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 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

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The posts on this website are for informational purposes only. Please, check with your health care provider before trying any new exercise or weight loss program. You will find articles about health, nutrition, exercise, relationships, Christian wellness, self-image, the Bible, and hazards of the New Age movement prevalent in the general health, fitness, and wellness communities. My hope is to encourage you on your journey to total health as you live out your Christian faith.

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Personal Stewardship Principle #5: Our Beauty Comes from God Who Created Us.

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez from Freely Photos.


Almost every woman wants other people to think she is beautiful, especially her boyfriend or husband. The truth is not every one of us is beautiful in appearance to everyone around us. I never really felt beautiful. I’m not to the majority of the world, to be honest. Both of my husbands believed otherwise. Each one felt that ...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #4: Knowing Your Value in Christ helps You Value Yourself and Others

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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I forgot something valuable in my last post: the purpose of taking care of your health. This week’s post ties into that issue.


Over the years of working with clients with weight loss and health improvement goals, I’ve noticed a lot of people with poor self-images. The internal messages running in...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #3: Take Care of Our Bodies to Avoid Illness and Disease

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


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Whenever we travel, God always points out situations or experiences that fit the blog post I've planned or at least, this platform. We flew to Florida for an airshow with free time worked into our plans. Little did we know, we escaped Michigan's subzero temperatures and lots of snow. When we left the airport, we were greeted w...

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Personal Stewardship Principle#2: God Designed our Bodies to be Fueled with Nutrient-dense Foods.

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)


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When I was in my late 20’s to early 30’s, I ate terribly. As a family of five, we had a tight budget. The thought of buying fresh produce made our money sprout wings and fly away. We didn’t buy much fresh, rather mostly canned because it was cheap. We also bought a lot of processed foods. I unkno...

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Personal Stewardship Principle 1: God Made Us to Move

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)



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Since I was a little girl, I loved to move. I climbed trees, swung on my swing set, walked down our tar and gravel road to go ice skating on a neighbor’s pond, and rode my bicycle to friends’ houses. A cold, snowy day was an invitation to come outside to make snow angels and build snowmen. Young children move....

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God's Plan for Change in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)


My hubby and I spent a week out just to get away. We were on burnout, just absolutely spent. Rest and relaxation were just what we needed. I had to force myself to not write or create memes. That was hard. I only posted a Bible verse from my iPhone app. In the meantime, while we were at my hubby’s family Christmas gathering, I started seeing people post on social m...

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From the Desk of Charlaine: A Merry Christmas to You!

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you about Christmas this year as I look over at our pencil Christmas tree. If you remember from an previous blog post, I couldn’t handle putting up our larger, fluffier tree due to Christmas blues, i.e. lingering grief. So I bought an Alpine pencil tree that is shorter and a bit scruffy in compar...

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Where is Baby Jesus?

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (1)


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In my last blog post, I talked about the obvious dwindling number of nativities over the last few years. Whether you try to buy one or find one in someone’s yard, there aren’t as many around nowadays. Secularization has taken over in so many ways. Retailers find more money to be made selling Christmas trees, Santas, and...

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Have a Merry Christmas When You're Singin' the Blues

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)




Every Christmas has been difficult for me since my first husband died in 2011. Seven Christmases without him. Ouch. God blessed me with my Boaz, my second husband, but you can’t replace a husband the way you would replace a dead pet. Each man is special with his own personality and gifts. I was used to one man’s unique view of life, mannerisms, likes and dislikes...

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In Search of a Particular Nativity

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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My Boaz and I love our pilgrimage to Frankenmuth every Christmas season. We love to go into Bronners, an amazing Christmas-everything store! It is major Christmas overload in that place. While we've been building our house, we scoped out a particular nativity set for our large front yard. Each piece is life-sized plastic that can be lit at night....

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