Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fit Bit ( Don't Weary in well doing)

Fit Bit (Don’t Weary in Well Doing)
Good Morning!

     What a beautiful day the Lord has made today!!!  ( ZIg Zigler used to say, “Everyday is a good day, just try not having one of them.”.  

     Sometimes when I wake up I forget the wonder of the day, because of my hectic schedule.  I have recently retired from the Fire Department, so you may say, hectic?  I guess hectic is an exaggeration.  I do however like to keep busy in well doing.  Yet, sometimes in the midst of my “well doing” I forget to see the beauty of my moments.  Do you ever do that?  Get so busy in life helping others you forget to help yourself or your own family?  I truly love going out and intentionally being kind to others.  Sometimes this comes at the expense of me not getting my needed jobs done.  I recently helped through a shower for my dear future daughter in law.  She is so lovely; I wanted her to feel very special.  I took a short cut on the invitations.  I invited my immediate family with just a phone call and not a written invitation.   I wearied in well doing.  So…things went ok, but I would like to “redo” my laziness.

I don’t think people would describe me as lazy, yet I take short cuts.  These short cuts cost me.  I take them out of laziness.   When I act lazy, I am rushing through my moments thinking I’m too busy.  I believe this is being weary in well doing.  In order to avoid being weary in well doing today:
1.     I will make a list diligently enjoy each task ahead of me with out choosing to be overwhelmed in my responsibility. 
2.     I will choose to enjoy the things God has given me to do and not weary in getting them done. 
3.     I will make a manageable list and not try to be everything to everyone.

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you be motivated to not be weary in well doing but in all things do what you do for the glory of God.

Be fit and be blessed,


Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fit Bit ( WE CAN DO IT!)

Fit Bit (We can Do it!)
Yesterday at Bible study, the question was posed, “How do we inspire the church to pray for the church?

This question seemed to stump our small group.  Then we realized, “we are the church!”  The new question became, “How do we inspire each other to pray?”.

Sometimes when we study the “WORD”, we can forget it is for our every moment.  The amazingness of the Bible is that is it applicable hear and now, in all we think, say and do. 

When I live in the peace of God, my life is better.  I receive the peace of God by trusting in the grace, mercy and forgiveness given through the work of Jesus Christ, on the cross for each of us.  I remember to live in His peace by, reading the Bible as if it were food to nurture my body.  It is the food I need to nurture my soul.  I also remember to live in peace by fellowshipping with other beautiful Christian women.  We are called to fellowship with each other and inspire each other through prayer and good speaking. 

The other day, my dear friend and I went for a walk, after about a half hour; we realized we had been complaining about our struggles for the entire time.  We STOPPED and turned our focus to what we are thankful for.  We decided when we get together; we will start our walks with thanksgiving.  We are the church.  If, as the church, we gossip and complain, what good is our ministry??

WE CAN DO IT!!  Be inspired to live in Christian fellowship.  Pray for each other and build each other up.  Remind each other Jesus is with us, loving each of us intimately, all the time.  That is the basis for healthy relationships.  That is the basis for a healthy church.

Ecclesiastes 4:12  “And if one prevails against him two shall with stand him and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Mathew 28:20  “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.  Amen.”

Be fit and be blessed,


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fit Bit ( Intensely)

Fit Bit (Intensely)
Proverbs 20:13  “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.”

Recently my Dear Uncle Pete went on to be with our Lord.  WOW, what a guy!  He was INTENSELY PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE AND WORK.  He gave true meaning to work hard and play hard.  He had a purpose every morning when he awoke.  He loved God, his family and making a difference.  He had been retired 20 years from the Hermantown School district, but he had never stopped working.   He worked in his garden, he worked in the woodshop, he worked at helping others.  We are not called to sleep or play our life away, but to give it away.  That was my Uncle Pete.

