Episode 6: Brenda Wood – God, Gluttony and You
About the Show
Gluttony is the ‘permissible’ Christian sin. Our lack of self-control is a blemish on our call to holy living. Brenda Wood wants to bring us to an awareness of our responsibility in this area.
About the Speaker
Brenda is an internationally known motivational speaker, a former TV hostess and a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost thousands of pounds. She’s actually fought the food fight and won the battle. Brenda lives just north of Toronto, Ontario and loves to write, read and walk. Learn more about Brenda at her website.
Brenda is offering a one-page PDF called Excuses or Reasons. Click here to download Intentional and Unintentional Sin by Brenda J Wood.
God, Gluttony & You book
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Excerpt from our interview – BEEP model
We’re going to move on to the BEEP round. Brenda will give quick tips on the four disciplines of Bible study, eating healthy, exercise, and prayer or BEEP. So what do you have for us for a quick tip for Bible study?
For Bible study, I already mentioned that one. If anger or temper is your problem, look up every verse in the Bible that talks about it, memorize them, and learn what to do with them. Have them prepared. Maybe even make a list of them and have them ready to look at them. Bible study is more than reading your Bible. You have to spend time. Other people write Bible studies but you can write your own. It’s a verse by verse slow reading and looking up what the words mean and then applying it to your life.
I like that. And what about a quick tip for eating healthy?
Eating healthy? Make changes one at a time. One of the basic things you can do is add fruit and vegetables to every meal. That is the standard Canadian health guidelines right now. It’s really important to have fruit and vegetables. Everybody knows that. Just to add a banana, and an orange, and a cup of green beans to your day. That’s something right. And it’ll help fill you up as well.
Yes, I love to eat at least one banana a day. What’s your quick tip for exercise?
It’s very simple, move every day. You don’t necessarily have to belong to a club. You don’t have to do jumping jacks. I’m approaching a delicate age and there are certain things I don’t’ want to do anymore but I can move. Because if you don’t move you will lose it. You have to actually move your body in some way. Just a walk to the corner store. It’s not that bad. Half a block.
I had a friend who had terrible arthritis and she said to me, “I can’t walk at all. My feet hurt, I can barely walk in the store”. I said, “This week walk to the end of your driveway.” And she did that every day. And the next week, we talked and she walked another 20 feet. And now she walks about 8 miles a day. She started small, walked through the pain and the pain actually went away when she moved and exercised.
Yes, you just need to get over that hump basically.
It helps if you have a walking partner or something. That’s not always possible but if inside of you you are convicted and you want to take care of your body and you want to do something with yourself that would be the choice. Move.
And your quick tip for prayer?
Oh, people are so hung up on prayer. It’s just talking to God like I’m talking to you. Don’t worry about the position you’re in, whether you’re standing or speaking in Latin. I always think it’s interesting if you’re at some prayer rally or something and the prayers get longer, and deeper, and more complicated. God just wants a, “Hi, how are you? Let me know how things are going today.” Just be simple with Him and He will treat you with decency and listen in return.
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Excellent topic and one that we all need to hear and check ourselves against. Congratulations Kimberley Payne, for this wonderful podcast series and thanks also to Brenda Wood for your sharing your story and insights.
Thanks Sally! Brenda offers wonderful insight and encouragement.
Great interview, great information. As one who has also lost and gained umpteen pounds over the decades, I appreciated hearing a Biblical perspective on this. Thanks Brenda and Kimberly.
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