Tag Archives | obedience

Anxiously Awaiting Zero

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My flesh machinery has really been riled up these past few days, with food loudly and persistently calling my name, like, all the time! Awaiting zero has been harder than usual. We are taught in Thin Within that overeating – eating when we aren’t hungry – can cover raw, uncomfortable emotions, thus numbing us and […]

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Renewing My Mind – Evening Eating Part 2

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This week we are hitting “Night-Time Eating” head on by creating truth cards that will help us fight the lies we believe that cause us to give in to temptation after dinner with TRUTH. Today, I want to share with you page two  in my truth card deck! This “habit” (of eating at night) is […]

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Don’t Look Back

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You are going along happily in your Thin Within journey and you are finding freedom from diets, when BAM, you are tempted to look back at those diets.  There are situations that can tempt us to look back (not being happy with the number on the scale, breaking your boundaries too often, feeling like you will […]

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Stay on the Path

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Guest Post by Susan Bradbury Cathy Maher recently shared the above Truth Card. Thinking about this one: I have FREEDOM to walk in the Spirit when I keep my boundaries. It is just like when you go for a walk in a park or nature reserve and you see a sign that says, “Stay on […]

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Pebble Marks on My Knees

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Struggling, struggling, struggling.  Mad at myself again.  Feeling too full and very fat in my pajama pants . . . frustrated and hopeless – again.  Why is this so hard?  Last night, when all three kids (plus two more sleeping over on the livingroom rug) were in bed I found a corner by myself and […]

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The Answer You’ve Been Waiting For Is…

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 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) The picture above is of my beloved Great Pyrenees, Duke, and a litter of foster puppies who raided his personal food bowl one afternoon. Duke, […]

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Forgiveness – Lesson 10 TW Class 2014

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The LORD within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail… ~ Zephaniah 3:5 I have shared for years that forgiveness was pivotal for me on my Thin Within journey. And it continues to be. I had one very wise accountability partner […]

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Steering Without Starlight

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The ancient mariners used the stars as their guides. Alone on the dark sea, a bright star or blazing constellation told the sailors which way to steer. True North was never hard to find. And if they made a wrong turn, they knew it immediately based on the position of the stars and the boat. […]

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A Slow Learner ~ Heidi Bylsma’s Testimony

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I was an obnoxious kid. I was also an abused kid. I was abused the most around food. My parents had their hands full with me. I was a lot of kid. And their life plans didn’t include me at that late season of life. Children were to be Seen and Not Heard, but boy…at meal time, it was […]

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