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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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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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Keeping Your Sanity for Christmas

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)



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I have to say I’m not in the holly, jolly mood this year. It has been stressful trying to balance work, finishing our house, and prepping for Christmas. First, I had hoped to decorate our house for Christmas because we would be moved into it. There have been crazy obstacles getting to the finish line o...

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Post-Thanksgiving Recovery

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)



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We spent Thanksgiving week in the Phoenix area. I usually share something related to Christian health, fitness, and/or wellness with you wherever we travel. I have to say it was interesting! We spent time with my husband’s son and his wife at their home. She is pregnant and due in December, meaning that she was unabl...

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Who Should We Thank?

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


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While my father was still alive, we used to take our children to visit him either just before or just after Thanksgiving. Dad was agnostic, in other words, he believed there was a Higher Power out there somewhere just not necessarily the God of the Bible. As a Christian family it was important to us to say grace because we believed God...

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Getting Your Workout On: Finding Your Fit in Fitness

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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A couple of questions I am often asked is: When is the best time to exercise? Where should I exercise? It sounds like simple, cut and dried answers would be the key. It is not. God did not create us the same and He certainly didn’t give us all the same lifestyle or family situation. Praise God! Life would be so boring, wouldn't it? When consid...

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Autoimmunity and Diet: Is There a Cure?

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a discomforting irritation inside my chest, hot, puffy, tingling hands and feet that feel like hot potatoes to the touch, yet my elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles feel like they’ve just been pulled out of the freezer. I drag myself out of bed for that middle of the night potty trip. Washing my hands un...

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Get the Most Out of Your Workout During the Holiday Season

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)


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So you got the candy tax from your kids—or nieces and nephews if you don’t have kids of your own. Feel like you scored big time? Watch out! You are just starting the “gain-the-most-weight-season” which runs now through New Year’s Day. Family and friends lovingly offer us food too good to pass up. O...

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Lighten the Load: How to Help Others Who Need Help

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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When my first husband was in his last couple of weeks before passing on to eternity with God, we needed our sofa moved so he could finally have a hospital bed to sleep on. He had been sleeping on our sofa because he was unable to take the stairs. I asked around at the gym, where I worked as a personal trainer, for help to get the sofa moved to upstairs. Two co-wor...

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