Archive for March, 2008

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Day 6

March 18, 2008

The end is here. Yes, you read correctly, not near, but here.  I was ready to make it all 10 days. I was geared up. I had all of my organic syrup and even borrowed a juicer. I had downed 32 oz. of salwater for 6 mornings straight, but sadly I didn’t make it to the end. I came down with a ghastly cold. I thought it would be best to eat, so that I could take medicine and gain overall strenth.  Will I try again and make it the whole 10 days? HECK NO! I am done with this kind of stuff and am just trying to eat healthier. Alright, on to the next great adventure. Ah man, now you got me singing. (Saddle up your horses….)

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Day 4

March 14, 2008

Most people don’t start blogging about something on day 4, but I guess I’m not most people.  So yes, I am on Day 4 of The Master Cleanse. A bunch of pastors at my church were doing it, so I decided to follow.  This is what I have to do: drink one cup of laxitive tea in the evening, drink 32 oz. of saltwater in the morning (to get things…you know…flowing), and then throughout the day I drink a total of 64 oz. of this lemonade which includes lemon juice, organic maple syrup, and cayenne pepper mixed with water.  Oh yeah, I have to fast during this 10 day process. At first, the worst part was downing the 32 oz. of saltwater in the morning.  I almost gagged several times. Now the worst part is the hunger and feeling weak.  Yesterday was probably the hardest day. All I wanted was some of those little chocolate donuts you get at the gas station and a Big Tom’s burger from Eagans.  Only 6 days to go. A lot of people have quit, but I am determined to make it to the end.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

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The Starving Baker

March 6, 2008

I just got back from an overnight retreat for the  staff of the Next Gen department at the church where I work.  It was awesome. It was the first retreat in a long time that we didn’t have to worry about anyone and just focus on ourselves. We are always taught to focus on other’s needs before yourself.  This is true, and Jesus even says this, but if we don’t focus on ourselves first, we won’t have anything to give. I remember hearing about the analogy of the starving baker.  He was making and giving out all kinds of food, but never ate any himself. Now he was no good to anyone, because he is DEAD! We have to remember to constantly come before the Lord and allow Him to fill us with His power to allow us to minister to others.  We can’t do any good if we are DEAD!