Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snack, Play, Love adoption webinar

Ok, so we all know that Dr. Purvis is a national treasure. I mean really, she is an amazing advocate for orphans and children in general. She's traveled the world and helped so many families connect to their "child from the hard places". Her education is impressive, he approach graceful, but what I enjoy more than anything is her love is God-sized! I mean really, she loves children....she sees the best in them, no matter what... and speaks truth into their little hearts of how God loves them, and she loves them...they are a beautiful child of God. What an inspiration!

So you can imagine - whenever we get an opportunity to learn from Dr. Purvis, we are excited. At a conference last year we got to see her live for two days solid..it was wonderful, we took so many notes and by the time we left our head was spinning with information. We bought the DVD set - because this stuff can never be watched too many times.

Our adoption support group is sooo fabulous at sharing opportunities. So I thought I'd share this with all of you. Adoption Learning Partners is holding a webinar which of course is being taught by Dr. P -- it's only $15 which I think is a fabulous price for such learning. It's titled Snack, Play, Love and plans to discuss the connection between nutrition and your child's behavior.

This I find VERY interesting. I was just telling my mom the other day, you know, if we were to think back hundreds and hundreds of years in America, and eat what the people ate then, we likely wouldn't be over weight. You know, meat (protein), fruits, and vegetables. We are putting so much JUNK in our bodies with processed foods and sugar, sugar, sugar -- it's in everything.... and if it's low sugar - it's high FAT! Doing this Made to Crave study with ladies from church has opened my eyes so much to treating our bodies as the temple of God they are. (1 Corinthians 3:16) and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20). When we read these passages, why do we exclude the food we put into our bodies as something outside of the bounds of these spiritual truths? We are so quick to find comfort in food, or find ease in the fast meal. I've currently lost 40 lbs and I feel great - as I'm studying with these ladies, eating healthy, and exercising... God is right there with me, helping me melt away this excess weight! (I'm not great at getting the family together for a picture of all of us, so I really need to work on that to update our blog photo) :) - Here's a challenge - what if we were to find comfort in God and find greater family time and connection in cooking together? (Joshua loves to cook.... most any meal, he's a great helper ... but LOVES to bake brownies :) (well, we'll see if Purvis addresses sugar (brownies) in her webinar)...maybe brownies only on special occasions :), right??

Here is the link if you are interested -have a blessed day!

http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/catalog/webinars/snack-play-love.cfm?utm_source=ALP+-Snack%2C+Play+Love+parent+blast+1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=splparents1

If this great big-o long link doesn't work go to http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/ on their first page is a link to the webinar.

6 comments:

  1. Sarah e-mailed this link to me just the other day. :) It sounds like a great Webinar. :) Brownies are my boys' favorite too. :)

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    1. Nothing like a chocolate face on little boys :)

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  2. I think that it will be a very interesting webinar! And it sounds like you've already got some great instights! On the up side of sugar, I've heard Karyn Purvis say that it can really facilitate bonding. :) But, of course, that doesn't mean it has to be in everything!

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    1. Interesting...can't wait to hear more :)

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  3. Will have to look into this!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. We did a great webinar about sleep by ALP -- since it's Dr. Purvis doing the nutrition one, maybe I'll have to watch that one too! Thanks for passing the info along!
    Nancy

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