Skip to main content

How can I pray for you?

Photo credit: lalalime.blogspot.com

日本語訳は下をご覧ください。

Thank you for praying for my health! My IBS was slowly been starting to feel better in July. I am still extremely strict with my diet, but I am also starting to experiment with what foods I can and can’t eat.

I have also started a new eating and sleeping schedule, which I have dubbed my “chrono-diet” because I’m trying to take advantage of my circadian rhythm, according to the book Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life (I had borrowed a copy from the library but I enjoyed it so much I went ahead and bought it). I have started waking up at 6 am and exercising first thing, then having breakfast after exercise. I do work until noon, which is  when I eat lunch. I’m supposed to not eat until dinner around 5:30 or 6, but I haven’t been able to break the habit of snacking in the afternoon around 3. When I don’t snack, I get so hungry around 4 that I start eating anything I can see, so I snack in order to curb those cravings. I don’t eat anything after dinner and go to bed around 10.

This “chrono-diet” is supposed to help my intestines get back to their preferred schedule according to my circadian rhythm (the full explanations are in the book). I actually think that my intestines have been able to self-heal a bit better now that I’m on this schedule, which allows natural sunlight to trigger my body’s functions. I think I can tell my intestines are most active from 10 am to 2 pm, and from 10 pm to 2 am, because those are usually the blocks of time when my IBS is bad, if I have a flare up. 

Anyway, while I still had a few flare-ups in July, my health has slowly been getting better and I’m feeling like I have more energy. Hopefully this “chrono-diet” will help reduce my IBS symptoms so my diet won’t have to be so strict. Please continue to pray for my health to improve! It’s been really hard to get a lot of work done when I’m having an IBS flare-up, and I’m still working on finishing my Regency series, Lady Wynwood’s Spies.

Lord, thank You for all You have given to us and how You bless us when we don’t expect it. Please help us to clearly see how You’re working in our lives to support us and help us become people more like Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

How can I pray for you today? Please leave me your prayer requests!

Prayer requests can sometimes be private things, so to keep your privacy, I’ve made a form you can fill out that will keep your requests just between you and me. Also please be sure to fill out the form again to update me if you sent me a prayer request in the past. I’d love to hear how you’re doing.

あなたのために、今日お祈りさせてください。祈りのリクエストはこちらにどうぞ。日本語で書いてもらっても大丈夫です。

祈りのリクエストはプライベートなことに関する場合があります。あなたのプライバシーを守り、あなたのリクエストを私とあなたの間だけにとどめるために、この用紙を作りました。過去に送ってくださった祈りのリクエストに関するアップデート、変更、追加などがある場合も、この用紙を使ってください。あなたからのお便りを楽しみにしています。

Comments

  1. You are hilarious! I crochet and Crosstitch. Never learned to do anything past knit and pearl. Wish I had. Your book was a breath of fresh air and kept me totally entertained edge of the seat stuff. Oh yeah and I read a lot lol if you ever come to WyomingI am on Facebook. An hour from the Eastgate to Yellowstone and we have great coffee! I would only ask to learn how to follow a knitting pattern lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’m glad you liked my book! Ironically, I am not very good at either crochet or cross-stitch! I went to Wyoming once—beautiful country!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

No Cold Bums toilet seat cover

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.22.2008 I actually wrote out my pattern! I was getting a lot of hits on my infamous toilet seat cover , and I wanted to make a new one with “improvements,” so I paid attention and wrote things down as I made the new one. This was originally based off the Potty Mouth toilet cover , but I altered it to fit over the seat instead of the lid. Yarn: any worsted weight yarn, about 120 yards (this is a really tight number, I used exactly 118 yards. My suggestion is to make sure you have about 130 yards.) I suggest using acrylic yarn because you’re going to be washing this often. Needle: I used US 8, but you can use whatever needle size is recommended by the yarn you’re using. Gauge: Not that important. Mine was 4 sts/1 inch in garter stitch. 6 buttons (I used some leftover shell buttons I had in my stash) tapestry needle Crochet hook (optional) Cover: Using a provisional cast on, cast on 12 stitches. Work in garter st until liner measures

Ghetto Gongfu @mastersteas #mastersteas

Last year, I really got into brewing oolong teas, black teas, and Chinese green teas gongfu style. It’s a method where you use a little more tea leaves but steep for a very short time (usually only 15-25 seconds), and then each steeping after that is a few seconds longer. When doing such a short steep, the tea is not bitter at all. I like how each steeping of tea tastes just a little different, because the tea leaves will release certain compounds first and other compounds later. Also, you can usually steep it anywhere from 5 to 9 times, depending on the tea. You can use a tiny gaiwan teacup to brew tea just for yourself, or you can use a teapot. There are some teapots made specifically for gongfu brewing, although they tend to be very small, ranging from 200 mL to 300 mL (although there are some that are larger and smaller, of course). There are a few teas at MastersTeas.com that I really love, but which are very expensive since they’re very high quality. However, some of them

Regency titles in Lady Wynwood's Spies

I happened to read a review of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer , and the reader mentioned being confused because characters switched between using first names and last names. I didn’t comment on the review (it’s my policy never to do so), but I thought it might be useful for my readers for me to mention why I have some characters referring to certain others by their first names or last names or titles. When I was researching British titles, many published historical authors recommended this article , which is one of a series of very informative articles on how the British refer to those with titles. The article writer mentions that especially in the Georgian/Regency/Victorian time period in England, people did not refer to each other by their first names unless they were childhood friends or close family, and even close family would often refer to a peer by his title name (or a nickname of his title name) rather than his first name (i.e., “Hart” for Lord Hartley). It struc