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And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
My Journey to Better Health
Sigh! Were you ever on a trip that seemed more like you were on a roller coaster rather than a highway? You have a destination in mind, a vision of how wonderful it will be to "arrive". You pack your bags, load the van, and look around for your map. Well, there is Rand McNally Atlas, National Geographic Atlas, and Michlin Atlas to pick from. Which one to choose? Which is the easiest one to follow? Hopefully they all have the same information, but maybe, just maybe there are some differences. Well, there are more, many many more, "atlas es" out there proclaiming that their highways are the best to travel to arrive at better health. Just follow their directions and you will pull right up at your totally healthy, sleek-looking, drug-free destination. They must all be correct, for they each have wonderful testimonies from people who have traveled their roads right to the perfect ending. I have traveled with some of those "atlas es" - one by Dr. Atkins, another by Diana Schwarzbein, still another by Sally Fallon. For some reason, I always ended up at the same destination - the city of Frustration! So, instead of finding the atlas that was right for my journey, I gave up on all of them and wondered down the road of Don't Care Anymore. Ever been on that road? Oh, you have perfect freedom - feeling sad? Eat! Feeling happy? Eat! Mad? Eat! Who cares?? But, soon you realize you're not alone, for every so many miles you gain another companion - and their names are all the same "Add Another Pound"! They are sneaky companions! They sneak up on you and latch on without you realizing it and all of a sudden! you look at yourself and wonder how on earth you ended up with all these companions! Oh, dear friends, it is not a fun destination! For some of us, desperation sets in and we are tempted to keep traveling on the road named Don't Care Anymore, but we now realize it is lined with enemies waiting to attack us and make us more sick and weak.