Sunday, August 26, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

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By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Stephen Sawyer's "Calvary"
Ernest finished the Whole30 diet plan this week motivated by a philosophy shared by painter Stephen Sawyer, that “God lives inside us.” Our next step was to celebrate. So, on Tuesday, we had a tasting party with seven types of vodka: Crystal HeadChopin, Russian Standard, Absolut, Ketel One, Cîroc, and Tito's. According to Organic Facts, the “Health benefits of vodka include better cardiovascular health, reduction in stress...." So, vodka has health benefits, but excess has the opposite effect, and we’ve been excessive. Our bodies are temples, and that’s why Stephen Sawyer's depiction of Jesus as an addict is our news of the week.

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Ernest started Whole30 at 218#s and ended at 204#s for a 14# loss. 
P.S. We're still on the lookout for four others: Kissui (rice); Downunder (molasses); Black Cow (milk); and Glen's (sugar beets). 
Source: Organic Facts
Seven Bible Verses on Healthy Eating
  • John 6:27 Chapter Parallel Compare 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 
  • Proverbs 25:27 Chapter Parallel Compare 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep. 
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 Chapter Parallel Compare 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 273 helpful votes Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. 
  • Daniel 1:8-20 ESV / 158 helpful votes But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs, and the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who assigned your food and your drink; for why should he see that you were in worse condition than the youths who are of your own age? So you would endanger my head with the king.” Then Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had assigned over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, “Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. ... 
  • Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 133 helpful votes For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. 
  • Philippians 3:19 ESV / 49 helpful votes Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.