Health Food Cleanse

Health food gurus insist we cleanse our bodies with their expensive, non-food concoctions and we rush to comply. We act as if God forgot our needs when He created us. If real food is so bad wouldn’t we all be dead by now? In North America we rave about the latest health diet. “Give up wheat, stop eating potatoes, bread is bad.” How did losing weight become giving up certain foods instead of giving up extra portions? Isn’t it odd that third-world countries gratefully receive these same ‘dangerous’ foods from us and thrive on them?

Mark 7:18-19– Jesus said, “Are you being wilfully stupid? Don’t you see that what you swallow can’t contaminate you? It doesn’t enter your heart but your stomach, works its way through the intestines, and is finally flushed.” (That took care of dietary quibbling; Jesus was saying that all foods are fit to eat (MSG.)

Of course, we can make better choices. It won’t hurt us to eat less, exercise more, fast occasionally, choose life, choose joy, declutter our junk and deal with our anger issues. We’ll really feel better then, because we got rid of that weight.  We’ll have money left to help feed the hungry.

So if you are thinking of a cleanse……

Mark 7:20-23-He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution (MSG).”

Prayer: Lord, we are really and truly sheep, following one another into the latest craze. Forgive us. Steer us aright. Remind us to follow you only. Thank you for all you created for us. In Christ’s name. Amen.

In case you didn’t know

about the author: Brenda Wood

“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.”Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.

Meeting Myself—-review

Every author wonders if readers will get the message. Pure joy floods our heart when they do…

My Dear Friend Lynn just read Meeting Myself, Snippetsfrom a BInging and Bulging Mind. Here are her thoughts. I’d love to read yours as well.

Hey Lady!!!   Read your amazing book, cover to cover when I got home and have been trying since then to find a way to express my multitude of emotions.  First I want to tell you how brave I think you are to be willing to share your journey.  My heart aches for the child you were and the adult that you became as a result of the abuse you suffered. I cannot imagine the strength it took for you to survive the pain you must have felt.   I remain in awe of your faith and the courage it must have taken to let go of your pain and anger. The testimony this book provides must surely be a blessing to everyone who has the privilege to read it.  Thank you for sharing it with me.

Love you



Lose a Few Pounds

My friend Lorraine sent me this diet to try…

1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey’s kiss

Afternoon Tea
The rest of the Hershey Kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips

4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars

Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Remember: Stressed spelled backward is desserts.

If you delete this message, you will gain 10 pounds immediately.
That’s why I had to pass this on; I didn’t want to risk it.

Now be honest. Haven’t we all made bad decisions like this at one time or another? The only remedy is to start making the right ones…..

God does forgive our mistakes and loves us anyway, enen though we still have to deal with the fallout.

 What if we did the same for others?

Example- “So you didn’t study for your finals and you failed? I love you. My love is not conditional to your graduating. However you will now need to find a job and start paying rent.”

Example- “So you insist on marrying this chap who controls you, I will love you–but note that I will not be paying the divorce lawyer.)


Brenda J Wood

Henry, the Bed Bug

A calorie is the bed bug of the weight loss world. It crawls into your closet at night and sews all your clothes two sizes smaller than your hips.

It eats the good stuff on your plate so that you are left with only the fat-filled bits that swell your upper arms into sausage rolls.

It jumps up and down on your stomach during TV shows so that you have to  trampoline to the cupboard for potato chips.

It ties knots in your exercise shoes so that you can’t get your shoes on and go to the gym.

It chews up the bills in your purse so that you can’t afford to buy lettuce and instead can afford only chocolate chip cookies.

It steers your car into places like Dairy Queen and then demands second helpings.

It stirs up words  in my mouth so that I can tell my weight-loss leader that I ate everything exactly right and that her scales are wrong.

I am calling my calorie Henry.

If I called it Brenda, I would have to take all the blame for my advanced weight and that is just not fair!

So there!

H–e–n–r–y? Where are you Henry????

If you leave me now, I will have to make better choices!


Don’t go!!!!


You get back here RIGHT NOW!!!


Brenda J Wood

Let’s Do Lunch- Reviewed

Roger Troy Wilson ( Thomas Nelson) lost a lot of weight following this diet. True testimonials in the book allow that others have too.

The book is well written and easy to read. The recipes sound yummy. It will help some to lose weight because they need to believe that their bodies are different.

Bet here are the facts. We lose weight when we put less food in and more exercise out. If we take in  1500 calories and burn off 1500 calories we will stay at the same weight. That is simply scientific truth. Eliminating foods or eating them in certain combinations makes no difference to our weight loss.

Enjoy the book. It is a great read but the information is not new. It will not be your last diet. That is, unless you continue to eat low fat, eat less than your body needs and ‘force’ yourself to pick something beside dessert.