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Morning Stretching Devotional–How Deep, How Wide is Your Love For Me

Do you think it’s possible to worship God through exercise? Do you think it’s possible to draw closer to God while you perform an exercise or stretch? Let me share with you something that allows you to do both of those: a stretching devotional. A stretching devotional is a devotional that you can use when you first wake up (or any time of the day) and can take 5 minutes to stretch.

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Nature’s Secret Weapon: Roasted Garlic Recipe

I don’t know about you but lately every time I hear a sneeze or cough, I’m tempted to run and hide until cold and flu season is over! It seems like everyone is getting sick this time of year.

(Cue Mission Impossible theme song)

Today I want to share with you what I believe to be Nature’s Secret Weapon…My tried and true Roasted Garlic Recipe (initially created by my dear mother). Anyone that has been to my kitchen knows you will likely smell garlic when you walk in. I love garlic, but I especially love garlic to keep me from getting sick and to shorten the duration of an illness.

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Mindful Eating: Excerpts from Living Wellness for Growth Groups

What a fantastic weekend at the Home and Garden Show in Minneapolis and the Bridging the Gap Sisterhood Leadership Retreat in Alexandria! It was so exciting to share the message of Living Wellness with people who were on such different parts of their wellness journey–from those just getting started to the veterans who have been making healthy living choices for years. Although the Bridging the Gap Retreat is done, you can still catch us today (Sunday 2/26) and next weekend (3/3-3/5) at the Home and Garden Show. See you there!

My speaking topic at the Bridging the Gap Sisterhood Leadership Retreat was on how to avoid burnout by incorporating freedom, balance, and abundance into our health. One strategy I mentioned for avoiding burnout is to nourish your body through the practice of mindful eating. As I promised in my talk, here’s your step-by-step guide for how to practice Mindful Eating.

This post is an excerpt from my new book Living Wellness for Growth Groups which is available our website, Amazon, and Itasca Books.

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Eternity in Our Hearts: Longing for More

I have a confession to make. I recently started listening to Christmas music again. I know, I know…it’s February! It has been seven weeks since Christmas. Forty-nine days. Not sure about you, but it feels like it has been forever. I began listening to Christmas music again when I began to feel this insistent sense of longing, longing for something more. In our Christmas post, I talked about this sense of longing. I challenged you to fill that sense of longing with the abundant life Jesus offered when he came as a baby lying in a manger.

As we move into mid-February, the snow is melting a bit revealing a brown and lifeless looking scenery. I find that this is a really tough season of the year for a lot of people, including myself. The Christmas parties are over, the Christmas cookies are gone, all of the excitement and hype of the season is done. And we’re left with an ache for something more.

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Trusting God’s Best for Your Health: Excerpts from Living Wellness for Growth Groups

I trust God when he says he wants the best for me and my life (Jeremiah 29:11). I trust God when he says he wants me to have a full, abundant life (John 10:10). I didn’t always trust him, though. Especially when it came to my health.

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Your Wellness Field Guide for 2017

Friends! Happy New Year! New Years is such a great time for renewal. This is the time we look back at the previous year’s trials and triumphs. We reflect on what’s happened and how we’ve changed as a result. It’s also the time to thoughtfully consider what we’d like to change in the new year.

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PRESS RELEASE: Living Wellness for Growth Groups to be released this winter!

Why I wrote Living Wellness for Growth Groups* As a personal trainer of more than 10 years, I have seen people suffer unnecessarily, unable to fulfill the calling on their life due to preventable health issues. Many Christians are in the same boat.  We focus on our spiritual health, often neglecting the physical, mental, and emotional […]

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