Living a Lifestyle of Faith

This category is for all blog posts related specifically to living a Christian faith lifestyle, as the word of God teaches us to do. Here you’ll find devotional style blog posts such as those ministering to the new Christian, biblical teachings and reflection, Christian encouragement, and the topic of remaining steadfast in faith during difficult times.

Be Authentically YOU!

Be Authentically YOU!

Since starting my journey with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I've learned so much. It has been exhilarating, and at times I have felt like I was going to burst with eagerness to share what I've learned with a friend or family member.

Health and ...

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24 Bible Verses to Memorize and Study in 2017 (with FREE printables!)

24 Bible Verses to Memorize and Study in 2017 (with FREE printables!)

In my last blog post, I shared my "Happy, Healthy, and Fit" goals for 2017. One of those goals was to memorize and study 24 different Bible verses this year.

If you've followed my blog for more than a few years, you may recall I ...

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My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus ...

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6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

Last week I was at the grocery store and overheard the check-out clerk discussing army boot camp with the customer in line in front of me. Her daughter had just finished up boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. They talked about how difficult it had ...

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How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

It was one of those weeks.

You know the kind I'm talking about?

The dark-chocolate-gelato kind of week.

So there in my kitchen, hunched over the island, spoon in hand, a container of dark chocolate gelato on the counter, and tears welling up in my ...

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What I’ve Learned About Death

What I’ve Learned About Death

My husband's parents are always on my heart and mind this time of the year. If they were still alive, they would be celebrating 55 years of marriage this month. Unfortunately, we lost both of them (way too soon) a few years back.

They were ...

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A Word of Encouragement: Your Breakthrough is Coming

A Word of Encouragement: Your Breakthrough is Coming

It's peaceful.

The birds are singing. The sun is starting to disappear into dusk, and the breeze sends me reaching for my sweatshirt. I scoot back into the lawn chair and take a sip of my ice water.

As I watch my daughters playing joyfully ...

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When Low Self-Esteem is a Constant Struggle

When Low Self-Esteem is a Constant Struggle

Confession:  For years, I struggled with low self-esteem. 

I constantly worried about what others thought of me.

While I've become much more confident the older I get, there are still days - sometimes weeks - when my self-esteem is in the toilet.

Perhaps this interesting (or ...

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10 Things I Learned From My Mother-in-Law

10 Things I Learned From My Mother-in-Law

The other day I was pondering what I would say if I were asked to speak about my Mother-in-law and the kind of woman she was. Of course, my mind was flooded with sweet memories of her and as I sat down to journal my ...

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Keeping Marriage Strong Through Life’s Ups and Downs

Keeping Marriage Strong Through Life’s Ups and Downs

Each February, my husband and I celebrate another year of doing life together. (We're at 17 years as of this writing.) Life with my man has been one of the greatest gifts from God this woman could ever ask for. He's the best husband in the ...

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