I am experimenting with eliminating white sugar and flour in 2011 to develop a closer relationship with my Higher Power, whom I choose to call "God," as well as to improve the pain level in my body. My goal is to replace my sugar/flour addiction with more frequent conscious contact with God so that I can better discern His will for me!
I have said this before, but after last week's sermon on debunking Camping's prediction of the Rapture (the mention of which actually does not exist in the Bible), I'm going to say it again: I have the coolest pastor in the universe. He's very tall, very smart, very funny, very weird (and I mean that in the best sense of the world), and a great teacher.
Pastor Jeff systematically debunked, both Biblically and in historical context, step by step, Camping's prediction of the "Rapture." My mind was freaking like it was in a brain-candy store! I love, love, love words; they're my favorite tools. And when words and phrases, like "rather than tear down one craps game in an alleyway, I want to take down Vegas"(speaking of the debunking to come in the sermon), and "prepare your heads to explode," were used, I just wanted to fly out of my pew seat and run in circles, screaming happily, like a sugar addict face to face with the biggest pile of brightly colored, chewy candy she has ever seen, only better, because the sermon *did* make my head explode! I love elegant, funny, smart explanations of things I never knew about!