Thursday, November 15, 2007


a Jesus thought...
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,[d] who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1:14)

a Godly thought...
Let’s work harder at developing an informed, biblically-rounded faith. Let’s read our Bibles more; pray for discernment; use the brains God gave us; think of others before ourselves; let God be God. (p97 Lucas)

a leading thought...
No matter what we may at one time have hoped and dreamed we would become, what we are now is most likely what we will be to the end. (p169 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
Australia is now one of the fattest nations in the developed world, according to a new international report which singles out the country's sky-rocketing obesity rate. A report released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development shows Australia performing well on smoking rates and survival from breast cancer and heart attacks compared with the other 29 OECD nations. But it was one of the worst performers on obesity, thanks to new statistics showing almost one in every four Australians now has a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Australia had the fifth highest adult obesity rate, 21.7 per cent, behind the US, 32.2 per cent, Mexico, 30.2 per cent, the UK, 23 per cent, and Greece, 21.9 per cent.Australians are gaining weight even faster than people in the US, a notoriously fat nation.``Using consistent measures of obesity over time, the rate of obesity has more than doubled over the past 20 years in the United States, while it has almost tripled in Australia,'' states the report, Health at a Glance 2007.
What does this report say about the Australian culture today? We have one of the best climates for exercise and have more parks and footpaths than most other countries yet we have the fastest growing obesity rate in the world. I write this as I am part of Justlose ( and have managed to drop a few kilos over the last month. But it hasn’t been easy, it does take discipline to eat the right foods and to plan time to do regular exercise. There is no doubt we have been educated about this but as we watch more TV, eat out more, and drive our vehicles more than ever before, sadly I don’t think us Aussies will improve. The choice is ours to take on a disciplined lifestyle and be proactive everyday otherwise watch out US we are going to surpass you once again.

Just a thought.

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