2019 diet free forever

Today I am offering you hope! Make 2019 the year you embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ve tried lots of diets and sadly they don’t work for long. I know your struggles because they are mine too. By the end of January my diets were done. But there is hope! Instead of a new diet I […]

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Time-perspective, priorities, people!

Is life overwhelming? Feeling like life is hard? I’m still adjusting to the new normal with the recent loss of a well-loved friend. My friend’s health deteriorated quickly and within 21 days she passed. This kind of shocking loss puts life into perspective. Priorities change. Irritations lose their power. Stuff loses its appeal. Careers lose […]

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Can I trust God when life is hard?

Is life rough right now? Are you being asked to do really hard things? Or maybe you are watching someone you love go through tough times? Last week I told you about my good friend who is gravely ill. She is still in ICU. She has made progress in some areas and a few steps […]

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Don’t take your health for granted!

Do you take your good health for granted? I sure did. But this week I was forced to stop and watch as my best friends’ health deteriorated. She went to the hospital for assistance with an ongoing heart issue. But it wasn’t that simple. Within a few days they found serious health issues. She ended […]

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Reflections from a brand new empty nester!

Our nest is empty. But my heart and mind are full. Full of memories. Full of laughter and tears. Full of God’s goodness and grace. Full of hopes and dreams. Here are some reflections of a brand new empty nester. For the last month Katie has been sorting through all her stuff. We’ve been making […]

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A success story-weight loss strategies too!

Ready to give up on this healthy living idea?  Frustrated because it seems to be taking too long?  Read Cecile’s story and be encouraged! My friend lost 141 pounds and went from a size 24 to 12-14! Cecile, was a faithful member of the support group I led. She also attended Weight Watchers in the […]

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How God gave me an attitude adjustment!

Do you need an attitude adjustment? I did! Three little girls from Uganda helped me realize that. Our Church hosted the African Children’s Choir from Uganda. We had three beautiful little girls and their fun choir leader stay with us. I learned so much from our time together. Especially when a 2-day visit turned into […]

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My secret strategy? A daily food budget.

I’m not on a diet! But I spend my calories carefully. I have a daily food budget! It’s part of the lifestyle I have that really helps me eat healthy and keep the weight off. One of the best things I learned from my time with Weight Watchers was the point system. I was given […]

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How to make nutrient rich choices everyday!

I want to reward myself with something to eat or drink. I know I told you not to reward yourself with food but it still tempting, isn’t it? It’s a hot summer day and I’m hot and tired from my day of running errands. I want a rich cold sweet coffee drink from Starbucks! I […]

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Happy Spring

I love spring!  It’s my favourite time of the year! Our snow finally disappears and everything comes to life. I took some pictures when we were at the cottage this weekend. I am always excited when I see tiny shoots breaking through. I am reminded of a verse my Mom quotes this time of year. […]

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4 SUPRISINGLY SIMPLE STEPS TO BE DIET FREE FOR LIFE!

Diets don’t work for long. No one wants to live a life of deprivation. Little lifestyle changes made the difference for me! I’ve lost 20% of my body weight and have kept it off for 7 years!   I know your battles my friend because they’re mine too. I’m five feet tall with a petite […]

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What does everyday grace look like?

What does everyday grace look like? Do you give grace when the waitress gets your order wrong? Do you give grace when someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you give grace when you receive poor service? Grace is underserved favor. It’s a term that is used a lot in Christian circles. We talk about […]

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