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Thursday, February 25, 2016

When Am I Ever Satisfied?

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever. Psalm 22:26

When am I ever satisfied? That's a really good question. Well, in the past, I would fill my plate up embarrassingly high at a buffet at least four times and would fill my stomach until I was almost nauseous. Was I satisfied? No, if the truth be told. I just felt sick to my stomach and felt miserable about my self. During those times, loathing set in and took hold and I was more apt to turn to food instead of to Christ who heals me from myself and my vices.

In the past, I thought that if I had certain possessions I would be satisfied, but was I? No, I was surprised to realize how empty I still felt inside. The thing about possessions is the root of the word. If you turn to possessions instead of to your Savior, they can start to possess you!

I thought I would feel better about myself if I got a certain amount of education. Was I then satisfied? No, I always felt that maybe a little bit more schooling would fill that gap in my self-esteem, but it never did. It was only when I turned my food, my stress, my possessions and life over into Christ's very capable hands, I had a feeling of self-worth. It was only then that He healed me from my many vices and continues to do so in spite of all the times I backslide. He is always forgiving and welcomes me with open arms. The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever. Psalm 22:26


Weight Loss Tips Video: How Stress May be Sabotaging Your Diet
by: Rachelle Grossman with dailyRx via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Am I My Own Worst Enemy?

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalm 18:3

Usually I take this verse very literally and it gives me reassurance that God is going to protect me from any enemies I might have accrued during my life time.  This time, when I read this verse, it was much more personal. I wondered if my enemy was me. Am I my own worst enemy?

I'm the one who thinks that one little bite won't hurt and then down a half a bag of something before turning it over to Christ's very capable hands to rid me of that compulsion. I'm the one who thinks I can do more than is humanly possible and end up exhausted and irritable with those I love. I am the one who turns my back on the food and life lessons Christ has taught me about and try to ignore what I know in order to eat or do something I know isn't productive for me or my soul.

I'm the one who let food become a false god, turning to it in times of stress, loneliness, etc. instead of turning to my Lord and Savior. He has healed me from this, but I'm the one who tries to pretend by my actions that I don't need His help, but I DO!!! I need to be much more mindful of this in my daily life? I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalm 18:3


Weight Loss Tips Video: Is Sugar Sabotaging Your Diet?
by: Dawn Stone on Dawna Stone Healthy You via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

When Skinny is a Bad Word


And brought them out, and said, sirs, what must I do to be saved? and they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16: 30-31

I saw this lady that I know who is in the medical profession. She was wearing leggings instead of her normal medical uniform and I said, "Wow, you are really skinny!"

The next words out of her mouth were, "If I hear someone say that again, I'm going to vomit!" That wasn't exactly the response I expected, not that I really expected a response.

I've thought about this a lot in the last few days. I used to cringe when people would call me fatty, rotund, tubby, etc. when I was growing up. I never thought about people cringing if someone called them skinny. I always thought being skinny was a desirable thing, so I never thought about it being offensive to someone, but I was wrong!

Just like I've been wrong on so many other things in my life, Prideful Christian that I am. I believed in Jesus as my Savior, but my actions didn't demonstrate that. I turned to food to console me when I was alone, afraid, hurt by rude comments of others about my weight, or I was stressed. Food had become a false god in my life, because I was turning to it instead of to my Lord Jesus Christ. Fortunately for me, Jesus has forgiven me and shows me when I start turning to food instead of turning to Him. My belief in Christ isn't supposed to be by my word alone, but by my actions, as well. And brought them out, and said, sirs, what must I do to be saved? and they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16: 30-31



 Incredible Weight Loss Transformation 2015-Weight Loss Motivation for Women Only
by: Lose Belly Fat at Home via You Tube (motivating, but I know nothing about method used)

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Am I Watching?

Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24: 42-44

Am I watching? Am I just living my life the way I want, knowing that Christ will forgive me regardless? Am I leading my life the way that would make Jesus proud or am I taking it easy and will focus more on God's will in my life at a later point?

The thief in the night comes when we don't expect him and so will Jesus. Am I ignoring opportunities to make the changes He wants in my life? Am I disregarding the clues He gives me to turn to Him instead of to food and other worldly pleasures?

Being a Ducks-in-a Row Person, I'm not sure that I've been a Ducks-in-a-Row Christian, making the changes in my life that Christ would want. Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24: 42-44



Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits
by: Howcast via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Genuinely Divine Grace

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5: 6-8


Christ didn't say, "When Debbie and the rest of the world get their acts together and lead a less worldly life, then, I might consider giving My life for them."

