Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two Days Down and I'm Not Dead Yet

Well, day two of fasting has gone exceptionally well. These last two days have presented some amazing and unique opportunities and insight. Instead of thinking about food, I have spent my days meditating on the Lord and focused on others. I have some great stories to tell in the days ahead but today I want to tell you about a blogger I found. Well, actually, she found me.

As I said, I am doing the Daniel fast with Bob and three of our adult kids.  I suppose that is making it easier however I am still the one cooking the evening meal and that's where it gets dicey for me. I love to cook. Most everything we do in this house with family and friends is centered around food and my cooking. I know how to throw on the feedbag in a way that leaves people moaning, groaning and begging for mercy. Eating healthy? Cooking Vegan? I am at a loss. I thought we ate healthy and in fact we did. Mostly. But this Daniel fast has taken it to a new level.

Anyway, today I found this comment on my blog:

I just read your post about starting the Daniel Fast and wanted to let you know about two encouraging resources:



Book: The Ulimate Guide to the Daniel Fast http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Daniel-Fast/dp/031033117X


Blog: http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com


I pray that the Lord will bless you richly as you hunger for Him!


Kristen Feola


Author, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast



So, I surfed on over and read about ten of her posts, watched some of her vlogs and looked through her recipes. Let me tell you, this little gal is the real deal. Even if you have no interest in fasting or healthy eating, go read her posts about a woman named Georgia. If they don't inspire you nothing will.

Thanks Kristen for stopping in and being such a great resource for us. I can't wait to read more about Georgia. Oh and by the way, thanks for having enough recipes for me to plan all our dinners for the rest of the fast. This is an amazing journey and you helped make it even better.



What are you waiting for? Go check her out. You can thank me later.

13 comments:

Blasé said...

I "fasted" today...




..for about 3 hours

Deborah said...

Marla - why does the meal have to be vegan? Curious here in MN.

Don't forget your protein! {nag I am}

Oklahoma Granny said...

I'll have to check out the link after I get home today.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I'm hooked - THANKS! I loved her blog and can't wait to read more about Georgia.

I don't know that I could do the fast the way it's intended. I'm thinking about modifying it and seeing what I come up with.

Monkey Man said...

I fasted last night between dinner and breakfast. It was good.

Brian Miller said...

nice....2 days down....and you sound in good spirits and focused and some nice synchro that she came along as well...

Parsley said...

The Daniel Fast is something that will be REALLY good for you with your recent bout of illness. I have lessened my meat and dair and increased nuts and fruits without going on a total fast and it has already done wonders for me.

ModernMom said...

Sounds like you are having a great experience!

gayle said...

Good luck as you go through this Fast!

Mrs. Tuna said...

I haven't missed a meal since 1982. Love to eat, love to live. Thanks for commenting today. :)

Not So Simply Single said...

I fast every spring, to clear out the old and bring in the new...I hate not eating, and although I know that it is spiritual in nature, I want to kill someone in the process... I think I will stick to my healthy food and call it a day...

Lisa

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your nice comments!

Prudence said...

your fasting? why? I must have missed a ton of posts on my vacay. will have to catch up