Balance-Trusting in God

As we wrap up the Octave of Easter and Earth Week, I am reminded again of the delicate balance it takes for any living thing to not only survive, but thrive. Just like nature, we need all the seasons, all kinds of weather and complete trust in God to guide us on our journey. Spring has Sprung-Reaching Toward God This last week, spring has sprung in a burst of new growth and new life. The trees are leafing out. The wooded floors are errupting with shoots and dotted with color. The ewes and sows are giving birth. The robins are

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Moving through Holy Week as Jesus Prays, Eats, Moves and is Transformed

Learning about, creating and maintaining healthy habits such as praying often, eating well and moving more can transform our health, finances, relationships and general outlook on life.  Moving into Holy Week, I help but notice how my new program, Pray. Eat. Move. Transforming YOU! embodies several aspects of the next several days.  As we walk with Jesus this week, notice how he prays, eats, moves and is eventually transformed into something beyond our wildest dreams.   Eating Well My program starts with praying often, as our #1 priority should be to pray. Connecting with God at all times keeps things in perspective

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Exercise vs. Body Movement

Exercise. We all know we should. We all know it’s been proven to help prevent a myriad of dis-ease. We all know how we feel when we do it regularly. We feel guilty and defeated when we don’t do it. We feel guilty and overwhelmed when we think about making sure we get it in daily. Who has time? Or the energy? So many negative and limiting beliefs about the word or concept of ‘exercise’. What if we thought of exercise as body movement instead? Body Movement Body movement opens up a whole new set of possibilities. Movement implies positive change,

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apple blossoms

Announcing Spring: Change is Coming

Spring Cantatas and Apple Tree Memories Over the last few days, I’ve noticed God is announcing Spring with resounding trumpets.  The beautiful songs of the red-winged black birds, robins and mourning doves are gracing my mornings with their melodies.  It’s a welcome change, announcing more changes are coming.  The days are getting longer and warmer, the snow is melting, and our gravel road is as muddy and rutty as any in the developing countries I’ve been in.  The seasons are changing. We’re getting ready to embrace new life in both the earth as well as spiritually during lent. Yes, Spring

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Embracing 3 Biblical Truths to Create Healthier Habits

Over the last several months, I’ve been a new business, Wellness Connections.  A service offering Christian-based health and wellness education & coaching.  As a nurse and coach, I know 1st hand what praying often, eating well and moving more can have on overall health and wellbeing.  Habits proven to reduce stress and prevent a myriad of other disease in our bodies.

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Rainbow blanket on brown couch

Rainbows of God’s Goodness

I was hoping for more blankets of sunshine or at the very least sundogs, but we’ve had ice and thick blankets of snow instead.  As I’m writing, the wind is creating whipped cream-like drifts out of the 9+ inches of snow we received over the last few days.  A good day to think about wrapping ourselves in God’s goodness-like rainbows. 

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Blanket of Fog-Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple This weekend, we’re experiencing a change of blankets.  The snow is lifting and a blanket of fog settling in.  As someone who likes to see the whole picture, fog or not seeing the next steps can be very frustrating.  It’s times like these that I’m reminded to keep it simple. 

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Bacon-wrapped Carrots and Parsnips

Seasonal Roots

Eating seasonally lends to many rich flavors.  Throughout fall and winter, root vegetables like parsnips and carrots find their way to our table regularly­–as does bacon.  Moving into Advent also brings to mind other roots that run deep, namely faith and family.

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Pile of squash

Potions & Herbology-Savory Squash Soup

As the calendar turns toward the end of October, the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns remind me of Harry Potter.   As I’ve shared in previous posts, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, reading the entire series at least 10 times (enough so the books fell apart!) and knowing most of the movies by heart.

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