Showing posts with label #workbook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #workbook. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2016

DIVINE DINING WORKBOOK

A companion to the Life-changing devotional to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness
 
 

Add the workbook for 2017



Are you feeling discouraged and fat? Has life escalated your eating and your low self esteem? Starting a new program to eat healthy is important. That takes care of the physical, but any compulsive action requires healing of also the mental and spiritual. It isn't enough to give up fattening foods. We  must fill the vacuum with Christ.
 
 
The workbook covers fourteen new classes.
 
 
 
VICTORY THROUGH JESUS 
 
 
Many have read the daily devotions in Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.. Now, add to it the NEW WORKBOOK for Divine Dining. Try meeting at church or your home and each of you follow the class. If you don't have others that desire to join a group, follow the workbook at home by yourself; a perfect combination.
 
 
Read the devotion each day
 As many of you know, I do little right now because of my health. If you need new information on the new workbook, contact me best through my Facebook link, or preorder the book through Pen-L Publishing (See above).

You may leave a comment here.  God bless your 2017.
 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Is Willpower Enough?

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

                                   John 8:32
 

If there is one truth I’ve learned since the Lord healed me of compulsive overeating, it’s that I must be honest and real.

 
Me at 250 pounds
That truth provides the basis for my book Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.http://www.pen-l.com/DivineDining.html
 

     Despite the trusted belief to the contrary, will power isn’t the answer for weight loss. My strong will power fueled my disease. I reached two hundred, fifty pounds. By then, I was an emotional wreck with thoughts of suicide. Food dominated everything I did.

     I was a Christian, so I prayed for God to help me, to stop the cravings, to take away the desire to overeat. Nothing lasted. I rose from my knees to try another diet, to do it for myself. I could tell you the caloric content of foods, what to eat and what to avoid. Knowledge did not translate into success. My will power would last for days or for months, but then it turned on me and pushed me to eat what I wanted, so that I regained the weight, plus some. Nothing worked until I truly gave up trying and told God if He didn't heal me, I was doomed. Desperation drives divine dining.

     Every week during a Christian weight loss class, I soaked up the lessons presented. When the teacher moved, I continued to teach the class. I lost weight in direct proportion to my reliance on Christ. God healed me emotionally. While teaching this class, I also attended a twelve-step Overeater’s Anonymous group. I tore down the idol of food and put God on the throne of my heart.
Showing off my 3 books including Divine Dining in the center.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     In Divine Dining I teach principles from my weight loss journey. Even now, after eighteen years, I read books and literature over and over to keep me inspired, and keep off the weight.


     I have several daily devotion books, some specifically for compulsive overeaters, but Divine Dining is the first one I’ve found that combines a twelve-step approach with drawing closer to Christ and allowing Him to take His rightful place in our lives.



     A few years ago, the Lord woke me in the middle of the night. My mind popped with devotions. I wrote fourteen before I went back to bed. For four years, ideas came to me. Sometimes I wrote one a day. Other times I wrote one a week.
Now, at 150 pounds, 100 lbs. less
By the time I had finished 300 devotions, I knew this wasn’t meant just for me. God wanted me to share it. I started submitting. Pen-L Publishing released it in December, 2012.


 
It remains my best seller.
 
Soon, I’ll be releasing a workbook as a compliment to the devotion book. Keep tuned for further information.