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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Leptin vs. Ghrelin!!!

Have you ever heard of leptin and ghrelin?  
I hadn't until I read an article....here....explaining that they are hormones that have to do with our appetite.   As I read about they compete with each other,  I couldn't help but imagine a little angel sitting on one of my shoulders and a little red devil with a pitchfork on the other one, each trying to convince me they are right!!!



Do you ever feel like that?
That you're completely at a loss as to what to do....
....that you're being pulled in about a hundred different directions and don't know which fire to put out first?

Well....sometimes the best thing to do....is....
NOTHING!!!

What I mean by that is often we need to just take some time to do what I like to call "re-group".  It helps me to just go off by myself....take some really deep breaths....you know those I've talked about where I breathe in Jesus and breathe out Deb?!?!
I grab my Bible....turn to some familiar scriptures that are comforting to me....or just open up the Bible to Psalms, or Proverbs!!!

Psalm 119:105  
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; 
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.


And, during it all....I pray, pray, pray!!!

I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!





2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this post. Something I needed. I feel like this a lot.

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  2. Hi There - yes, I too have that back and forth conversation often. Great post, great encouragement. I'm your newest linky follower :) Thanks for linking up again. I love seeing you there
    God bless
    Tracy

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