I've told people that I choose to interact only with people who treat me nicely. Christ didn't say that. I knew Him, but ignored Him and turned to food in times of stress, joy, boredom, etc. instead of turning to Him. He never turned His back on me!

It is that genuinely divine grace that baffles and amazes me at the same time. Christ gave His life for me, even though I'm such a sinful human being. So, are all of us, but He is willing to forgive us provided that we ask Him to and acknowledge Him as our Savior.  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5: 6-8



Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Make Healthy Eating Fun for Kids
by: QualityCateringTV via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling



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Stuck in Management Mode

Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Psalm 17:5

What have I done to myself? I'm having a difficult time with maintaining my weight. At times, I feel lost. Why am I experiencing these things? I tried to be very prayerful about all of this and I'll share the instincts that God's given me on this matter.

 I've gotten stuck in Management Mode! My dad's in a veteran's home with Parkinson's Disease and I know that at some point, there may be a time when I will be grieving his loss. The part of me that likes to be in control found it very easy to become a Management Mode Christian. I stopped writing posts and started copying previous ones, because I felt that they had something significant to say that would be beneficial to readers, especially those who have not been reading the blog since it started.

Although I still feel that to be true, I was trying to plan for that time of loss. I was trying to control everything and I wasn't turning it over to God. I wasn't being open to hearing what He was trying to say to me or to what He was trying to do through me. He is showing me that He uses my many weaknesses to show readers like you His strength. If I am not actively writing posts, I'm not experiencing the insight that He openly shares with me, nor am I sharing them with you. If Christ is letting me know this, that means He will take care of me when the time comes that my dad passes. I don't have to try to control everything, so that I'm efficient. Maybe, God will use my grief or inefficiency for His own purposes, that I was negating while I was trying to be in control. This is a lot to be prayerful about!!!

Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Psalm 17:5

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.



I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling

Weight Loss Tips Video: Diet to Control Your Cholesterol
by: Ventuno Health via You Tube



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Forgiven...Who Me?

In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:2-3


Who me? You have a place in heaven for someone as sinful as I am? I'm the one who turned to food to console myself in times of stress instead of turning to You, but You are forgiving me. I'm the one who has gossiped when I shouldn't have, but You are forgiving me. I'm the one who really wanted to hang out with the popular kids to the point I was willing to sell out my values, but You have forgiven me.

I'm the one who hoarded food and possessions instead of sharing with others, but You have for given me. I'm the one who has been disrespectful to others, but You have forgiven me. I'm the one who wanted to see if there was a legal way to keep more of what I earned rather than giving it to Uncle Sam, but You have forgiven me.

I'm the one who stole food and other items when I was younger, and You have forgiven me. I'm the one who doesn't appreciate all You've done for me by giving Your life for me, but You have forgiven me. I am truly blessed! In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:2-3



Video: Inspirational Story: Woman Loses 100 Pounds, Goes from Bed-Ridden to Walking!
by: Beth, Spark People via You Tube 

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Since I'm Forgiven, Should I Gorge Myself at Buffets?

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace, God forbid. Romans 7:14-15


There were some who felt that because they were Christian and are forgiven, they could go ahead and make worldly choices and disregard Christ's wishes on those matters. Do I do the same thing with my eating?

Do I say, "God, you've healed me from my compulsive overeating and continue to help me through times when I'm tempted. I think that since I know you'll do that, I may as well stop worrying about trying to eat healthy at the buffet and really enjoy myself and eat all the special treats I always do without."

Well, God doesn't want us deliberately sinning, because we know we are forgiven by the grace of God, nor does He want us gorging on foods, either. Are they both sins? Well, they might be if we are deliberately disregarding God's wishes on these matters and taking advantage of Christ's forgiving nature.  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace, God forbid. Romans 7:14-15



Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Eat Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants
by: Matthew Rodrigues, Michele Foley, POPSUGAR Fitness via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Going Through the Routine of Being a Good Christian

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26

This gives me lots to ponder. Jesus doesn't say that he who acts like he believeth in Me...shall never die. He doesn't say that he that is on the most church committees... shall never die. He that goes through the routine of being a good Christian, but hates people of different races, cultures, etc...shall never die.

Jesus is telling me that faults like my compulsive overeating and making food a false god in my life, not being generous to the less fortunate, harboring anger in my heart to others who have harmed me or family members, or not being tolerant, etc. are all part of my sinful human nature, which would lead to my death with no hope of salvation.

It is our faith that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life and truly believe this, although the natural outcome of our sinful human nature is death, through Christ's grace that all who live and believe in Him shall never have a permanent death, but shall live with God in heaven.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26




 Video: Healthier Versions of Unhealthy Foods/How to Transition Into Healthy Eating
by: Nichole Renee via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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