that is your go to when you are depressed or when you are worried or stressed? Something like ice cream or pizza or warm bread or something that you enjoy and can take your mind off of whatever is troubling you. It isn’t the healthiest – I promise you – but many of us gain comfort from food. Continue reading

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