The Daniel Plan: Take 2

The Daniel Plan Chapter 4. I wasn't looking forward to reading it. Not even a little bit. I was, in fact, feeling a bit apprehensive. Chapter 4? Food. A little background knowledge about me: I'm kinda well read when it comes to food. Barnes and Noble has actually named a wing after me. Kidding. So you're probably…

Daniel Plan: Take 1 (Or this is what I’ve learned so far…)

Well, I certainly had a lot of "Amen" moments while reading the first three chapters of The Daniel Plan. Rick Warren was preaching to the choir, I'm telling you! I'm all over the whole healthy diet and exercise thing. Validation at its best! But, oh...wait. That's not the point. That's not my goal. I'm focusing…

The Search Begins

It's been over 4 years now. Over 4 years since the consequences caught up to me, forcing me to reevaluate my life. Over 4 years since realizing I needed to break free of the accompanying mentality. I was unhealthy physically and mentally. It was a pretty miserable existence and I felt trapped.  (My story as featured…

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Everything happens for a reason. I don't know how many times I pulled that mantra out of my hat. Whenever someone I knew experienced the pain of disappointment or the ache of loss, those words freely flowed from my mouth. And when I said it, I meant it, because I truly wanted...needed... to believe that God had a…