The Key to Overcoming Food Idolatry

The Key to Overcoming Food Idolatry

I wish I craved apple slices as much as I crave chocolate, but I don’t. It’s probably that I’ve consumed more chocolate than apples and that’s why I crave it. Changing my diet would probably change my cravings (and I’ve been working on that). But changing my diet wouldn’t take care of my heart issue. The real problem is my heart. The only hope for victory in this battle is recognizing...

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Four Ways to Break the Power of Your Idol

Four Ways to Break the Power of Your Idol

It’s not that Jesus can’t satisfy—you’ve just not tasted deeply enough! This is my reply to those struggling with the “whys” of doubt that come after another discouraging defeat—the woman who’s been addicted to “cutting” since her teens, the college student who keeps falling prey to porn, the former meth addict that caves to the pull of her old lifestyle. Or me, when I...

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The Only Craving That Satisfies

The Only Craving That Satisfies

Way back on June 2, I promised you a post that I’m just now sending you! My, how the days fly when life interruptions happen, I can’t believe that this is almost three weeks later. In case you missed the series we were in at the beginning of this month, let me update you a bit. I was sharing with you about my “favorite” idol and several of you joined in to let me know that you struggle...

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The Day my Idolatry Caught up with Me

The Day my Idolatry Caught up with Me

  The physical pain I’d endured for years was growing in intensity and the duration of each episode was growing longer. The many rounds of various gall bladder tests and scans showed nothing unusual. I was weary of looking for answers. The pain was growing worse and I was ready to give up eating. My favorite idol had become my enemy. If you read my post yesterday, you know that my...

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Getting Real About my Favorite Idol

Getting Real About my Favorite Idol

I remember several years ago talking with a friend who was struggling to give up cigarettes. I encouraged her to consider how her body was created to glorify God: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) While I was challenging her to consider this verse each time she...

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