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Random thoughts while in hospital
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      7 comments

Just a random thought I had at 3 am this morning as I lay here in Community ER. I'm fortunate to be a Pastor in Northwest Indiana with a bunch of men who love God and each other. I'm not everybody's Pastor, just those that God places in my care.... Read more
Sometimes what others say
Friday, March 11, 2016      7 comments

Call to Worship Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. - Psalm 103:2 Sometimes it just doesn't matter what others say to us, the only real help is what we say to ourselves. David said, preaching to himself the gospel of gr... Read more
Have you made your Easter preparations yet?
Thursday, March 03, 2016      2 comments

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you - 2 Corinthians 13:14 In this single verse we have, not only each person of the Trinity clearly named, but also each of their roles in sal... Read more
Surprises still happen
Saturday, February 27, 2016      12 comments

I'm 9 months into my weight loss journey and still get surprised sometimes. I started out at 347 pounds last May. In the beginning I would lose 4 or 5 pounds a week. Then after a while it tapered to 2 pounds a week. In the last 4 months it's mos... Read more
Keep your eyes open
Monday, February 22, 2016      5 comments

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. Matthew 26:41a Jesus tells us how to fight temptation! Our sinful nature attacts us from the inside with lusts, fears, ambitions, and doubts. Yet Jesus' simple plan against every on... Read more
When you can't do what you want
Sunday, February 21, 2016      6 comments

Woke up this morning sick. Afraid to eat anything, no desire to do anything. Not going to reach my goals of 10000 steps, 10 flights of stairs, and 30 minutes of vigorous activity today. Days like this used to be a setback for me, I would become... Read more
It's never to late.
Friday, February 12, 2016      8 comments

The picture is me and my wife standing in a pair of the pants I wore before I lost 170 pounds and ran the Chicago marathon back in 2010. After that I had... Read more
Getting nearer
Saturday, February 06, 2016      8 comments

As of this morning I am 20 pounds away from my goal. I started at 348 and am at 215 today. It's been a long journey and I'm almost where I want to be. You would think is be excited, however, this is not the first time I've done this. Back in 201... Read more
Sometimes we are just to preoccupied
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      1 comments

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:4-5 The world around us offers so much to draw our attention. Which brings the ... Read more
I remember when I couldnt
Thursday, January 28, 2016      13 comments

Less than a year ago I had a hard time walking one block or going up a flight of stairs. Now I do almost 10 miles a day and 20 flights of stairs. Yes I g... Read more
It's official
Friday, January 22, 2016      7 comments

I am no longer in the obese category. My bmi says I am now just over weight. Here is my problem. The bmi scale says I have to get down to 184 just to be on the high side of a normal weight. I am currently at 219. Everyone around me says I've los... Read more
Be an example
Thursday, January 21, 2016      1 comments

In ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:1‬ Paul said, "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” What he was saying is let me be a example, I've made mistakes that you don't have to go through, but now as I follow the right path you can avoid them b... Read more
Sometimes all you can do is pray
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      5 comments

This morning I went out at 4 am and started my car to let it warm up for work like I do everyday. When I went out 20 minutes later it was not running and wouldn't turn over. I jumped it to get it started but it wouldn't stay running or turn over... Read more
Accountability
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      2 comments

As I've gotten closer to my goal I have started adding different foods and some desserts to my meals. As we were deciding what to eat for dinner yesterday my wife looked at me and said, "and it has to be healthy". She has become my watchdog. She... Read more
Staying committed
Friday, January 15, 2016      4 comments

It's easy to get distracted when there is so much around us to draw our attention. It might be we've decided to eat healthy, or maybe we've decided to serve Jesus, or one of many other of life's choices. “Only be thou strong and very courageous... Read more

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