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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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Renew God's Creation in You

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Image by Adrian Ward, Freely Photos.


Here I sit writing this blog post, with my Apple watch nagging me to stand. I record my physical activity, food intake, heart rate, and more. Unfortunately, it also has a Mindfulness section. I want to change this to prayer and bible study, but Apple doesn't let us swap out these features. How did we get to this point?


I've been thinking ...

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Personalize Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Image by RKM and Charlaine Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


My Boaz and I have been traveling around Florida over the Christmas to New Years while his work was on holiday shutdown. Walking, water exercise, and dancing kept us moving. Our meals were healthy and low calorie with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, especially the citrus fruit from my favorite citrus stor...

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Celebrating Jesus' Birthday the Healthy Way

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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I don’t know about you, but most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyperflavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like overly mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom so...

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How to Enjoy the Christmas Season with Diabetic Loved Ones

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)




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November is Nat...

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How to Become Totally Fit for Life without a Lot of Cash

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


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I am currently in the Phoenix area, visiting family. We went exploring the White Tank Mountain Park and worked out at the Air Force base fitness center this week, thanks to a pass from my step-son. While here in Arizona, it occurred to me this topic might be of interest to you. So, on the plane and during grandbaby naps, I’ve pulled these tip...

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The Challenges of Breast Cancer: Building Up During and After Treatment

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)



(And for Those Who Support Them)



As most of you know, I don’t sport pink ribbons or pink anything for breast cancer. Why? Because I support survivors and their families regardless of the type of cancer. My family ...

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From the Desk of Charlaine October 2019

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


 

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Hi, Everyone. You may be wondering what happened this week. I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth nor have I decided to play hookey from blog posts. Instead, I’ve had to slow down to get well. For the past two months, the weather and seasonal changes made my fibro and MCVD worse. I’ve...

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This Life is About More Than Us: Balancing Self-Care with Caring for Others

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Recently, I felt pummeled by troubles ranging from a damaged computer to pressures of trying to finish our house and move while trying to start groups and classes, to one huge flare-up that landed me in bed for a few days. You likely noticed my posts were sporadic at the end of my visit with my daughter in Colorado until recently. It seemed like I was spi...

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Posturing for Better Balance and Total Health

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)





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Sitting hunched over a computer is the norm nowadays. Leaning toward a coworker over the table in a meeting to hear him while showing interest is also common. Pastors, teachers, and childcare workers are reaping the negative results of working in a leaning forward position day in and day out. The results of ...

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Char's Baked Spaghetti Squash (2 Versions)

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Charlaine Martin, 2019. 


Cooler Fall temperatures make us hungry for warm comfort foods. I've loved spaghetti squash for a long time, but recently rediscovered it's delicious swap for pasta. Spaghetti squash gets its name for the stringy texture of the flesh. Why bother spiralizing stuff when God set this up for us already? The stores around me had it on sale tempting me to buy one,...

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