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Tracking Food More Important Exercise

I found this video helpful in finding a better starting point for my weight loss journey. Now to decide how best to track my food! MyFitnessPal struck me as complicated to use and I couldn’t escape the buy-me-now ads which… Continue Reading →

Best Laid Plans

I have to laugh at myself at how often I change gears. I used to think this was a bad thing. Look at how fickle I am! Good grief. Now, I realize it’s simply my pivoting to things that might… Continue Reading →

Steadfast Love

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

-- Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV)

The steadfast love and faithfulness of God never stops.

Be Renewed

to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

-- Ephesians 4:22-24

We are new creations in Christ Jesus.

New Springs Forth

“Remember not the former things,
    nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.

-- Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)

Let go of what’s behind, and look forward with God.

Not My Plans

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

-- Jeremiah 29:11

I make plans all the time, but I chose to yield those plans to God’s plan any day of the week… and often have to remind myself of that fact.


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

-- 2 Corinthians 5:17

Happy New Year! This is a great verse to kick things off.

The Tomorrow War

Good time travel adventure movie, but not one I’d watch again.

Cultural Lies: Believe the Science

The secular definition of “believe” is to accept something as true. Whereas the Christian definition can be found in Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Science was never meant… Continue Reading →

Cultural Lies #3

There’s this idea of finding yourself by looking within. It came up last time too about “following your heart.” It’s Who I Am. As long as I’m not hurting anyone… Many people base their identities (who they are) on their… Continue Reading →

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