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"MANY OF US [HAVE DIETING] among our New Year's resolutions. But you've tried, year after year, and no diet has worked. Here's something new: Thin Connection. . . . It's not a diet, per se. Instead, it's a 12-week 'weight-release' program that uses Scripture to fill the void inside that most of the time gets filled with Cheese Doodles and Slim Jims. 'The program uses Scriptures to show that God loves you,' said Summerfield resident Roxanne Gilgallon, 44, who will lead the course. 'By feeling God loves you, you'll feel better about yourself. So food will cease being the focus of your life.'
"Participants learn to eat only when they are legitimately hungry—not when they're depressed or anxious or stressed. When they feel the urge to reach for a Twinkie, they will become mindful of whether their hunger is physical or spiritual. If spiritual, then the program offers a series of meditations culled from Scripture to help give strength to participants, so that they may resist the urge to rely on food to fill a spiritual void. Meditations will include those that focus on nourishment, such as Luke 12:23: 'For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.' Other meditations will focus on God's love, such as Proverbs 8:17: 'I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.'....
Finding home in the presence of God
with contributions from Priscilla Roehmer, Rebecca Janes, Patricia Billings, Donna I. Daigle, Sterling Flynn, Betty Westerberg
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with contributions from Justin Cord Hayes, Karen Patterson, Khanh T. L. Tran
A walk out of darkness into light
BY Warren Bolon Senior Writer
'HOME' is where the heart is
BY Marta Greenwood
Finding a place called home
BY Beverly Goldsmith
A friend of the Back Bay
Text and Photographs by Kim Shippey Senior Writer
Thank you, Lord, for healing me
By Rodolfo Urdapilleta Written for El Heraldo de la Christian Science
prayer that heals —simple, but profound
BY Judy Olson
Even in the night
David C. Kennedy
Who will take care of me?
By Sarah C. Nelson
Restraint can snowball
By Channing Walker
Safe—even in a combat zone
with contributions from Marc T. Straub, Judy L. Straub
A helping hand
At home in God