Now I have decided if I have to give up my morning Chia Tea....then just give me a shovel and I will dig my own grave....giving up my tea isn't gonna happen. Since I am also a Native Texan...living just miles from the original Dr Pepper factory...well an occasional Dr Pepper (I take mine with sugar cane please) is also on my list of "guiltless pleasures".
We are all learning to continue to watch what we eat...organic, whole grain, no fat, lean meats, more fiber...etc. etc., while pushing ourselves to exercise on a regular basis.
As a Christian I know I can't add a day to my life...God has already determined my home coming, nor can I totally decide the quality of my health. Our pastor who ate only organic, exercised, supplemented and kept his body is tip-top shape reminds us that even with all that human effort he still came down with brain cancer, as he declares God's sovereignty each week through his sermons. I can be faithful to the temple God has given me and leave the rest to Him.
So I was knocked off my bike peddling legs when I read this comment.
It's amazing to me that our culture can be so smart and deliberate about physical nutrition and so mindless about the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional content of the ideas we consume. We're so casual about what goes into our minds and then end up in therapy desperately trying to change what's in there. I'm convinced that if we took half the care to guard our minds that we do to guard our bodies, in about five years we would be amazed at the transformation that has taken place in our heart and relationships. Chip Ingram from Good to Great in God's Eyes
Wow! Now I have to confess I put the book down... pedaled a little harder, to get rid of more calories and just mediated on that thought. Now if I am going to get up early each morning to work-out and invest in my health...I need to also invest in my brain....Some Stinking Thinking Needs to Go!
After the Word of God he explains how Great Books expand our minds and change us. My loaded down bookshelves testify to the readings which have affected my life, yet I was challenged to see how I need to do more. It is time to make a list and start exercising my brain more. It is time to enter fall with a dream to expand and grow mental muscles.
So today I am asking you to give me some of your favorites. What book has changed your life? What is your favorite "just for fun" book? I am not a fiction reader...so I am trying to expand my limited knowledge of books in that area. What is the most inspirational book you have read?
If you could only take five books with you and you could never have any more....what five would you take?
Thanks for sharing....I am excited about this re-newed zeal to work on my thinking.