Category Archives: Food and Diet

“When you fast”: Reflections on a Daniel Fast

For many Christians, the call to fasting and prayer is a discipline for someone else in the faith. Especially the fasting part.  It certainly was for me.  I don’t recall any spiritual fasts during most of my life, nor do … Continue reading

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In praise of peanut butter

Long before I moved to Georgia my family was a major underwriter of the state economy. No, not by eating peaches, following college football, watching NASCAR, or connecting through Hartsfield. Part of the family legacy is a love for peanut … Continue reading

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SF Mayor vetoes city council ban on Happy Meals; council may override

San Francisco, California, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Friday the city’s ban on most McDonald’s Happy Meals with toys., CNN reports. “Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money,” said Newsom. … Continue reading

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Ten Alternatives to Shopping on any Black Friday

People just aching to spend money will certainly get sucked into a new trend called “black Friday creep,” the latest manifestation of which is being foisted on us by Sears: Sears has dubbed Friday, October 29, as “Black Friday Now,” … Continue reading

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A Meaty Debate: Chef vs. Vegan

My wife and I, as well as our Bible study group, are nearing the end of a 10-day Daniel Fast, which is like a vegan diet—but far more strigent (no caffeine, no sweets, only whole grains, no leaven, no chemicals/preservatives). … Continue reading

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The Disciplines and Discoveries of a Daniel Fast

During the month of June, my wife Debbie and I went through our first Daniel Fast. Since we’re about to lead our small group through a fast, it seemed like a good time to look back through my journal and … Continue reading

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Eating thankfully and mercifully this Thanksgiving

After watching an excellent overview of the intersection of faith and the humane treatment of animals called Eating Mercifully, produced by the Humane Society of America’s Animals and Religion division, I’m beginning to examine how we can eat only meat … Continue reading

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