Friday, February 08, 2008

Fighting Back, Interesting, -and- Fill It Up!

Fighting Back - doctor pulls pistol to fend off patient
Interesting - loan shark charged children 100% interest
Fill It Up! - futuristic toy car runs on tap water

On this day in history: February 8, 1994 - During an argument Jack Nicholson destroys the windshield of a car with a golf club, screaming "You cut me off!" Charges were dismissed on May 2 after the matter was settled privately. Nicholson did this one month before he was to host the annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Born on this day in history: February 8, 1931 - James (Byron) Dean (1931–55)
Born in Marion, IN, actor James Dean starred in only three films, including "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955), but became a cult figure of youthful rebellion. Dean was killed in a car accident.

Scripture of the Day: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9

Video of the Day: The Matrix Spoof - submitted by Chris

Behind the scenes, an offer is made! Click to enlarge.

As I said earlier, Laura and I began a Bible-based weight-management program, The Lord's Table, last Saturday at Harvest Christian Center. Part of the program is a "food calendar," which suggests how we should eat each weekday—for a 60-day period. Yesterday was a "fast day," meaning that only water was to be taken. The workbook for the program is a tremendous resource, and fasting was accomplished with surprising ease. Today is a "normal day," meaning we can eat as we generally would. Weekends are not included in the food calendar. The Lord's Table teaches us that food is not the problem, and removing certain foods from one's diet is not the answer. Proper diet and weight management results from "feeding" on God's Word and abstaining from self-indulgence and feeding the flesh.

We meet with other students each Saturday morning and complete lessons in the workbook throughout the week. You may, however, register for the program and complete the lessons online at no charge! I highly recommend this program.