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08-18-2008, 07:31 PM
Hi,today is a new begining for me.I started a new job today,and it is day 1 on my raw journey,so far so good.I also started going to church again and I feel great about it,so Im just pretty much excited about my life right now.I hope I can last 30 days,I think pray will help.Well Ill keep ya posted.Thanks .
All thing are possible through God.
08-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Good luck with everything. Church peeps aren't really receptive to hippie lifestyles, so be careful and don't let them make you feel like a freak. I wouldn't talk about it much in the beginning.
08-18-2008, 08:06 PM
Hi,actually my pastor is really young, and I told him I was trying to lose weight on the raw food diet, and he laughed and said good luck,but he couldnt do it.He does however eat very healthy,because he believes your body is a temple to God,and he exercises everyday. Pat
08-18-2008, 08:14 PM
He does however eat very healthy
Just be careful.
I knew a guy that worked at a church and he lost a lot of weight on a strict diet. He was called in by the pastor accused of doing drugs.
People don't like seeing others succeed or muck with the status-quo. There's a lifestyle image that is being upheld, whether or not it is "scriptural".
08-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Regardless of what you might think of Joel Osteen, he had 2-3 weeks where he did sermons based upon food and the need for healthy eating and keeping the body clean. They were fantastic and for us in the battered-deep fried / steak world that is Texas, that's saying a lot for that man to make those sermons!
The clips may still be on his website...they were about a year ago.
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
I just wanted to say congratulations to you for all of the wonderful changes that have taken place in your life!
Now, although we're not supposed to be getting into any heavy discussions about Christianity and/or church here on RFT (hint-hint), I'm gonna say this - for the record my husband is a pastor...'nuff said. Not all churches, pastors or Christians, period are/feel/think/believe the same...we can't all be lumped together like that. We should all be on one accord and of one belief...but sadly it's just not that way and it's for a reason.
But anyway, again, congrats on your life changes burgespj!
08-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Ditto to what RAWKS said about pastors....
just know that you'll find lots of support here as you embark upon your journey...relax and enjoy, pray and ask your pastor to keep you up in prayers
08-19-2008, 10:35 AM
Sounds like you healing yourself from all ends....physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Good Luck!!!
08-19-2008, 01:16 PM
I look forward to reading about your success.
08-19-2008, 09:27 PM
Hi,thanks everyone,I made it thru day 2 yippee,had a really bad headache tho.What does Joel Osteen have to do with this,I must have missed something,Maybe.Wow Rawkinlocs,married to a pastor,that must be cool.I go to church because it makes me so happy when I am there,the music is so uplifting and my pastor and the people there are just so great>I go to saturday night services because it is casual,you can wear jeans,yippee.Anyway,I appreciate all the support,and I look forwarding to succeding this time, because I am in the right mind set.Thanks, Pat.
08-20-2008, 12:28 AM
The comment about Joel Osteen had to do with a series of 3 sermons he did addressing healthy eating. I didn't find them on his site but here is a link to a small clip from one of them on Youtube....it's not perfect, but he's got a massive audience and it's baby steps in the right direction for the masses.
08-21-2008, 02:05 PM
best of luck : )
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