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Food for Spirit, Soul and Body

Friday, May 31st, 2013

God “satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – American King James Version.

Thought for the day: Good things can be the words that come out of your mouth or the nutrition you put into your mouth…

130531 blog imageA rose from my garden at home; fresh raw kale salad with smoked chicken and shrimp garnish; gluten free cream cake with fresh strawberries and mint.

I’ve been battling with my weight for a few years. Can you imagine my joy to discover that since the beginning of 2013, I’ve lost 36 pounds? My radio co-host Emmanuel Boose has lost 30 pounds. How are we doing it? We are praying to God to order our steps and our appetites; parking at the far spots in the parking lots and walking; counting points and portions, and eliminating bad carbohydrates and in some cases gluten from our meals. What works for you?

Family mealtimes can play an important role in creating a sense of community in a household. It is helpful to have everyone eat together as often as possible, and also to create meals together when they can. The meals don’t need to be fancy—even preparing quick yet healthy meals out of a box can generate good feelings—and when everyone gets involved with basic tasks as fundamental as feeding the family, an invaluable feeling of unity develops.

Of course in some families, the women are expected to bear the larger responsibility of meal planning and preparation. In other families, the men share or even carry out that role. Children are even brought into the process in some families. Whatever the custom or model is in the home, people have to eat. It may be out of a box, it may be carry in, or family members may enjoy expressing culinary gifts and calling. Whatever the process, mealtimes can be fun, and should always be healthy and uplifting.

Weight tip for today: If you need to maintain your healthy weight, gain a few pounds, or even loose a few inches, let the Holy Spirit help you plan your routines.

Check out my cooking video (36 pounds ago) for some food tips.

Stay tuned for more.

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