Last night Hope said; “Dad, even if you were fat I would still love you and I would still hug you and snuggle with you. When Kyle was a little boy he rode a school bus for one school year. In the morning I always brewed a pot of coffee and I would walk him […]
One day my son Kyle came into my office and asked if he thought if he should take a break from his study and go to the park. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and the park was calling his name. Now this is not as simple a decision as it might sound. You never […]
I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I suppose weight management might be the number one New Year’s Resolution. I was reading the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. He was probably one of the greatest theologians and preachers ever in America. He wrote his resolutions in his youth and tried to follow them all his life. […]
If you are interested in weight management you should consider the historic Christian discipline of fasting for reasons different than you probably think. Fasting should not be seen as a weight-loss method. Fasting is focusing our attention and affection on God. Fasting is delighting in God over food.
When we face a foe so formidable that our life is threatened it is appropriate to cry out in desperation to God. Psalm 50:15 says “Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you and you will glorify me.” When I cried out to God in June of 2000 God gave […]
People who battle with gluttony often write or tell me that they are tired of the struggle.
One of the truths that is setting me free from gluttony is seeing my gluttony as a form of idolatry. It helped me admit that if I had to eat to excess then I did not consider God to be enough for my soul. It was a breakthrough in my thinking to realize that I […]
Since it is the truth that sets us free, we need to realize that it is error that makes us slaves to sin. It is untruth that binds us. We will not fall victim to the sin of gluttony or any other sin until we believe a lie, or a half-lie, or a series of […]
Obesity and the failure to exercise discipline in my eating have burdened my life for years. I have been a Christian for years and I am a pastor. I often prayed for the self-control that is one of the fruits of the Spirit. I longed to help other people with their problems but in my […]
I have lost over 100 pounds and kept it off. I would like to answer a question I have been asked at least a hundred times: “How did you lose your weight?”