“What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15~
That’s a verse that may come to mind when we’ve eaten too much of something that isn’t so good for us.
At this point in the year, most people’s New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten. Eleven days remain in Lent.
The closer we get to Easter, the more I dream and plan of the things I want to eat that I’ve done without for some time. As I begin to shop for our family’s traditional foods, I find myself yearning for foods I’m better off limiting or avoiding altogether.
Enter Katherine Pasour and her new book Honoring God with My Body: Journey to Wellness and a Healthy Lifestyle.
As most health and wellness books do, Katherine’s calls us to eat and exercise well, get enough sleep, and manage stress.
Even so, this book is not just another health and wellness book to collect dust on your shelf while you shame yourself for eating yet another cookie (or six).
Katherine presents a spiritual road map. This book strikes at the heart of our eating, sitting, restlessness, and worrying about things we cannot control.
We’ve spent years, perhaps decades thinking we have a food problem or a job problem. Many times, though, our problems are spiritual. We have forgotten who we are and who God is. We’re focusing on the wrong things.
“Healthful living is not just about what we eat or how active we are, although those two aspects of health are very important. Achieving good health involves recognizing the many dimensions of health: physical, mental spiritual, emotional, social, and vocational. These aspects intertwine, each one affecting the others. When all aspects of health are balanced and viewed as important, we can strive for better health.”
Honoring God with My Body is organized for daily study for an individual or group.
15 Replies to “Katherine Pasour’s Honoring God with My Body”
Nancy, I’m so honored that you featured my wellness Bible study/devotional on your blog this week. What a marvelous surprise greated me when I opened your bog to read this morning. I pray that Honoring God with My Body can be an encourager for those who seek healthier lifestyle choices to better care for the amazing body God has gifted them. Wishing you a healthy, happy, and blessed day, Nancy!
Wishing you the same, Katherine. God bless!
Katherine Pasour is a dear person. I have read this book and love it! Her messages are inspirational.
Thanks, Melissa. God bless!
What an intriguing post! It looks like Katherine Pasour covers some of the issues that can plague us as we try to be in balance with what we eat and how much time we devote to other essentials.
Taking care of our bodies is essential, for if we don’t, we won’t be able to function in the necessary ways that allow us to fulfill the mission the Lord has given us.
So true, Melinda. Thanks for reading and commenting. God bless!
What an amazing resource for our spiritual and physical health. Thanks for sharing Nancy.
Thank you, Yvonne. God bless!
I definitely want to read this book. Everything you said resonates deeply. Thank you!
Enjoy! Thanks, Jessica. God bless!
Great message, Nancy. Love the closing quote. We seem to box in food choices as a single aspect of our overall wellness which is not true.
We often fail to realize that various aspects of our lives are connected. Thanks, Karen. God bless!
I second your recommendation of Katherine’s excellent book. She stirred me to a greater awareness of all aspects of wellness. Thanks!
As she points out from I Thessalonians, God calls us to live holy lives and that means consideration for our bodies as well. Thanks, Annie. God bless!