My Silver Lining is Platinum…

When life deals you fits…throws itself on the floor and threatens to riot…what happens to you? Do you bend, break, or flat out SNAP? Do you cry out to God and blame Him for everything that has gone wrong, or do you praise Him for carrying you through it? Perhaps God isn’t a part of…

Save YOUr Life…

YOU come to a point in your life where you know you have to do something. Take action, or suffer the consequences. Stop making excuses…stop putting off the inevitable. In my case this involved my health. I was facing an uphill battle…obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, fatigue, low self-esteem…and the list goes on. I can’t say…

The End is only the Beginning…

I’m finally getting to see it…and I LOVE it! Watching others thrive and meet their goals… Losing weight, gaining much needed energy, increasing stamina and strength…the list goes on. It is such a blessing to witness. It’s often in their smile…but sometimes it’s even seen in the lifestyle changes they’ve made, the way they walk,…

Bread Crumbs…

So I realize that the last time I posted I was waiting for a child to get out of surgery…now here I sit waiting for my other one. He’s out and in recovery…but still. Through all of this there have been some good conversations. Conversations about how God works in mysterious ways. How even through…

Sometimes Reality Bites…

Nothing scarier and more humbling than waiting for your child to get out of surgery. All of your other problems suddenly seem so small in that moment. Even a fairly routine surgery plants that pit in your stomach. The thought of that pristine and perfectly made body being cut into…never the same again…all too sobering….

I Refuse to Flinch…

As I sit here on the deck, enjoying the evening crickets’ serenade, I think of all that has gone wrong this past few weeks. Not just small things…big, life-changing things. Things that in the past wouldn’t have just bent me…but buckled me…literally bowled me over. I REFUSE to break…I’m not even going to flinch. Why?…

Isn’t it Yucky?!

When you drastically change the way you eat…people notice. Not only do they notice, they ask questions. I think my favorite question thus far has to be, “Isn’t it Yucky?!”. To clarify, this person was referring to eating clean, healthy food. Food that isn’t loaded with cheese, salt, preservatives, and crap I can’t pronounce. On…

Eating for YOU…

So many people have expressed to me how difficult it is to eat clean…or just healthier in general…when the people around you aren’t interested. This becomes most difficult when the disinterested parties are family and friends. It’s one thing when people are supportive of your choices, and they don’t mind that you’re doing something different…

All About BOB…

As in…Beware Of Bloat… Seriously though!! This is EXACTLY how I feel… This is what happens when you decide to eat some things you probably shouldn’t have over the holiday weekend. Yes, we’ve talked about how it’s okay to indulge a little here and there, but I kind of forgot that eating convenience foods full…

Finding JOY…

Do you know Joy? Have you seen her lately? Is she missing? Did you know she was missing? It may sound silly…but there are plenty of people out there that don’t know joy is missing from their life. They feel a void…they know there is a hole waiting to be filled, but they have no…

3 Square…

…MEALS, that is!! I have so many things that I want to write about and share…but this is the first opportunity I’ve had and it’s bedtime already. How does that happen any way?!! So, rather than just bust out a bunch of nonsense…I’m going to share the 3 delightful meals I had today. The first…

The Power of More…

The past few days seem like a blur…a whirlwind of steady activity and trying to stay afloat. Although it’s been busy, I’ve never felt so satisfied. I’m being very serious. I’ve spoken to more people in the past 2 months than I have in the past 2 years. Talking to people about their journeys, their…