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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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Walking through a Minefield: Managing Safe Practices with Chronic Illness

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (2)


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Thank you for continuing with me this month as I’ve focused on specific health conditions. I hope you have been encouraged, or someone you know. with fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases like Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, and many other chronic pain and fatigue conditions.  I've receiv...

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From the Desk of Charlaine Spring 2020

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


 

How have the Stay-at-Home orders treated you over the past few weeks? Some people on social media have said they are well. Others are worried because of either health or loss of income. While a few have loved ones battling COVID-19 or succumbed to it. We have fared well here. My Boaz has been working from home. We still ...

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Mission Critical: Learning to Read Your Health Status

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Cockpit panel photo by Charlaine Martin, February 2020. All rights reserved.


My hubby is a pilot, so we love to cruise the sky in our single-engine plane on gorgeous days. Since he is teaching me to fly, I had to learn to read the many gauges on the instrument panel. It is easy to stay on course when there is a gentle breeze, but some days I feel like a toy batted around the...

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Looking Through the Eyes of Love

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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 Note:This post also appears on www.charlainemartin.com as "Abiding in Christ: Looking Through the Eyes of Love".


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Renew God's Creation in You

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)


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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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Turn Holiday Stress-Blues Into Bright Blessings

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


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So, I’ve been sitting at the island in my kitchen, sipping coffee while setting up posts for social media. Flurries flit about in a hazy gloom outside. This time of year is always rough for me, even though my first husband died seven years ago. The scene outside just adds to grief’s effect. You would think grief gets better wit...

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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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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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Tearing Down Strongholds: How to Deal with Spiritual Attack

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)



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The past few days challenged me here at Be Totally Fit for Life! All was not well here. First, I noticed the hinge on my laptop caused a separation of the screen from the case, thereby cracking the bottom corner of the screen at the Windows logo. It finished fully cracking off the rest by the time I could take it to an approved repai...

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