Sunday, May 11, 2008

An Indiana Jones Adventure Awaits You

Hi, Again,

It's been a busy month. Lots of speaking engagement; work is hectic but rewarding, toting kids to the "Y" activities, play performances, church youth group, and other events; clients for therapy, and the list goes on and on. I know most who read this can identify. It feels like an adventure, doesn't it?

Speaking of adventure...the new Indiana Jones movie will hit theaters in two weeks. I'm excited about viewing Harrison Ford's last epic adventure as the zealous yet affable archaeologist in search of legendary relics.

Recovering from an eating disorder is a lot like this--an adventure with lots of unexpected twists and turns, and ample amounts of risk. But it must be this way. Nothing of value comes with a easy cheap price tag. Otherwise it wouldn't be appreciated. To learn anything of value takes courage and humility, realizing that you don't know everything. To be willing to go beyond your comfort zone and try new things, like new ways of thinking and behaving, will never be comfortable and smooth.

But those who endure past the cob webs, booby traps, and slithering snakes (Indiana Jones HATES snakes), a treasure of imcomparable worth can be found. It's not a material treasure that gets old or loses its lustery allure over time. The treasure is a new you. And a new you cannot be discovered without risk, which involves accepting help from "sidekicks" or friends and family, and influences from our LORD, Jesus Christ. He created us and knows how we tick. Only he can provide a peace that surpasses all undestanding, an ultimate treasure.

So when you're sitting in the movie theater enjoying the many adventures of Indiana Jones, remember that you're own adventure awaits, an adventure of healing from the inside out.

Till next time,