The Daniel Plan is a faith based plan based on five Essentials:

Faith – Food – Fitness – Focus – Friends

Contrary to popular belief, it is not just about diet.  It is about building a healthy, permanent lifestyle, using the five essentials.  When you do this, you experience a healthier outlook for your body, heart and mind.

This plan was developed by Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman.

New Song Community Church’s group currently meets, at the church, on Thursday afternoon at 2:00.  There is a six week DVD series that we go through a couple of times a year and continue meeting throughout as a support group.


Lois’ Tidbits

New Beginnings

Happy Monday! We closed out another Essential last week.  “Food” is done.  Now, we know everything we need to know, right?  Not!  At least not for me.  It is not just a 4 week session, it’s a life journey.  It is also one of the biggest challenges I will ever face. If you have been…


7 Ways to Eat More Mindfully

Happy Monday! We are about to finish up the awesome four week session on the Food Essential.  It has been a very informative journey with loads of new information!  I hope each member of our group has gone away with a better perspective and feels more motivated than ever.  One thing that I have to…



Happy Monday! I was struggling with todays post.  There has been a lot going on recently and nothing was feeling right.  After praying about it, the word perseverance came to mind and stayed there.  When I think of perseverance, I always think of Paul.  I pray I never have to find out if my perseverance…


Staying Fit Is a Way to Worship

Happy Monday! We are about to wrap up another month and we are marching along in our weekly group with the Food Essential.    I always love the genuine interest and input from everyone as we share in so many ways! One of the really big things in The Daniel Plan is bringing together ALL the…


15 Signs It’s Time For A Detox

Happy Monday! Today’s article is important in a couple of ways.  I have a couple of ladies preparing to do a detox and I thought this might encourage them.  We just don’t tend to think of all the ways that what we put into our body affects how our body feels.  One thing that affects…


Daniel Plan Team New Year Thoughts

Happy Monday! Sometimes, life can just be overwhelming.  No matter how strong you think you are and how strong you try to appear, it just. becomes. overwhelming.  This week has been like that.  Sometimes, you just need that extra long hug (or maybe two) and hear someone say they love you and really care.  Yesterday…


New Year, New You

Happy 1st Monday in 2019! Here we are, off to a running start in a brand new year.  It seems like we just started last year! This year, as in every year, is bound to bring some joys, some adventures and some challenges.  The joys and adventures are easy.  What about those challenges though?  They…


3 Practices to Transform Your New Year

 Happy New Year! I don’t know about your house, but in mine, Christmas has left the building!  The decorations are down, the mess is cleaned up and somehow, it seems a little lonely… Before Christmas, every time I look at the tree or the lights or nativity, I am filled with a sense of expectancy,…



Happy Monday!! Hope, Peace and now Joy!!  How uplifting that is!  This has Jesus written all over it!  We are celebrating the birth of a very special baby who came to change the world. Prophets told of His coming long before He arrived.  So long that many had forgotten or given up hope.  And then…



  Happy Monday!  Last week in Bible Study, we talked about things like being set free from sin’s control, becoming a slave to righteousness, not sin and realizing you are a child of God by being chosen by Him and brought into His family.  How does that make you feel?  It gives me a sense…



Happy Monday! Until a few years ago, even though I had heard about Advent, I didn’t know what it was about.  Each year, I learn a little more and understand it a little more. The first week is for hope.  I think this is a beautiful explanation. Pray Unceasingly!! In His light, Lois ADVENT WEEK…