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When It Rains on Your Life, Grab Your Umbrella and Cling to Your Faith

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


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Coming home from our trip to London was rougher than I thought. The first couple of days I chalked up my fatigue and pain to jet lag. However, jet lag only lasts two or three days. Today I am in bed writing this blog post. The weather patterns at home are horrible! Today it is pouring down rain....
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Minding the Gap: Becoming Purposeful, Considerate Believers

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (1)

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So, we are currently in London, UK. It is a very interesting place. Taking the Underground, also known as The Tube, is considered active transportation. This means that you have to walk or ride your bike to take the subway, train, or bus to a location that is too far to walk or ride your bike. By taking the Tube, I rack...

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The Benefits of Gardening for Your Total Health

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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For those of you who regularly read my posts, you know that I love to garden, whether it be to grow food or plant flowers. My kitchen window sill has tomato and pepper plant starts already, but my garden isn’t ready for them yet. I also have herbs like peppermint, basil, chives, rosemary, and oregano growing in my k...

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Why I Teach Christian Alternatives for Zen-based Exercise Forms

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)



“Martial Arts is a RELIGION!” retorted a staunch fundamental brother in Christ when he found out that my first hubby and I had a Christian martial arts ministry. It was as if we were caught smuggling contraband into the Church. Interestingly, many people we knew from our Southern Baptist church had enrolled their children in local Taekwondo classes to help them learn self-defense an...

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Why You Jump from Diet to Diet with No Lasting Results: What to Do About It

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



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We’ve all done it. Our jeans are don’t fasten anymore, so it’s time to lose weight. Again. We ask our friends and scour the internet for the “best” diet. Once we have our scopes on one, we buy our “diet food” for this one and jump in full force! One week is a bit tough, but we do it. The nex...

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Exercise: What's Holding You Back?

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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I remember standing with a group of kids while team captains picked their teams. I waited and waited for my name to be called until I was the only one left standing there… waiting. “Oh, do we HAVE to take HER?!?!” the team captain whined. The teacher insisted they did. I always held the end of the jump rope bec...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #7: Our Relationship with Jesus Christ Permeates All Aspects of Life

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

 

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Alright, Char, You say, “What’s the deal? Where is the best exercise or next weight loss secret? Hmmm?” To be honest with you, you can find the next best move for this and that, the best low calorie recipe, and the next weight loss gimmick anywhere on the ‘net. Don’t worry. You are welcome to jump around on the Diet Merry-go-R...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #6: God Created Us to Live as an Interdependent Community

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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I’ve moved so much in my life, I ought to write a book about it. Each time we pulled up stakes with our belongings loaded in a moving truck to make our home in another city, I tried to consider it a new adventure. “We will just have more friends to meet!” I told my kids.But after several moves, that forward thinking mel...

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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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