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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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Personal Stewardship Principle 1: God Made Us to Move

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



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Since I was a little girl, I loved to move. I climbed trees, swung on my swing set, walked down our tar and gravel road to go ice skating on a neighbor’s pond, and rode my bicycle to friends’ houses. A cold, snowy day was an invitation to come outside to make snow angels and build snowmen. Young children move....

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From the Desk of Charlaine: A Merry Christmas to You!

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you about Christmas this year as I look over at our pencil Christmas tree. If you remember from an previous blog post, I couldn’t handle putting up our larger, fluffier tree due to Christmas blues, i.e. lingering grief. So I bought an Alpine pencil tree that is shorter and a bit scruffy in compar...

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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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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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What Will It Take For You to Meet Your Goals?

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)



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I had a recent conversation with a young working mom who has preschoolers. She recently began full-time hours at work, so her more aggressive workouts had to take a backseat to her busy life. She eats healthy, low-calorie foods, which has helped her keep extra pounds off, but her desk job ...

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Faith, Health, and Wellness Discoveries from Colorado Trip 2018

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)



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I spent the past week in Colorado visiting with my older daughter and her three children. Wow! These little busy kiddos, ages 2 through 6, wore me out! I forget sometimes how much energy it takes for parents to keep up with their little ones. I like being a grandma, though. I visit, help out, and then go home. My ...

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