Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Opus 2012-196, Healthy Insights: A Word of Hope for Diabetics, Part 1 of 3

I want to give a word of hope for people suffering with diabetes.  Before I do I want to offer some serious disclaimers.  And I really mean them.  I am aware that everyone is different and everyone’s body responds differently.  What works for one often does not work for another.  This is not a guilt trip but a word of encouragement. 

My parents had four sons.  We developed diabetes.  Each of us has followed a different road.  The two that were the most vigorous and in the best condition have the worst experiences.  My younger brother has always been normal sized.  He was athletic and only slightly overweight.  When he was diagnosed, he lost weight and did what he was supposed to do.  Today he is taking several pills and using a needle.  I was the least active and at the same time the last one to be diagnosed.  For years the doctor kept telling me to lose weight or I would develop diabetes.  I did not lose and I did develop.  I did the same things my brother did and while he is popping pills and using a needle, I am medication free.

This is not bragging or preaching.  I just want to say that there are some things that can make your life better if you are one of those who have a body that responds. 

I patted my doctor on the head and ignored the nagging of my wife for years.  When my A1c reached 10 and my fasting glucose reached 200 my GP referred me to a specialist.  Some of you are much higher than that but this was my wake up call.  For some reason God seemed to let me know that the party was over.  I got serious.

Let me share you what has worked for me but remember it may not work for you.  Then again, it might.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. You're very correct in that what works for one person may not for the next. Case in point - four of us at the plant where I used to work started taking 400IU of Vitamin E and dropped our cholesterol 75-100 points. The next two guys who tried it got no results at all. I suspect they were genetically influenced and we were influenced by our diet; but who knows?

    1. It demands an open mind, an nonjudgmental attitude and a heart of hope. It would certainly be easier if we were all the same, but it ain't gonna happen.

      Grace and peace.


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