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7 Keys to Releasing Your Excess Weight Now!

6 Sep

Join me and special guest, Wendie Pett for a free hour-long training on how to:

1. Get past the #1 excuse people give regarding diet and exercise.
2. Learn how to “release excess weight.”
3. Master the mental and spiritual decision-making process.
4. Adopt a life-style of self-care. It was God’s idea first!
5. Easily incorporate exercise into everyday.
6. Use unavoidable obstacles to build toward your success.
7. Adopt a lifestyle of gratitude and joy.

Join us live today, Thursday, September 6, 2012, 1-2 PM PT, 2-3 PM MT, 3-4 PM CT, 4-5 PM ET at Marnie’s Friends.

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God’s Definition of Beauty

9 Jul

While running on the elliptical machine, I love to review memorized passages of Scripture and memorize new sections. This morning I became keenly aware of the 50 pounds that are no longer with me (thank You, God!!!) and simultaneously intimidated by the extra 50 pounds still jiggling along, publicly, as I ran while pumping my arms.

Eating with GodJust then, I flipped to the next passage which was, “3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves…” I Peter 3:3-5

I love this passage for a lot of reasons, but today, just when I needed it, God rephrased verse 3 for me, so I understood:

“Do not let your focus be merely outward—a thin body, a fit body or even a healthy body— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

Yes, oh, yes! More than anything else in the world, I want to be BEAUTIFUL to God. I’m grateful that He has helped me shed 50 pounds and is still shaving more off my body in the process, but even more, even if I never lost another pound or even if I get a dread disease, I will still praise Him!

Have a great day! Love you! Marnie

PS – I get asked all the time, “What are you doing to lose the weight?” The answer is Eating with God.

PPS – By the way, how do YOU rephrase God’s definition of beauty for your unique situation?

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Eat What You Love

20 Jan
During this hour-long training,
you will learn how to break your

Thursday, January 21st
1-2 PA, 2-3 MT, 3-4 CT, 4-5 ET

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or at (646) 727-2510
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A few weeks after the launch of my new website, Better Than a Diet, God orchestrated a “chance meeting” with Dr. Michele May. He went on to use her extensive research to confirm to me what He had been asking me to teach, even though I was still in the learning curve myself.

It is my great joy to introduce you to one of my newest friends, and to her awesome research and training entitled, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.”

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Life Balance Bingo

9 Nov
Life Balance Bingo

Life Balance Bingo

I create little Bingo Games to help me make healthier life choices. I thought you might like to play “Life Balance Bingo: Food”.

Click here to download a Daily Life Balance: Food Bingo card. To personalize it, print a copy and use white out or blank address labels to cover over my words and insert your own.

If you haven’t already done so, Click here to start “Eating with Gratitude” or “Eating with God” today! Let me know how it goes.
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“Eat What You Love” says Dr. Michelle May

24 Sep

How do you decide whether or not to take that next bite? Do you keep eating until the food is gone? Maybe you base your intake on the behavior of those around you. Or, possibly you don’t have any reasonable way to determine when to stop eating… and you find that you are often eating too much.

This past summer God gifted me with the programs outlined at Finding myself still severely overweight (see photo), it took extreme courage to publish this information!

I am still personally learning about all of this, but I am content with where God has me now on the way to where He is taking me; and I am convinced, by faith, that Eating with God is His answer for millions of currently obese Americans. family

I acted by faith, not sight.

Then, last week, due to a set of circumstances that I could never have orchestrated, had I tried, I was able to meet Dr. Michelle May, to get her book, and to learn that it is just awesome!

She is a doctor, she is thin, she has helped others lose excess poundage, and she teaches concepts that encourage us as we learn to Eat with God.

I believe that the training included in Eating with Gratitude and Eating with God answer the question of “How?” we can eat with joy. But, if you are like me, I’ve had some “Why? When? What? How much? and Where?” questions, the answers to which a naturally thin person intuitively knows.

Dr. Michelle May’s book, Eat What You Love – Love What You Eat, is being released to bookstores right now. She has agreed to do an interview with me for Marnie’s Friends, but in the meantime, you can check out her book Eat What You Love – Love What You Eat.

While Eating with God is what I plan to be doing for the rest of my life, I am excited for the additional “non-diet” support provided by this newly released resource.

I encourage you to check out both Dr. May’s book, and, if you haven’t already joined us, sign up for America’s 31 Day Experiment. Eating should (and can) be a wonderful experience. So, let’s get going!

Do You Think Other Ministries Are Stealing Your Ideas?

2 Sep

Over the years I have received many emails from gals who have felt like another ministry had stolen their great idea. I have always responded in the same way:

Even if it seems true, tread lightly!
It is probably of God.

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My own release of Eating with God two weeks ago was nearly simultaneous with Jennifer Rothschild’s teaching released this week entitled, “Hungry?”

We are both mentors to women’s ministry leaders, and without speaking to each other, we shared a strong God-focused, food-related encouragement with our groups. It reminds me of how often the pastor’s message perfectly matches the Sunday School lesson, even when they have not coordinated it.

Here is another example. This past spring I interviewed two authors of two women’s Bible Study books by the same title, “Beauty by the Book.”

My comment to both was that this topic must be of vital importance to God, to allow both of them to write an entire book on it, by the same title, at about the same time. [These are both super books–check them out!]

Next time you are tempted to view a simultaneous “release” of a ministry idea, product or resource as a personal affront, step back a bit! Ask yourself…

If I was God, how would I get an important message out
to all 6,781,420,581 of My people?

I have always believed that God prompts several of His “kids” (His ambassadors on earth) with the same concept, idea or story line at the same time because He is efficient and He knows that the task is usually too big for just one.

A Couple of My Fav Duets

25 Aug

Not a duet, but I am totally lovin’ my new life of “Eating with God” and the words of this song remind me of the joy I’m experiencing focusing my love onto Jesus:

Launch: Eating with God

15 Aug
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Eating with God

20 Jul
Have you ever asked yourself this question: “How can I, or for that matter, how can God, possibly be O.K. with this body?”

The eBook, “Eating with God: Experiencing Freedom One Bite at a Time,” is set for release in January of 2010 and I am SO excited about this project!

The daily devotionals are already published in the eBook, “Gasping for Grace,” the “365 Daily Bites,” are coming along (taste test a few below) and the rest of the project is falling into place.

The Manna Daily Bite MP3
The Birthday Party Daily Bite MP3
The Perum Daily Bite MP3

I just LOVE IT when God enables us to do something that is a) way bigger than our own abilities, b) way out of our comfort zone, and c) way powerful for furthering the Kingdom!

Join me in prayer for the “Eating with God” project whenever it comes to mind. And, stay tuned to the “Marnie Minute” for a chance to become a beta tester (meaning, you’d get the benefits and daily bites at no charge in exchange for your feedback).

God bless!

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