This is an encore post from a couple of years ago which was wildly popular. Enjoy! I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyper-flavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom soup […]
6 Ways to Improve Your Hair, Skin, and Nail Health In the early 2000s, when I worked at a YMCA, my complexion was horrible. I had what appeared to be cystic acne that left huge scars on my face, shoulders, and chest. Since I worked in a swimsuit teaching water exercise and swimming, I was embarrassed by how I looked. All I could think was, […]
As you either enter the limbo or exit it, may you continue to trust that God is good.
We become our own harshest critic when others’ criticism sinks down deep into our hearts.
It’s as if someone took all my thoughts and put them in a crazy maze or, on a really awful day, tossed all my words in the air, scattering them at random everywhere. From the outside, it must look like people with autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and chemo brain from cancer treatments “aren’t quite all there.”
Get Back to Basics Whew! How did we get so bogged down that we don’t have time for exercise, rest, Bible study, or couple time? My Boaz and I have been reeling in overwhelm this year. Preparing for retirement was more work than we anticipated. On top of it all, our retirement house is being built, we are downsizing to move, I’m dealing with my […]
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
Insights from Our Trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan My Boaz and I recently ran away from home for our seventh honeymoon. Seven years? Where has the time gone? We needed a break from our day-to-day stuff. We usually want to get away together for our anniversary. It was exactly what we needed. The Upper Peninsula ads caught our attention, so we packed our […]
It is our immune system’s response to these light sources that trigger an adverse reaction.
While I lay in bed with tears streaming down my face, I tried to figure out how to move forward with my life and keep my gym job… I realized that all I accomplished was by the grace of God, not of my own works.