My husband and I recently made a pact to help our family eat more healthily. We don’t eat horribly as it is, but with three kids ages five and under, we do frequently succumb to the temptations of easy-to-prepare food: pasta, pizza, and the like. We want to be cooking with more fresh vegetables and meat that actually tastes like meat. Still, time is at a premium, so it helps to be able to shop at a single store.
As we close out the decade, and look forward to the next 10 years with a renewed resolve to really change our lives for the better, let's spend a few moments thinking about that oft-uttered four-letter word. The one that shows up with great regularity toward the end of the Christmas season: DIET.
Let's give it up for Pastor Randy Maynard and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Raleigh. St. Andrews is in a weight-loss contest with three neighboring churches, and Randy is setting the pace, having lost 43 pounds in a little under 90 days. (Am I reading this right? Wow!)
Here is Yonat Shimron's write-up in the Raleigh N&O;. This sounds like a wonderful idea, bringing congregants and whole churches together, and highlighting the links between body and spirit, and between health and Christian discipleship.