Monday, March 30, 2020

Fit Bit ( Find it)

Fit Bit (Find It)

Today, I am remembering an Amish man I met in the hospitol, when our lovely Erin was passing.  He told me, he had lost his wife and then his son about a year and a-half before.  He said, he had a choice; 1.  Be angry.   2. Figure out what God wanted him to learn.  He choose to try to learn.  I think of his council often.

In the midst of this Covid 19 pandemic, it’s easy to get dismayed and overwhelmed.  A friend of mine expressed that she was not getting her home projects done even though she now has plenty of time and opportunity to do them.  She is not alone in that.  Many people have the time to do things now, but still lack the desire.  I have been a fitness coach for 40 plus years.  People don’t succeed at their fitness goals, mainly because they prefer to stay the way they are more than they desire to change.  If you are one of the people, not getting your projects done, even though you have plenty of time to do them, you are someone who has to FIND IT.  Find the desire to do it differently!!  I can’t teach you that.  You have to DIG DEEP and FIND IT!!  

Joshua 1:9. “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Education is motivation!  When I need to “FIND IT”.  I get into God’s word.  When I read His word and take the time to really think about what it says and how it applies to my life,  I become more convicted to do, what I know God is leading me to do.  Plus if I am doing something for God, that truly helps my desire.  It helps me, “FIND IT!”

Colossians 3:17. “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Colossians 3:23  “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Be inspired today to go and do, what you know God is inspiring you to do!  

(If we don’t get the things on our list done now, when we have time to do them, we might as well take the items off our list, because we will never do them!)

Be motivated, fit and blessed,


Monday, March 23, 2020

Fit Bit (Hedge of Protection)

Fit Bit (Hedge of Protection)

This morning I was sitting by my picture window, here at the lake and reading.  When I looked up, I thought I saw my dog Isabelle wondering out unto the ice.  I went to call her back in and noticed it wasn’t my dog but a coyote.  I remembered Isabelle was in fact outside.  I went to call her in and there she was on my deck in a stare off with the coyote.   She came inside and was shaking, then nestled in close to me, (which she hardly ever does).   I am so thankful she wasn’t breakfast for that coyote.  God had put a hedge of protection around her.  Earlier this week, I was driving my old van and my wheel feel off.  I had been driving it over 70 miles and hour on the interstate within 100 miles of it falling off.  It fell off when I was only going about 25.  It was His hedge of protection. Sometimes it's tempting to see what’s wrong and forget about His hedge of protection.  This quarantine we are all going through is like that.  

Job 1:10 “ Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.” 

The story of Job is one of my least favorites in the Bible.  I don’t like that Job, went through so much suffering and lost so much, here on this earth.   Yet the story of Job is in the Bible for a reason.  When my lovely new daughter in law Erin, passed my dear friend had me read job 38 to remind me that I can not understand God but I can TRUST.  I do TRUST that our lovely Erin is safe in our Fathers arms forever, and she has no more pain or no more sorrow.  That even though she passed, she is covered in our Fathers Hedge of Protection.  So that’s what I do, I chose to believe in our fathers ever lasting hedge of protection.  Today I hope this little Fit Bit, inspires you to TRUST in it too.

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, March 20, 2020

Fit Bit (Trust in God not man)

1 Corinthians 2:3-5. “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear and in much trembling.  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in the demonstration of Spirit and power;  5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

The author of this is Paul.  He is famous for his conversion from “Saul” , a persecutor of Christians to “Paul” a follower of Jesus and he wrote most of the New Testament.  His conversion reminds me that it is never too late for any of us to have the great awakening by experiencing the great exchange and start being followers of Jesus.  Paul literally went around killing Christians and Jesus changed his heart and made him new!! 

Paul identifies his speaking is through the power of the Spirit of God.  In todays world it can be so difficult to know where to get the TRUTH.  We see people make decisions in panic. The scammers are coming out to sell and steal.  But we can TRUST in God.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  

There is an old saying, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything”.

Today be inspired to Stand on ROCK ; Jesus is LORD.  Use the Holy Bible to guide your every step. (Let it be a lamp unto your feet.  Psalm 119:105)

During this “Down Time”, for many of us it’s important that we don’t just sit and watch the panic unfold on the TV.  I have a family fitness quest, which is a free download on my website that is a good way to remember to take good care of your life and be a good steward of what you have.  Let me know if you try it.  It’s something constructive to do and GREAT for a family or friends to do together.

Be fit and be blessed,


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Fit Bit ( Free Indeed)

Fit Bit (Free Indeed)

John 8:36. “ So, if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed!

This verse has been ringing in my mind today.  With this corona virus, many things are shut down and I am feeling a bit like a caged rat.  I really like to go and do and this having to be still and Trust God, is very difficult.  I am good with trusting God, but the being still, is very difficult for me.  ( I may have to give up coffee :) )

Psalm 46:10 “ He says, “ Be still and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth.”

So, with many limitations being put upon all of us for the common good, It's easy to think about the restrictions and forget compliance with the restrictions we are helping the common good.  We are all God’s children.  As Christians, we are commanded to love each other. (John 13:34)   We are currently called to love each other by protecting each other, by compiling with all restrictions .  This is a very important way to see our current situation, in order for us to stay healthy in our minds and our hearts.  Back to John 8:36;

John 8:36. “ So, if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed!

