Sunday, 29 December 2013

Weight Loss! A New Year’s Resolution

If you are like millions of people, this week will not go by without you thinking about your New Year’s challenge. New Year’s resolutions are on fire right now!

Most people just have fun with it and tell their friends they are going to make a major change. If you are a smoker, then you probably are saying, “I am going to quit for 2014.” And if that is your true desire, then I support your endeavor. Maybe you have been toying around with the idea to “go back to school.” If so, there is no better time than the present.

But the biggie is “weight loss!” With millions of people overweight around the world, I am sure that if you took a poll, slimming down is the most popular desire for this coming New Year.

And I am on that list! Over the last two years, I have lost about a good 40-50 pounds. I have to admit that it wasn’t hard at all. But for those of you who want to know how to lose weight, successfully, I want to share with you exactly how I did it.

I did not take a weight loss pill; there was no surgery, no liquid drinks and no strenuous exercise plans. I promise: my story is not an everyday weight loss story. In fact, you probably never even knew this was possible.

So how did I do it?

God is the answer. I confronted Him about my weight and asked for a solution. He told me! And it worked.

I will share with you in my next post exactly what I did. Stay tuned!

Happy New Year!
Dr. Diana Hardy

Monday, 16 December 2013

Take As Directed

Following directions is not always that easy, is it? In fact, the older we get, it seems like we don’t need to read the directions to figure things out. It seems so simple, doesn’t it? But no one blames you if you can’t figure it out. Instructions are available! But will you take them?

RED WINE Magazine (December 2013 issue) has a fantastic article called “Take As Directed,” written by Michael Vazquez. I felt so passionate about this article that I wanted to share it with you on the blog. So here’s an audio clip below. Take about 10 minutes and listen to what Michael has to say. I think this is going to bless you. Send it to someone you care about.

Have a safe and loving holiday!

Dr. Diana Hardy

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Facing the Bully

Have you ever been afraid to go to school or outside because of a bully?

That's right... a bully.

They seem to appear out of thin air. Somewhere, a child or teenager or even an adult is being picked on right now by a bully. Although “bullyism” is finally being exposed by recent stories of kids who have committed suicide because of the constant stalking of bullies, it still exists at an alarming rate.

I am so glad that the media has turned the lights on this travesty, which over the decades, has become empowered by modern technology. The Internet chat rooms, forums and gossip sites are perfect breeding grounds for bullies to attack God’s people.

It’s no longer the bully in the playground... it has progressed into the media and entertainment business as well. And now, there is a new breed of bully that has infiltrated the hospitals and medical laboratories around the world. It’s grown so rapidly that cancer centers around the country have sprung up to fight this predator. This bully is not even human. 

Around the globe, 12.7 million people will find out they have been attacked by this heinous beast and 7.6 million people this year alone will succumb to it ( This bully has destroyed families, shortened lives
and affected lifelong friendships.

It is not in the schoolyard. It’s not on the job. No... this monster shows up without any warning. There are no verbal confrontations with it, but it poses a very real threat, as most bullies do!

Cancer is the bully I am speaking of Physicians, research scientists, alternative medicine gurus and even nutritionists have not discovered a cure. 

Indeed, cancer does not discriminate.Time magazine’s April 2013 issue said: The Hero Scientist Who Defeats Cancer Will Likely Never Exist.” However...

The Bible says: “The battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15 New Living Translation

The Proof Is In The Pudding

I am living proof that, like all bullies, this one can be taken down. That’s what God did for me. He defeated cancer without a pill, chemo or radiation.

Oh! My gastroenterologist gave me a referral to see an oncologist. But the Greatest Physician in the world took care of my bully (cancer) and I have no doubt that He can take care of yours, too.

In 2001, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I was 39 years old at the time. The doctor referred to my age when he delivered the news. He said, “Diana, you have cancer and it’s a shame that you are only 39 years old.” There I was lying in the recovery room, still drugged up from the Demerol, cocktail that was given to me with my colonoscopy. My two assistants stood there surprised at the doctor’s horrific bedside manner. But I had another visitor who spoke so softly but confidently into my right ear. It was the other physician right behind me in the room. He said, “You don’t have cancer.”

I knew exactly whom this doctor was that was speaking in my ear. I had developed a deeper relationship with Him far beyond the other doctor standing in front of me.I immediately said to the specialist who delivered me the death notice. “I don’t have cancer.”  But the specialist just continued speaking as though I never said a word. So I said again, “I don’t have cancer.”

This time, the doctor stopped his train of thought and said to me, “Why do you keep saying that?” I told him that God just told me that I don’t have cancer. I said it so matter-of-factly that it was obvious that I believed God over the doctor.

The specialist was obviously annoyed. He scolded me, saying, “I have been a gastroenterologist for more than 20 years. I know you have cancer.” He went on to say that he had found a tumor on the lower part of my bowel.

The Bully killed My Cousin

My cousin Ellen had gotten cancer at the about the same time. We were both born in the same month and year. But her story doesn’t end like mine. She died from colon cancer. Her mom had only one child and lost her to this bully.And here I am 12 years later, healthy, strong and cancer free. 

