Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Life in the Fast Lane
Can anyone point me to some good instructional information (preferably online) about fasting? I'm looking for both practical stuff -- how to physically approach fasting without making yourself sick -- and spiritual stuff -- what's supposed to go on in your heart and head while you're fasting. Thanks!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12:59 PM
On August 22, 2007 2:10 PMAngiewrote... Here is a good article from Touchstone Magazine, "Life in the Fast Line." The author approaches this from the Orthodox tradition, in which fasting plays a greater role than in most Protestant denominations. He discusses types of fasting, fasting from other pleasures besides eating, and cites the prayer of St. Ephrem which can be used during fast days.
On August 23, 2007 2:59 PMBobberwrote... In modern terms (and more from a nutritional point of view), fasting is referred to as calorie restriction. The Calorie Restriction Society has some information that you might find useful. http://www.calorierestriction.org/