NOT DIET BUT RENEWED MIND
When you first meet gracEmail subscriber and marathon runner Eddie Robbins, you could not guess that in 1999 this Christian brother from the Greater Atlanta area weighed one-third of a thousand pounds, that he shed one-third of them during the next twelve months, then ran a marathon to celebrate his accomplishment.
Eddie is an excellent story-teller and he tells his story in his book, All My Strength: My Journey from 333 to the Chicago Marathon. What is the secret to his weight loss? Nothing special, Eddie assures. “Exercise 30 minutes a day and lower your calorie and fat intake. That’s all you need to do. My story is not one of a diet plan,” Eddie explains, “but one of a transformation through a renewed mind.” All My Strength will inspire runners and non-runners alike, who decide to make the most of the body God has given them, whatever their particular challenge might involve.
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LEROY GARRETT SAYS GOODBYE
After many decades of consistent written ministry, Leroy Garrett has said his last goodbye and laid down the pen. The old warrior and iconoclast for Christ, 96, mentor to many of us who came after him, announced in his bulletin for last Friday that fatigue due to “old age” required him to call his bulletin two weeks ago his last.
“My fatigue is often so bad that I can hardly get to my bed,” he wrote, “and I feel like I must be dying. If that be the case, so be it. Our time is in His hands, the Psalmist assures us. Among my 485 essays is one on ‘the Abolition of Death,’ one of my favorites and which is a testimony of my faith. “I do not like goodbyes,” Garrett wrote, “but I do like farewells, a meaningful felicitude. May you fare well, right into God’s tomorrow.” Garrett said that he saved his last sentence “for the one that matters most: God loves you and I love you.”
Dr. Bob Lewis has put practically all Garrett’s writings online–the menu is found at: www.leroygarrett.org