Monthly archive for February 2018

Let it Go!

Did you give up something for Lent? If so, “How’s it going?” How did you decide what to give up? I think about this every year. Should I give up something I love to eat? If so, “What?” Most of us choose something like a food we really enjoy, and maybe we enjoy it a little too much. Some choose to give up a bad habit, hoping it will help break the habit for good. According to Christianity Today*, a recent article cited only two food-related items in the top five for 2018: alcohol and chocolate. The other three were social media, Twitter and swearing. I found this curious. It started me thinking that I don’t have a particular food that has a hold on me—not any more. I’m not addicted to social media, I don’t tweet and rarely use swear words. Is there something that tempts me to act

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Attend or Host — The Choice is Yours

Attend or Host -- The Choice is Yours

When I attended my first wellness event in 2008, I discovered like-minded individuals who shared my journey and embraced the spiritual truth of a healthy lifestyle.  The testimonies of success and their honesty about the ups and downs inspired me. I left knowing I was not alone and had new friends to help me navigate the challenges I would face along the way. Ten years later, I am committed to help bring events to anyone who wants to host an event. Why should you attend an event?  To build relationships. We believe committed, authentic community changes everything.  Together we are stronger. We are more able to press onward in the face of difficulty. To benefit from new ideas. Only God’s Truth has the power to radically transform lives.  Hearing the ideas of those who have been very successful is a wonderful opportunity to learn. If you treat the event as a learning opportunity,

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Simple & Delicious

Simple & Delicious

Simple and delicious – that’s what we want.  We want to walk into our kitchen and throw a meal together with no stress or frustration.  A meal that uses fresh ingredients with tons of color and flavor.  We want shortcuts in time, but not shortcuts in nutrition and taste.  Is that too much to ask?  No!  It’s not too much to ask. The key is to combine convenience with fresh.  We don’t always have time to simmer for three hours.  We don’t have time to boil a batch of brown rice.  One of my favorite things in the world is to chop vegetables.  I get such satisfaction and peace from what some might consider a chore, but that is probably not you.  There is no shame in buying already chopped veggies.  You can even get them on the frozen food aisle and have them in your freezer whenever you need

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Right Living

Right Living

Learn to do right; seek justice, defend the oppressed.  Take up the case of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. ISAIAH 1:17 I was at a friend’s home once whose kitchen stove had a ceramic stovetop. The burner was on, but because it wasn’t red, I touched it to see if it was hot. Was it ever! I spent the next few hours with four of my fingers immersed in ice to alleviate the pain. Most of us learn to do right by many instances of doing wrong. In the early years of my walk with Christ, I learned to do right by running into a brick wall over and over again. When the pain became great enough, I finally thought about what I might be doing wrong. This applied to finances, marriage, raising children and relationships. Doing life wrong is a great teacher if we learn from our mistakes.

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