Am I becoming a evangelist?

June 8, 2003

by Beth

I sometimes find myself wondering if I peering over the edge of becoming a diet evangelist. Heaven forbid! But, just as exploring the wonders of God’s love can turn one into a true evangelist, this low-carb eating and the results with respect to how I feel, how my body is responding in a positive and rewarding manner, the internal sense of well-being is sure to have some sort of push toward my wanting to “shout it from the mountaintop”….

And so – now, just as I believe that St. Francis of Assisi was on to something when he said “Preach the Gospel at all times; use words only when necessary”, I find I must work the same way. Or in Nike terms – “Just do it!” and let your light shine so that others will be drawn into asking “What’s up with you, anyway?”

I’ve been at this for about 6 weeks now – I’m down only about 12 lbs. That doesn’t bother me (I’ve got 45 to go, I think). Fortunately, every other week I trot down to the Pharmaceutical Care Center, here on Auburn’s campus, and weigh in on one of those fancy-smancy Tanita scales that tries to measure everything (fat mass, Fat Free Mass, water, BMI, basal metabolic needs, etc). And what that told me on my last visit was that while the net weight loss rang up at 2.2#, the fat mass was down 5# – water was up, and I think I may have developed a bit of muscle.

All this goes to show that you have to look beneath the surface… and I still feel really good.

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Marathoner (hey! I did complete the Nashville Rock'n'Roll Marathon! -- never again!), peregrino (Via Frances, Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2013), techie behind for over 20 years now, mother to David, Marie and Daniel, Mémère to Lily, Ella, Genevieve, Henry, Avery, Luke and Claire, Catholic Christian (when I get frustrated and want to leave the RC I find myself asking "But where would I go?"), Auburn Tiger (War Eagle!), retired from Auburn University Libraries, and after 44 years, I'm still married to JP.

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  1. jbf

    Congratulations! As we say in Brooklyn… “what woiks, woiks”

  2. Gloria Ross

    I am a 39 year old woman, that seem to be struggling with many issues at this time. I have found myself desiring to be a messenger for the the Lord. I was told about a year ago by a minister that God had implanted a ministry inside of me, and no matter how hard I try, it will come out someday. I didn’t quite understand Minister Maryann at the time. I’m still struggling with the idea. I haven’t been an angel to say the least and to be honest with you. I often wonder why would God even bother with a wretch like me. Then the Holy Spirit answers me and says, “Because he Loves You”. I have grown quite a concern for the young people in my community as well as other communities lately. I want to make a difference in their young lives. I want to introduce them to the unconditional love The Lord has given me and them also. They just don’t know it. I feel very strongly about this and would love to have any information on how i can determine if the Lord is truly calling me to do this. I don’t want to make any mistakes when it comes to the Lord

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