Oct 31, 2014

Self-Care Part 3: Act on What I Know

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. (James 2:26, NIV)

Now that my unbelief has been revealed to me, and I confessed and asked for forgiveness, I now need to act on what I know to be true. 

If I don’t, I remain dead in my sin.

Oct 29, 2014

Self-Care Part 2: Receiving the Answer

When you have a problem to solve or need understanding, and it’s not a spiritual topic, where do you turn first? 

If you’re like me, you often start in your own mind, full of experiences and lessons learned, and you ponder. Then you turn to others who have more experience than you on the topic.

Finally, when no answer is found laterally, you look up to Jesus.

Wouldn’t our lives be simpler if we started with Jesus?

Oct 28, 2014

Our Procrastination, God’s Perfect Timing

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  (Romans 8:28, NIV, emphasis mine)

Even procrastination.

Oct 27, 2014

Self-Care Part 1: Defining the Problem

Do you have trouble remembering to take vitamins or other supplements?

Do you struggle finding time to eat right and exercise?

If your answer is like mine, a resounding YES, here’s the big question: WHY?

Oct 24, 2014

Rise Up! And When You Can't, Call for Help

Last weekend I attended a wonderful retreat of love. Jesus’ love. Poured over me through His daughters who embraced me, loved me, laughed with me, and prayed with me. 

Oct 17, 2014

Fitness Friday: Be Willing to Pay the Price

As Christians, we are called grow and maintain an active, daily relationship with Jesus: to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

How do we do that? Let me tell you a little bit about what I learned, and why I wrote IntentionalFitness.

Oct 13, 2014

A Detour and Belonging

Ever had Dorothy moments? You know, the moment when she clicked her heels together and discovered she already had what she so desperately sought…but was seeking in the wrong place?

Oct 10, 2014

Lesson from an Art Museum: Eye of the Beholder

I joined my writer’s group for a stroll through our local Art Museum. Our assignment? Find something that inspires you, and write about it. 

Oct 3, 2014

Fitness Friday: Be Intentional

Is there any other way to fitness other than the intentional route - the one that takes effort, pain, and dogged determination to keep going? Do we “just happen” to become and stay fit, either physically or spiritually?