Healthy You!

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year and everyone is making the same resolve they did last year. Myself included.
Did you achieve your goals of health and wellness last year? 

I didn’t either. You are not alone.

So, I find myself wondering why I can’t seem to care for my body, the place where the Spirit of the Living God lives inside me allowing me to move and breathe and have my being?

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,  for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I could list out for you all of my excuses, but realistically speaking, there are none that you haven’t heard or even have yourself and the bottom line (no pun intended...) is there is no excuse when it comes to taking care our bodies to the best of our abilities.

We are living in a culture that bombards us with the best health and fitness options, equipment, exercises, diet plans and resources all promising the same thing… fast, easy weight loss!!!

News Flash: Nothing is for free and none of these gimmicks work. If they did, there would not be a new product, advertisement, program and plan every other day!!!

You know I’m right. I know I’m right. So what do we do?

I have been thinking about my own health and wellness goals. My goal is simple:

Live Life Well, while I am LIVING.

Live Well. Be Well. But how?

May I offer 3 easy steps that will revolutionize your whole approach to your own goals of health? Get ready. This will blow your mind.

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That’s it. The end.

I believe when I approach health and wellness from the mindset of one who has been given one life to live and God desires for me to honor Him and serve Him faithfully until He calls me home, I will stop participating in unhealthy habits and begin to embrace healthy ones... and I will stop procrastinating!

This is what I believe.
This is not how I have been living.

Thankfully, God gives grace and mercy and renews my heart, soul, mind and strength with His Word.

So I am offering this idea to you and I am taking my own advice this New Year!!!

I will invest in quality time in the Word of God and will ask Him to teach me wisdom in the secret places of my heart so that I can walk out this life that I have been given to the best of my ability in His strength. As an overflow, I plan to honor Him in the area of my health and wellness beginning with these 3 Easy Steps.

Here’s to your health!!!

This post originally posted on Ask God Today Ministries where I write from time to time.

Live in Faith Everyday

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A few years ago, my friend, Donna, introduced me to the concept of ONE WORD as a focus for an entire year! 

I was not in a good place at the time. I wanted my One Word to be

"Lord, I am sick of this season and I need you to change something before I loose my mind and do something weird!" 

Not really ONE WORD, I know, but life can be challenging at times.  I was over my challenge limit, or so I thought... until the Lord began to slowly and surely lead me through a valley of the shadow until I could lift my head on the other side of despair. 
Maybe you've been there too? 
The first ONE WORD that the Lord led me to during the season of darkness was COMPLETE. 
 Let perseverance finish its work so that
you may be
mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
James 1:4
I wanted a quick fix, however, I realized perseverance was the key and faith was at stake... I pressed on and into the Word of God and cannot tell you how amazing and tender He was to me during that time.  At the end of the year, Mike and I attended a Christmas service and the Lord whispered to my heart.
So you also are complete
through your union with Christ,
who is the head over every ruler and authority 
Colossians 2:10

Don't you love How gentle the Lord is? Even though He was reminding me that He was in charge and I am not, that I am called to trust His authority over me, He has already made me complete in Christ.

One Word themes of the last few years:


This year, 2016, my ONE WORD is LIFE.  The Lord kept bringing the word LIFE to me during the last few months of 2015.  I have been asking Him to renew my soul and spirit along with a desire to be healthy and well.  Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength. 

I want to live well while living.

This will come as I allow His word at work in me to restore, heal and mend the broken places.  A work that will not be always pleasant but will be for my good in order to Complete the work  am Chosen to accomplish. As I Rest in His Word and Trust in His plan, true health and wellness will come and my LIFE will be abundant and vibrant.

The plan is simple. 

Live in Faith Everyday. 

Oh, how easily I complicate things! 

What is your ONE WORD this year?

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Happy New Year! {Grace Goals}

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I just took down my Christmas Tree and decorations and I'm making plans to do some serious cleaning out and cleaning up during the month of January.  Trust me when I say that it will take me a month to get everything clean, neat and organized.  

Ask me if I get everything done before I get creative and procrastinate on other projects and fail to finish what I start on them too. It happens! 

AHHH… it’ that time of year. Time to reflect on what is not working and what needs to change. 

I am not making a New Years Resolution this year.  I haven’t made one for many years since I tend to set unrealistic goals or make plans to achieve lofty ambitions, but fail to follow through with the discipline required to accomplish them.

That is why I will be using a resource by a blogger that I follow, Arabah Joy.

Arabah is a missionary serving incognito somewhere in Asia who is a beautifully gifted encourager, writer, and inspiration.  If you do not follow her, you should!

She has written a resource called GRACE GOALS and I am super excited to get started!!!  

You see, I am very good at setting goals and making plans of great things to achieve… but I lack discipline.

I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.~Scarlett O’Hara

I’ve never been good at sticking to a rules oriented approach of discipline.  There is always something better that comes along to distract me from self-sacrifice in order to reach the finish line of success. I need some boundaries.

 I need structure that is grace filled and fulfilling. 

I am inviting you to join me on a journey of Grace Goals.  
I just purchased my copy and you can follow my affiliate link here* to get yours too. The cost is $15. 

Arabah Joy has created a simple, realistic approach to goal setting with workshops and social media groups to help along the way.  

I am excited to get started on this journey of 2016 and all that God has in store… He has been faithful to me and I plan to show up and be counted for the plans He has for me.

You too?  Will you join me?

 "to bring to fruition your every desire for goodness… according to the grace of our Godand the Lord Jesus Christ.” II Thess. 1:11-12 NIV

If you are like Me and the Apostle Paul, we desire to do good, but don’t often do what we plan. 

Somewhere in the middle of our desire for godliness and holiness and our messy lives is a place of grace.  His Name is Jesus. 

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Happy New Year!!! And May His Grace be With you!!!

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