One of my favorite authors through the years has been Jan Johnson. For a number of years, I have eyed a devotional book she wrote some time back, but given I didn’t want a typical “devotions for dieters” book, as that would be far from productive, I hesitated. About two months ago, I went ahead and purchased Surrendering Hunger by Jan Johnson. I have not been disappointed (I haven’t gotten very far in it yet!).

What I read today dovetails perfectly with what we have been talking about in lesson 5 of HEAL:

My choices are no longer limited. I can pick up and go somewhere at the last minute without wondering what I’ll eat, if I’ll like it enough, and when I’ll exercise.  I’m free to gratefully eat whatever meal is put in front of me. Johnson, Surrendering Hunger, p. 51

I have an asterisk and a big “YES!” in the margin next to Jan’s words.

 He brought me out into a spacious place;
       he rescued me because he delighted in me. 
2 Samuel 22:20