23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but… Continue reading Exodus; 9 – Looking in the Mirror
So, I was doing really well. I had done two sessions of Callanetics in the one week, I went without alcohol throughout the working week, I’ve been averaging 17 hours a day fasting, I’d stopped myself automatically going to sugary things once my fast broke and had put on my fitness tracker to assess myself.… Continue reading Exodus; 8 – Stumbling, but still victorious
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having… Continue reading Exodus; 7 – Searching for Contentment
Some of these tips will help anyone organise their Christmas decorations, but some will help you focus your next advent season on Christ for you and your family. How? By having your decor organised so that it’s easy to identify, and within easy reach.
This hasn’t been a good week in terms of my new goal of exercising my stomach three times a week. The back to school chaos amongst other things have meant that I just haven’t been able to start. I have kept up the intermittent fasting, but nevertheless the failure to carry out the newest target… Continue reading Exodus; 6 – Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.Galatians 6:9 I spoke yesterday of the steps, small steps, that I’d already taken on this road. I’ve maintained a time of intermittent fasting (IF) for the seventh day now and prayed for God’s help… Continue reading Exodus; 5 – We will reap if we do not grow weary
Why did I name this series Exodus? Of course it’s about liberation from the idolatry of food and the hold it can have over your life. But when you look at the story of Exodus more closely it’s not a straight path through the Red Sea to the Holy Land. And anyone who’s struggled with… Continue reading Exodus; 4 – Israelites, Idolatry and Remaining With Him
I’m hoping to start a family recipe book that focuses on the Church’s feasts. This is one that I wanted to share at the start of Advent; it’s not a traditional Christmas cake as the fruit isn’t soaked in brandy, but port and there is chocolate added to it. But it’s wonderful. It’s especially wonderful… Continue reading How To; Chocolate and Port Christmas Cake (Free Recipe Card)
20 On that day holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. 21 Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them.… Continue reading Exodus; 3 – Food in Communion
Have you tried to lose weight as a Catholic and struggled? Or should I rephrase that - have you, a Catholic, tried to lose weight and struggled? Because perhaps your struggling is a direct result of doing so whilst separating your faith from your battle?