I try to help others live Holy, Healthy and Happy lives.  A key component to this is to not be weary in well doing but in everything do it unto the Lord.  Sleep is necessary to refresh us.  Play also in important.  Laughter is good medicine.  Work, feels good and helps us with our purpose.   When we are productive, we feel stronger and more valuable.  Jesus loves us always.  We are saved by His grace alone.  Yet when we work, diligently unto the Lord, our attitude toward life is better.  This helps us be healthier.

My physical health is starting to fail me in my joints.  My career as a firefighter may be over.  Yet even as I face retirement from one avenue of my life I do not feel like my work is done.

How are you doing?  Do you live with intense passion for work? 

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fit Bit (Dating)

Fit Bit (Dating)
Dating in 2018, is kind of ridiculous. 

When I was a young woman, we went to the dance club and there we noticed someone that noticed us and danced a couple songs we could tell after a couple dances if we might want to give the guy our number or if we’d move on.   A dance club, a racquetball tournament or some other fun activity was where we’d go for boy meets girl.  Today, Internet dating has taken over the old-fashioned boy meets girl. 

At Church Sunday, I spoke with a beautiful young Christian woman, who was looking to meet someone on the Net.  She said, she posted she was interested in a long-term relationship.  I personally think it would be nice for our culture to go back to dance clubs.   I feel like the Net is lonely.  I have tried Internet dating.  I have found it to be time consuming and flat.  I do know of others that have met their spouses there.  I don’t have the solution, but I have heard of groups called “Meet up”.
These are groups of people getting together to participate in an activity they enjoy.
People looking for friends go to “Meet Up”.

Loneliness’ is one of our cultures biggest issues.  Social Media takes up our time, without us really making connections with each other.  I believe our churches have to get the ball rolling with safe, fun social events for all ages.  I think we need to go back to the old ways of Boy meets Girl.

To be healthy we need to be in healthy relationships.  Be inspired to increase your face-to-face time with other Christ centered friends.

Philippians 4:11  “Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, there with to be content.”

Philippians 2:2  “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.”

1 Peter 3:8  Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fit Bit (The Passing)

Fit Bit (The Passing)
Eternal Life is an amazing concept.

 Currently my Dear Uncle Pete is getting ready to go home.  From a far, I want it to be a celebration, celebrate that he will be pain free and living in a peace that surpasses all understanding.  Every time our Pastor give us communion he uses the Phrase, “Go in peace, your sins are forgiven and you have Heaven to look forward to.”  Heaven to look forward to, this is difficult.  I am thankful to know my Uncle knows the Lord and his sins are forgiven and He does have Heaven to look forward to.  Yet, I feel so sad to not see his big smile and big presence in this world.  He is a “bigger then life “ kind of guy.  So it’s hard.  I look forward to going water skiing; I look forward to a good comedy show.  I look forward to spending time with the ones I love.  Pete now gets to go home and spend time with the ones he loves, that he hasn’t been with for a while.  I should feel happy for him, but still I’m sad.

In my imagination, I think if I was with him I would want to be a cheerleader and remind him of the glory, he has awaiting him.   Yet the reality is when our loved ones are passing, it doesn’t feel like a celebration, it hurts.  When my stepfather passed, we had the assurance of upcoming Heaven too, but still, so difficult.

My step grandfather Paul, also another “bigger then life kind of guy”, is too getting ready to go home.  Lord, please give each of us the assurance that Heaven awaits. Remind us continually that there awaits a better life after the passing.

Jesus died for all of our sins, we are all sinners and need a Savior, Jesus paid the price for us, conquered death and all those that believe upon him shall be saved.
We have Heaven to look forward to.

I believe in order for us to be healthy for our loved ones during the passing we have to remember the promises of God.

This is not the end but a new beginning and when one door shuts, another one opens.

Be fit and be blessed,


Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

(The thief on the cross, only knew Jesus for a short time, but none the less, was headed to Heaven)

that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

As it is written: “There is no one righteousnot even one;

(I like to use Bible gateway to find verses that help me)