Proverbs 23:7  “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Philippians 4:8 “ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”

Today, my friends be inspired to be FREE IN CHRIST!   True health and wellness starts with Trusting God in all things.  Don’t let your mind put you in a cage, no matter what your circumstances.  YES>>>NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, December 16, 2019

Fit BIt ( Spirit of theLord not the World)

FIT BIT (Spirit of the Lord not the World)

The hustle and bustle of the Holiday season is very familiar to most people. It’s a common excuse for people to not get back to you or do what they had planned, simply, “ because of the Holidays’”. I think that’s kinda funny.  The Holidays, are the Holy days.  A time to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ.  To reflect on why Jesus was born. He came to pay the price for each of our sins and make us His righteousness.  This is the great exchange.  That alone seems good enough for me, but even more amazing, He rose from the grave and promises each of us eternal life if we believe.   Focusing on Jesus is being filled with the Spirit and not of the World.  Focusing on shopping and feasting, that is the Spirit of the world.  Be careful this Christmas season to be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, verses the spirit of the world.  This Christ centered living is the best way to stay truly FIT for the Holidays!!

1 Corinthians 2:12. “ Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God;  That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

John 11:25. “ Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live:  26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?”

Merry Christmas,


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fit Bit ( Do it through Jesus)

Fit Bit (Do it through Jesus)

Dear Lord God,

 Today, let me be a good steward of all you have given me, including my physical body.  Please put a guard over my mouth, that I put only nutritious food in and let only nutritious conversations out.  When temptations come upon me, to eat or say things I shouldn’t, please give me your strength.

Through Jesus Holy name I pray,


As this Holy time of Advent is upon us, so is the massive commercialism and worldly expectations of the Holidays.  In the winter time it is natural for animals to rest more.  Yet, our culture says, speed things up, have parties and spend money,  I believe it is far more natural for us to be still and know that Jesus is Lord.  I personally feel Christmas time is an awesome time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus.  I enjoy the lights and the cookies.  Yet, the reflection of HOLY, helps me the most.  I do get caught up in the hype.  I pray that instead this season, I can all get caught up in the hope.  

If I let a fast paced world take me over, I can over eat and speak defeat.  To battle the fast pace of this world at Christmas time,  I need to be still and Know He is God.  I need to be grounded and rooted in His word.  When My feet are on His rock.  I can more easily find the  strength to resist temptation.  

Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Psalm 46:10 “ Be still and know that I am God.”

Mathew 15:11 “What goes into someones mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

James 3:10. “Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing, my brothers and sisters, this should not be.”

I hope this little fit Bit, helps you remember to be Holy for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas!!

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, November 8, 2019

It easy relatively easy to thank God and Praise Him when everything is going well.  When you see a beautiful sunrise or experience and amazing sunset.  When you son finds a lovely Christian wife or when you are blessed with a child.  There are so many wonderful things we can be thankful for, in this world.  There is also much pain here too.   When some of the treasures we have experienced are taken away or when something horrible happens, it is easier to ask God why then to be thankful.  

I was at a seminar  last weekend and the key note speaker, talked about how she had been in significant depression and she decided to give thanks for something everyday.  She attributes her thankful heart to her healing.

Proverbs 17;22  “A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” 

Paul said, “ In whatsoever state I am in, I have learned to be content.” Philippians 4:11

 Happiness is not having what you what, it is wanting what you have. (This is a saying I like too)

Learning to be thankful in all things is a gift from God.  It is applied wisdom.  It is understanding that no matter what the situation we are currently experiencing Jesus is with us.  “ Mathew 28:20” Lo I am with you  always, even to the end of the age.”  He is not only with us but He loves each of us so much that He died for us. (John 3:16). Jesus said, “My Yoke is easy my burden is light.” (Mathews 11:30) Sometimes my burdens feel heavy and when they do, I try to remember to step back and give what ever it is to God.  I hit “pause”…TRUST GOD.  When I stop my worry and fear and go to TRUST, I find rest for my soul.  I can be thankful in all things.  

This week ( Nov. 4-11) marks the anniversary of my beautiful new daughter-in-law, Erins’ passing unto Heaven.  I am trying to remember to be thankful she was in our lives, in the first place.   I thank God for how lovely she was and still is, in Heaven.  I thank God for her life.   I thank God that she is forever safe in His arms.  When I spend my time in thankfulness, it really helps me.  When I start with the why God why, I am reminded that there are many things in this fallen world that I will never be able to understand.  God says, “my ways are not your ways.”  God and all that is, is beyond our understanding.  The Bible refers to us as grasshoppers and sheep.  It is not for us to know why bad things happen.  It is for us to put our faith in the one who knows.  It is not for us to understand, it is for us to TRUST.  It is for us to live in thanksgiving knowing God, loves each of us intimately and more than we can understand.  Proverbs 3:5. “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.”

Today, be inspired to be thankful in all things.  I hope you can see something beautiful today and be thankful in that.  I also hope that when the not so good happens today, you can also be thankful in that.  Romans 8:28 “All things work together for the good of those who love Him.”  This verses doesn’t say, everything is good.  Romans 8:29 explains that all things work together so we can become more Christ like.  Today be inspired to be thankful in all things, let all things draw you nearer to God.  James 4:8 “ Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”   This drawing nearer and nearer to God,”no matter what” is true thanksgiving!!

May you be thankful, fit and blessed always,