Monthly archive for March 2017

Your Best Life Ever!

Your Best Life Ever!

Are your dreams of your best life somewhere way off in the future? Are you thinking the day you reach your weight goal will start your best life? Maybe you are thinking that when you finally get the kids launched or when your day of retirement comes, that will begin Your Best Life Ever? Hey! What are you waiting for?  FP4H Summit wants this year to launch Your Best Life Ever!  We have the BEST speakers:  Candy Davison, Charlotte Davis, Lisa Lewis, Becky Turner, Finda Guyton, Helen Baratta, Mary Ward, myself and our own Carole Lewis—all preparing to help you live Your Best Life Ever. We have the best new Bible study being released especially for Your Best Life. We also have the best, new ancillary products, which consist of a new prayer/food journal! And the best and most exciting part of our event—a VIP meet-up on Friday night—hanging out with our

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The More You Were Meant For

The More You Were Meant For

It was a photo of a waffle iron. Her status update on social media said seven simple words about the picture. I want these two buttons for life: RESTART and A BIT MORE.  There – in stainless steel simplicity – was the longings of a friend with complicated challenges. I understood right away and I share in her longings for a restart… and a bit more.  Because life is full of pain that stirs our hunger for something better. Something more. Something miraculous and full of promise. We want the hurts to stop and the healing to start. Now. IF ONLY we could overcome our trials by pushing a few buttons.  We do try, though. Don’t we? With wine, men, shopping, status, service, food, or even with working out… none of which point us in the direction to the more we long for.  The pressure drives us low, and burdens

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Spring Cleaning Your Pantry

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry

As we head into spring, our thoughts turn to cleaning out closets and garages, but there’s another place you might want to consider in your spring cleaning plan—your pantry.  Here are some tips to get you started. Before heading to the store, “shop” your pantry to find ingredients you already have for easy, tasty recipes. Homemade soup is a great way to use a mixture of pantry ingredients such as pasta, dried beans, canned vegetables, spices and grains.  You can find a great recipe later in this newsletter. Designate items for donations that you know you won’t use. It’s easy to find a local food bank with Feeding America’s food bank locator – http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx. Place older foods first on each shelf and newer foods behind them so that the older foods get used up first. Place frequently-used items on shelves that are easy to reach. Label each item with the dateit was purchased,

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Winning Upper Body Strength

Winning Upper Body Strength

Whenever I’m less than motivated to exercise my upper body, I’m inspired by the story found in Exodus 17:8-16. Joshua and the Israelites were fighting the war with the provoking Amalek, and whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning. When Moses lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. Moses’ arms began to fatigue, so Aaron and Hur held up his hands on each side. The Bible says, “his hands remained steady until the sun went down,” with a combination of all three men’s upper-body strength.  Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle. Besides winning battles, here are upper-body strength tips for you. To find out your current level of upper-body strength, try the one-minute pushup test. It is a fantastic way to test your upper-body strength and endurance of your core, chest, and arms. Do as many pushups as you can in one minute by pressing yourself up with arms fully

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New Way to Journal

New Way to Journal

I have started a prayer journal many times with the best of intentions only to give up after a few days. I wanted to have an effective prayer life, but it never seemed to work for me. It really bothered me, because the people I admired the most were faithful in journaling. Carole Lewis often talks about how she has kept a prayer journal for years. When she is writing a book, she often looks back into her journals to be sure that her memory is correct about some incident or person she is writing about. One day we were talking, and I expressed my frustration to her about my difficulty in keeping a journal. My handwriting is so awful that sometimes I cannot read what I wrote the day before. I told Carole I wished I could do my prayer journal on my computer and she said, “Why not?”

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