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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8 The greatest motivation to change is love. We need to know how deeply God loves us, because then we’ll be able to take small steps of change without fear of failure....
Set aside the calorie obsession and fat-gram fixation. To lose weight and maintain a healthy body, try these strategies instead. For a lot of people trying to lose weight, counting is comforting. Numbers define guidelines, goals, and success — and there are oh-so-many ways to measure the weight-loss potential of food: points, calories, grams, serving sizes....
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Why are we fat? Is it gluttony, or is your fat actually hungry? What if everything you ever learned about weight loss was wrong? What if losing weight has nothing to do with calories—counting them or cutting them out by sheer willpower? What if, in fact, most health professionals (including doctors and dietitians), our own government and especially the food industry are giving us weight loss advice guaranteed to make us fat?...
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. —Isaiah 43:19 NIV...
This rich, smooth pudding takes just a few minutes to make and uses only five ingredients. Use high quality bittersweet chocolate for the best flavor. The portion size is just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. The recipe doubles easily for a party....
Staying healthy during the holidays sounds nearly impossible, right? I mean, everywhere you look it's temptation at every angle. Cookies, cakes, pies, oh my! But what if I told you that staying healthy had actually very little to do with food itself? What IF staying healthy during the holidays depended more on our stress levels and mindset than anything?...
He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6 NIV What do you call Jesus Christ? What you say about him influences the way you relate to him....
During the holidays it's easy to overindulge in sugary treats. You'll often notice at around 3pm you experience a slump in energy. This is usually a sign that you're blood sugars have spiked and you're now experiencing the post-sugar energy drop. Your head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton wool and you can’t think straight. You may find it hard to focus and all you’d really like to do is crawl into bed and take a nap....
There's no denying it any longer: the holiday season is officially here. And you know what that means: holiday food, and lots of it. Sugary, buttery, carb-packed, delicious holiday food. But just because the holidays are here once again doesn't mean you have to let all your hard work this past year go to the wayside. Because if you follow these simple tips for keeping fit over the holiday season, you can avoid packing on the pounds and still enjoy some of your favorite holiday foods....
So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. —Judges 6:24 NIV One of God’s names in the Bible is Yahweh-Shalom, which means “the Lord is Peace.” The Hebrew word for peace, shalom, means wholeness in all of life, completeness, welfare, safety. God is our source of all of these blessings....

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