Often there are additional blessings beyond weight loss that occur in our classes!
My husband died in October of 2004. Through a series of events and confirmations that are too numerous to get into here, I felt the Lord leading me to write a book about his experience (which involved gastric by-pass surgery to lose weight), the grief process and ultimate healing for me. I had tried several times to sit down and begin this book, but it just didn’t seem to be coming together. Finally, frustrated, I threw in the towel. I decided that it wasn’t really God leading me to write this book and essentially gave up on the idea. Truthfully, I had never really wanted to write it anyway!
Because of my own problems with overeating, I decided to try Tune The Temple (Spring of 2009). I had lost 75 lbs while my husband was sick and had experienced a measure of success in keeping it off, but I was finding myself again consumed with wanting to eat all the time. I knew the reasons were mostly emotional and I was looking for all the help I could get to deal with this.
Tune The Temple proved very beneficial in helping me with some important lifestyle changes and empowered me with tools that I still use, but there was also an added blessing for me through this class that I had not anticipated.
While taking the class, the Lord began to reveal to me that I had set my husband in my heart as an idol before God. I began to see that I was romanticizing my husband’s memory and I was choosing to remember him the way I wanted to remember him and not as he truly was. I have since learned this is a very common thing for people who have lost a loved one to do. Once I saw this clearly, I repented before the Lord and asked Him to remove that idol and help me to see things as they truly were.
Just about a month after this happened, it seemed like the floodgates opened and the Lord gave me chapter headings and direction and the words began to flow that would make up this book. I saw that I needed to write truthfully about my husband and myself for this book to have any impact. I couldn’t do that until I saw the truth myself. Also, as I began writing the book, God lead me in a direction I had not originally intended to take and the book also discusses the struggle that both Phil and I had with overeating and I share some additional tools that He gave me in controlling my overeating and maintaining my weight loss.
My book, Strength of My Heart, is finished and has been published. To God Be The Glory!!
Donna M Churchill
Cathy’s Note – Check out Donna’s blog at www.easeyourheart.blogspot.com. If you would like to contact Donna or purchase her book, please send me an email request on the Contact Page of this website.
Tune the Temple is a Christian Weight Loss Program that is designed to tackle root issues that drive a person to food, thus bringing people to freedom from weight issues. Especially enjoyable is seeing God’s healing occur in peoples’ lives in the process!