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I'm a 54 year old Husband, Father of Four Daughters, Pastor and Vice Principal of a private K-12 school on Long Island.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beyond Organic Info

This is a great site by my friend Mike Melvin Beyond Organic Info

Beyong Organic is a great company that is in it's pre-launch phase. Mike is one of my Upline Sponsors. Beyond Organic was founded by the NY Times best selling author and the founder of garden of Life supplements, Jordin Rubin! Jordan has a great vision for this new company and we're all very excited to be a part of it's inception! To find out more go to my Insider located on this page!

Grace and Peace,

Monday, August 1, 2011

One Month Results!

After doing the "Maker's Diet" plan for one month I dropped 21 pounds, 3 inches from my weight and lowered my high blood pressure by 17/16 to 141/90! I am so encouraged! Spark People dot com has helped by using the fitness tracker, nutrition tracker and reading the articles that come daily in my e-mail!

Also blogging here helps by sharing my experience with others. I have a dialogue with several people on here and our friendships help to inspire and motivate each other.

When I started this I also had a goal to read through the entire new testament in 9 weeks and I have not missed a day yet! That helps to encourage and inspire me as well as I meet with God early, as soon as I get up. That time sets my priorities for the day and hlps to remind me of what is truely important in my life!

To your health!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back from Vacation!

My wife and I had a great vacation! Went to the beach, stayed in NYC, saw Zarkana, saw the sunset from the Top of Rockefeller Center (70 stories high) and had some wonderful meals together.

I gained a total of 10 lbs during that time but that's what I expected as we did not exercise (except for miles of walking in the city) and no recording of our food choices. I am back on the program and will be doing partial fasts until I lose the additional 10 lbs (probably 5-7 days).

All in all the "Maker's Diet for Weight Loss" that we are following is working great! We feel better and are losing weight at a sensible rate. My daughters are also following the plan and together the family has lost over 75 lbs in a little under a month and we feel better too. My blood pressure is declining (a good thing!) and our clothes are fitting better (some are falling off!).

I thank God for His grace in all of this. First by leading me to Jordan's great books and then by helping me to keep Him and His kingdom in front of me as the prize! The bible says in the book of Hebrews that we are to keep looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith who FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS. That is a great lesson for us as well! Keep your goal before you as you sacrifice the momentary pleasure of foods you may miss or times you would just like to pass on your daily exercise! You will reach your goal if you keep your eyes focused on it and endure with patience until your there!!

Grace and peace,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I started my "Maker's Diet" 10 day cleansing fast 10 days ago and the results are in! I dropped 25 lbs.! (I use "dropped" and not "lost" because that's what I intended to do!) I reduced my waist by 2 inches! I lowered my Diastolic BP by 1 point and my Systolic BP by 11 points! Those were they measurements I was most interested in so those are the only ones I'm following.

While the 10 days were difficult at times, it was WELL WORTH THE SACRIFICE! I am ready to embark on the next phase of the "Maker's Diet" protocol where I will be adding more protein and calories to my daily diet. Still eating 5 smaller meals a day.

While sacrifice is never easy, if the goal is a worthy one like your health, family or community it is always worth it. Jesus is our great example. The bible says, that for the joy set before Him He endured the cross! Keep your goal (health, family,community) before you! That is your joy! See the result and ignore the cost as much as possible. Your mind is powerful and your focus is crucial! When it gets rough (and it will sometimes) remember your goal and pray. God knows how you feel and He will help if you follow His will for your life!

Grace and Peace,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cleansing Fast Day 9!

Every few days the protocol for this cleansing fast adds a few other foods. As I enter my last phase of the fast we added Yogurt, Raw Honey and Fish yesterday! Maybe that's why I missed bloging?!? Naw...had another sleepless night on Saturday so I was a bit foggy and tired. However, I slept 6 solid hours last night (my normal amount) and between that and the added nutrients I am feeling back to normal today! Praise God!!

I was thinking this morning of how much like my father I am and was wondering how that happens. I thought that some of it is genetic coding passed down through my DNA but some of it also came from me watching and listening to him throughout the day.

And so it is with my walk with God. I have the genetics of the New Birth passed down through my spiritual DNA thanks to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ but the rest comes as I watch and listen to God in prayer, by reading, studying and meditating on His word and listening for Him throughout the day as I go through my normal day to day experiences. I want to be more like Him!!

Grace and Peace,

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