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Renew God's Creation in You

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


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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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Personalize Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan

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


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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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There's No Better Time than Now!

Posted on December 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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My hubby and I decided to go mall walking at a prestigious mall because it was too cold outside. One thing struck us: There were barely any Christmas decorations compared to previous years. The only real display was at the center with a castle for Santa pictures. Sure, stores had their decorations up. Of course, they want to sell Christmas gi...

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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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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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Sing Thanks!

Posted on November 28, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Main Passage: Colossians 3:15-17


 

Key Verse: Isaiah 51:3 “The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lo...

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Losing May be Winning

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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Why God Takes Something Away from Us to Give Us Something Better

Read: Luke 17:20-37


Focus...

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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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Finding Peace When Peace Seems Absent

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)


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Thank you for your patience while I was away. Although I wanted to write a blog post for you last week, it was as if God wanted me to bask in Him and His goodness at the Christian writer’s retreat. So, I left it alone. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in a routine and implied promises and lose focus. G...

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From the Desk of Charlaine July 2019

Posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


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You are right. There was no blog post this week. I've been on edge waiting for word that my daughter-in-law's condition was under control. It's been a worrisome week. Most of you know she went into the emergency room in serious condition with pneumonia. Until July 4th, she was sedated on a ventilator unable to respond to people talking to her or touching he...

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