The fight was over in that recovery room that day. I had already won. The doctors didn’t know it yet. I beat the bully. God fought the fight and saved me. I had a part to play. And if this beatable bully is confronting you, you have your part to play, too. I encourage you to read by my book, “How I Beat Cancer.” Download it today, if not for you, then a friend, family member or co-worker. I lived so that you can live, too. If the doctor said there is no hope, you need a new physician, the Great One


“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 New International Version

Monday, 25 November 2013

He Got Rid of My Depression

Hello everybody!

It has been a tough couple of months for us at RED WINE. In August 2013, my oldest brother went home to be with the LORD. It was unexpected and a shock. And then just last week, one of my closest friends passed away, also unexpectedly. This one really hit hard. He was a spiritual covering for many people and devout and a sincere friend.

I know this holiday can be very hard for some people to get through. Some of you have lost loved ones, friends and family and need encouragement. Well, we at RED WINE want to help encourage and help you through the tough times. This was one of the reasons why we created RW. I uploaded an article that I believe will bless you.
The person who wrote this is a personal friend and assistant to me. I was there when she was in her darkest moments. Her story is below.

He knew me. He knew my every want and need. He knew how to get me. He knew that I would be looking for love in all the wrong places and with all the wrong people. He sat there looking, waiting, ready to make His move. Like the lioness watching her cub playing and making mistakes He waited on me. Other men came and went they couldn't handle my pain but He remained. He watched me grow tired of the searching in all the wrong places. Finally, He reintroduced Himself to me. He chose me to be His and He did what no one else could do. He got rid of my depression.

In the emergency room I sat in the hall - way being watched by a police officer. I came into the hospital voluntarily. I was cry - ing, angry as hell, and utterly morose. I was the center of my universe and no one else. Finally, I was sick of it and I went to the hos - pital to get help. The triage nurse asked me if I was suicidal and I told her no homicidal. I wanted a pill or something that would take my mind off the nothingness that I was feeling. I could not pray for myself and I would lie in my bed and cry for what seemed like hours. It felt like it was never ending. This torture had been going on in my life for years hiding and stealing from me.

They decided to keep me for observation for 72 hours. I had never been in a place like this.
It was a hospital but yet the warmth of the other floors was void on this one. The bed was low and hard.
I remember it being really cold and everyone was sleeping when I arrived. Those three days are a blur.
They talked to me and gave me medication. I felt as numb as I did when I first came in.I remember other faces of despair sitting,walking, and standing around. No one en-gaged me in conversation and nor did I. We were there for the same reason something was wrong and we needed someone to fix it.I left there not fixed.

Those three days precipitated a change that I could not see until later. I took the pills against God’s advice. I thought that I would hurt someone if I didn't get something to calm me down so I went against my Creator. My hair began to fall out and over the course of time my memory which was not great began to get worse. This time I could talk to God again. Before this I was so depressed that all I could do was call out the name of Jesus. I did not ask Him anything I just cried. While I was crying people who I love and loved me were below me praying for me. Slowly after my leaving the hospital I began to talk with God again. My prayer
life returned. I stopped taking the pills and began to trust and rely more on Him. Every day was a victory because I woke up with the hope of a new day. I did not want to stay a sleep anymore but I arose knowing that between the darkness of one night and the dawn of a new day He came and set me free.

The World Health Organization estimates that about 121 million people worldwide have some form
of depression, although less than 25 percent have access to effective treatment [source: WHO]. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 14.8 million adult Americans experience clinical depression in any given year -- or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population over 18 [source:NIH Depressive].

( Read this story, August RED WINE)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

I wanted to take this opportunity to write this blog to say thank you for visiting the website and to thank those of you who have subscribed. Thank you so much for your subscriptions! I totally appreciate your interest in RED WINE magazine.  

I want you to know that we are brainstorming to provide you with exactly what you are looking for. I am so glad to hear that some of you are starting to rebuild your lives. That’s important to you and to me as well. And for the rest of you who are struggling with various areas of your life, I want to offer you the opportunity to email me the questions, concerns and topics that you would like to hear about. Click on this link here…

We will be looking forward to hearing from you. This is where we are going to take our cues from, and we are going to write in depth about every subject that touches your lives. So if you don’t find answers to something that you would like to know, please email us and let us know how we can help clarify the situation. That way we can get the answers that you need. We may not be able to email you directly, but we will compose a blog or publish an article about your topic on purpose, so that you will get what you need. 

Hey, I want you to know that God is pursuing you. I know that sometimes it may not look like it. But He is in hot pursuit of you. What He wants you to do, if you are not already doing it, is to kind of dial it down a little bit and start talking to Him. Do this on a daily basis, just like you eat everyday and exercise. Start talking to God and invite Him into every situation, asking Him to expose to you when He is doing something, when He has some input in something, and more importantly, how much He really loves you.

You know why? We are living in a day and time when it is very difficult for us to trust people because of all of that has been done to us by family, friends and co-workers. But God is here and He is available to you, and that is the most important thing I want you to know. 

So God Bless and keep you through this season. I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions. And I want you to have the best

Thanksgiving. I am going to be praying for you; I pray for all of my subscribers and viewers. Please subscribe! 

With Love,