Morning Inspiration

It was a tough morning. One of my sons insisted on refusing to do what I asked: He refused to eat his breakfast He refused to drink water He refused to pass anything to anyone In addition, he spilled water on the table and floor, swiped his lunch kit onto the floor, and glared. I told … [Read more...]

A New Arrival: 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers

  I'm very excited to share one of my latest projects with you. As many of you know, I serve as President of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship. Just over a year ago, during one of our executive meetings, we discussed the possibility of putting together an anthology with contributions … [Read more...]

The road to change: Excuses or Honesty?

I stepped on the scale today for my weekly weigh-in and discovered the numbers are getting bigger instead of smaller. The increase is only a few pounds; I'm not discouraged, just motivated to get back on track and make better choices. In the last week, I've used a lot of excuses to make choices I … [Read more...]

Fitness journey check-in, recipe, and tips

Some of you have asked how my fitness and healthy living journey is going. I'm encouraged by the progress I'm making. (If you're not interested, you can skip down to the recipe.) I'm seeing my endurance increase. It's no longer a challenge to walk at 3 miles an hour. Most days I'm walking at a … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

Embracing the Equation for Weight Loss

This week in our Made to Crave Action Plan journey, the theme was: "Embrace the equation: Exercise AND Reduce Calories". Since the beginning of January I have been very intentional about getting exercise. However, I haven't been as intentional about reducing calories, other than making sure I drink … [Read more...]

From Miserable to Amazing: The importance of Attitude

The above quote is from Charles R. Swindoll. He also says, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." In Chapter 8 of Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, Tricia Goyer has two lists. The first one is titled: How to Make Today Truly Miserable. "Open your eyes … [Read more...]

Step One Accomplished; Moving Forward

I'm now in week nine of my journey to fitness. Last week I accomplished my first goal - doing the whole iFit level 1 walking program. I did it! I've also noticed that exercising is not such a chore for me any more. In fact I look forward to it every morning—it leaves me feeling energized and in a … [Read more...]

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