• Hypertension
    Addictions,  All Posts,  My Diet,  My Health

    The High Cost Of Being Fat

    I became a vegetarian about six years ago. I did it for the animals but I expected to lose weight because I’d never seen an overweight vegetarian. Sadly I see one, now, whenever I look in a mirror. It turns out eating a lot of fried foods and sugar will make you fat even if you don’t eat meat. I have struggled with my weight ever since I had my first child and settled down. Every year I just seem to get bigger. I have tried so many things. Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Lite and Easy, Intermittent Fasting and good old fashioned will power or, as some might call it,…

  • Love
    All Posts,  Miscellaneous,  Quit Smoking

    I’ve Been Gone Too Long

    I’ve been gone a long time I know. It wasn’t entirely voluntary on my part. My website manager moved to another country and I just let things slide instead of letting him know things were falling down. Parts of the site went down, as far as I can tell, in 2013 and I lost access to everything altogether about a year or two ago. I still can’t access the wordsbykim email address. But I’m back now and I’m hoping it will stay that way. This is just a catch up entry to let you know I will be adding more entries soon and to give you an idea of how…

  • Good Christian
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    On Being A Good Christian

    It’s been a long time since my last update. About a year I think. I’m writing now because I’m reluctant to let the blog go without an entry for more than a year but I’m not sure what to say. I don’t even keep a diary any more because I don’t have much to say these days. I’m doing well. The Lord has brought me to a place of peace and prosperity after a lifetime of lurching from crisis to crisis. I don’t have everything my heart desires. I’d love to own my own home but that is not looking possible with the price of property these days but I…

  • All Posts,  Lessons From God,  My Depression,  My Faith,  My Health,  Quit Smoking

    One More Month

    In one more month I will hit the two year anniversary of my quit smoking date. It has been, according to my quit counter, One Year, Ten Months, Twenty Six Days, 23 Hours and 21 Minutes since I put out my last cigarette and I am still trying to get my head around how easy it has been. Giving up smoking may not seem like a miracle to others but, deep down in my very soul, I know for certain God did this for me and words cannot express how loved it makes me feel! I have smoked since I was 14 years old and, by the time I quit,…

  • Apple
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    The Devil Is In The Details

    How is it possible for adult human beings to steer humanity to it’s destruction and do it for the sake of money which they won’t be able to spend from their graves? Do they think the money they make will buy them a spot on a spaceship to some other planet after they destroy Earth? Or do the dollar signs just blind them to everything else including how THEY and THEIR loved ones will survive once they kill this Earth? I find it hard to believe human beings are really that stupid. I think Satan has his hands over their eyes and ears and they are letting him whisper sweet…

  • Eminem

    All Posts,  Lessons From God,  Psychology,  Relationships,  Soapbox

    Sexuality And God

    I’ve had a lot of years to think about the whole “God and sex” thing and I have come to the conclusion that God made sexual immorality taboo because He knows it has too high a price for us. Sexual immorality costs women their self-esteem and it costs men their ability to love. God knew this when He warned us against sexual immorality and here’s the story of how I came to see it too. I was right into the women’s liberation and sexual revolution movements when I was young. I was firmly convinced that women should have sex when they want, with whom they want, because they want. I…

  • Kids And Counting Scandal
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    19 Kids & Counting Scandal

    I have been watching the TLC reality show, 19 Kids & Counting, for a while now and the news that the eldest of the 19 children, Joshua Duggar, molested some of his siblings when he was young does not really shock me. When I first began watching Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children I had very mixed feelings. On one hand I envied them the sheer number of people surrounding them who loved them and were there for them. I found myself thinking, wistfully, that having 18 brothers and sisters would surely mean you would have at least one or two best friends amongst them. They all…

  • Subject To Technical Issues
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    Notice Of Disconnection

    Just a quick note to readers who may be trying to email me, add their comments to the Reason To Live wall, or otherwise interact with me other than through comments on the blog pages: I have no access to the rest of the site, to my wordsbykim email or to the editing tools so I can’t see any communications or respond to them and this has been the case for almost a year now so I don’t think it can be fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience. UPDATE – September 2019 All is good again. I can update, I can receive emails, approve comments and respond to communications now. Thank…

  • All Posts,  My Depression,  My Diet,  My Faith,  My Health,  Quit Smoking

    Six Months Since God Set Me Free

    In three more days it will be six months since I quit smoking! When I asked for you to pray for me I had no idea your prayers would be so powerful! On June 24 of 2014 God set me free from the addiction to nicotine and I have not looked back. I’ve always said nothing would get me off the smokes apart from a miracle and I have to say – I got my miracle – Praise God. After I wrote my last entry I spent time trying to ready myself for the struggle. I went over all the reasons I wanted to quit, I joined a quit coach,…

  • Quit Smoking Week One
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    QS – Week One

    It is now one week since I had my last dose of nicotine. In another two hours it will be one week and one day to be precise and I feel sort of disorientated! It’s like I am living in a dream. I thought I would have to be at deaths door before I’d be able to quit smoking so finding myself a non-smoker now is really doing my head in. I keep wondering when I’m going to wake up! All these years I believed quitting smoking would be a major event filled with struggle, self-sacrifice, and trauma and I was so afraid of all that I wouldn’t even try.…