How to be pro-life AND pro-choice!


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In honor of May, the month when we celebrate mothers, I thought I'd share some pictures of one of my favorite Mother's Day memories, along with my thoughts on how to be pro-life and pro-choice!


First, take a look at this healthful and lovely meal my darling daughter and sanguine son prepared for me one year. I'll have to get the recipes from my daughter is she still remembers where they are. There are some things I wish i could do over when it comes to raising my kids, but one good thing I accomplished was to teach them to prepare and enjoy healthy food. They really appreciated my cooking once they went off to college, so there's hope for your kids too!


My kids even purchased this gift for me that year! My first juicer!


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Even my puppy gave me a big kiss!


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I hope all of your mothers have a great Mother's Day! If you have a mother, please give her a big hug and kiss, or say a prayer of thanksgiving for her if she's already in heaven.


And now, what does it mean to be pro-life and pro-choice all at once? 

Find out below:



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TIDBITS for HEALTH – MAY 2013

 

How to be Pro-Choice AND Pro-Life

 

In the book of Genesis, we first learn how the choices we make regarding food have a life or death impact. When asked what she could eat, Eve replied to the serpent, “God said, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’… But when the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” Genesis 3:3-6

 

And the vicious cycle began. We are tempted not only to do those things that go against God’s will, but we are tempted daily to eat those things that go against the needs of our body. Picture a big tree filled with Twinkies and Hostess cupcakes, (soon to be available yet again). Of course, this would NOT be a tree of life, but a tree of death. Even though we know this, it’s so very tempting! We are told consistently that sweets filled with processed sugar and flour, trans fats, and all sorts of chemicals will bring death to our bodies not life, and yet we hear that voice saying, “You will surely not die.” We think, “I’ll just have one. What damage can that do?” The problem is that we begin to develop a taste and craving for that which is not good for us, rather than for that which was meant for true nourishment.

 

Our food choices over the years clearly have an effect on our health. Of course, our bodies are not designed to last forever no matter how well we eat, and we’ll eventually have to give them up. In the meantime though, we can choose to take the best possible care of the body that God gave us. After all, it is the temple of His spirit within us!

 

When we choose life-giving food, our bodies receive the God-created nutrients that our God-created body needs to work at peak efficiency. We have more energy. We carry around less fat and more muscle. Our organs are performing their functions well so we look and feel great. Our hormones are balanced and our mood is light. We can do the things God has in mind for us to do. We can be a beautiful reflection of Christ.

 

But, the choice is ours. That’s what the story of Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden teaches us. We were given the ability to make choices from the beginning. God is pro-choice! But with this privilege comes the great responsibility of making good choices--choices that lead to life, not death. God is also pro-life!

 

Are you struggling with food? Do you feel addicted to sugar, carbs, caffeine? Have you given up? The first step toward healing and choosing life is to accept the fact that the choice is yours to make. It might not be easy, and you may still have consequences to deal with from your past poor choices, but it’s never too late to make a change and reap benefits. Seek the help you need. Pray for help from the One who made you. Decide what you want to do:

 

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19

 

One of the best ways to bring about change is to set goals. Goals help you identify specific actions you want to change. I always ask my clients to choose 3 goals to work on. They can all be about food or not. Once each goal is identified, we work on 3 action steps to accomplish that goal. 


But before a client decides where they want to go, it’s important to understand where they are beginning. So, the first thing I ask clients to do is to keep a very specific food diary and write down everything that passes through their mouth, including water, gum, mints… everything! After they’ve completed 3 consecutive days of keeping the food diary, I have them identify 3 things they feel they could improve upon. They will now have the material they need to set 3 dietary goals. The best goals to set and the easiest to follow are the ones you choose for yourself!

 

If you’re interested in using my food diary form and goal setting form, please use the Contact Me tab, and I’ll be happy to share it with you. I also provide private telephone sessions to discuss the results, starting at $20 for 20 minutes, but it's not required. The forms are my Mother's Day gift to you!


Love,

Bobbi

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