Saturday, November 21, 2020

Fit Bit (All things for good is hard)

 Fit Bit (All things, for good? Is hard)

Romans 8:28-30

“ And we know all things works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.  29 For those God foreknew He predestined to be conformed to the likeness of HIs Son, that He might be firstborn among many brothers.  30  And those He predestined , He also called; those He called, He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.”

Romans 8:28 used to be one of my favorites verses before we lost of Lovely Erin , hear on Earth.  At that point, I was simply angry and thought, “Nothing! Nothing! Can possibly be as good as our Lovely Erin.   But as these years unfold, I see recovery in Jesus.   My anger has turned  into  deep sadness and disappointment for us here on Earth, but I still have hope because I know she is glorified, as Romans 8:30 points out.

When our Grandma Muzzy got Cancer it seemed so unfair.  Our family was not expecting Grandpa to outlive Grandma.  Grandpa was the alcoholic and Grandma was the Saint.  God used Grandma’a cancer to truly heal our family.    I estimate 80% of her family have now become born again believers.  When we see her again, in Heaven, it will be as if no time has passed.  (Heaven is not confined by time)

I hate that we suffer here on Earth.  It helps me to remember Romans 8:29 ..” To be conformed to the likeness of His Son.”

Healthy and well is not about smiling through everyday as though nothing is wrong, healthy and well in Jesus is trusting no matter what is wrong….God’s got this!!!

Don’t tell God you’ve got a big problem, Tell your problem you’ve got a BIG GOD!!!

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, November 16, 2020

Psalm 100:4-5

 Psalm 100:4-5

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into HIs courts with Praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. 5 For the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations."
Be thankful ad bless His Holy Name!!

Thanksgiving is one of the strongest weapons we have against the enemy. Today I hope these verses inspire you to Thank God for what his right and thank Him for making what is wrong, work out for His glory. Many times, I don't like what is going on. When I choose to walk in thanksgiving, I can walk in faith not fear. Walking in faith is essential for Christ centered health and wellness.
I hope you like this today too.
Be fit and be blessed,

Monday, October 26, 2020

 Fit Bit (Conquer the weather)

This Summer I did a lot of paddle boarding.   I really enjoyed what I call, “ paddling with a purpose.”   I bought a racing board and became determined to do a race called “ Chatta Jacks” which is a 31 mile race in Chattanooga, TN scheduled for Oct. 24, 2020.  Then, I was going to do The “Carolina Cup” in early November.  Starting in September we got much colder temperatures and I lost my desire to train on the board.  I lost my motivation because the “Chatta Jacks” went Virtual and I just didn’t “ feel it”.   WOW! Last weekend the virtual race was finished and I did not enter.   I feel a let down.  I did train very hard this Summer, just to give in too; “not feeling it”.

I have found that many people are will ing to validate my, give up. Success in life is to keep on keeping on regardless of how we feel.   (Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”). Many times our goals in life are hard.   When we keep on keeping on in the direction we know God is calling us , no matter how many times we slip and fail that produces character, perseverance and humility.  We all want to give up sometimes.  

Today, as I look out on the freshly fallen snow, I am quite confident I will not be paddling.  But I will be “Fat Biking” and walking my dog.  Today, I chose to embrace the change in weather and continue my goals of staying physically, spiritually and emotionally fit.  For me, I can more easily reach that goal, by making sure I read my Bible daily, pray and get out side regardless of the weather.

 I hope this little Fit Bit, helps you too, conquer the weather!!

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.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fit Bit ( Willful sins?)

This Spring, I got caught up in a desire to “willful sin”.  I thought as a mature Christian woman I was beyond that.   Since then I have heard a couple sermons on when you think you are not capable of a particular sin, you are.   That is when my pride gets big, when I think I’m above a certain behavior.   I have been a fitness person, for a long time.   I really love to eat a healthy diet and get great exercise.  When I am prideful;  I can think, I would never…..but when I do, before I know it I am doing what I thought I would never. 

Psalm 19:13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.  Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.”

Willful sins start with intentionally deciding to compromise this or that.   Too much walking in the wrong direction leads to great transgressions.

Gluttony and slothfulness are sinful,  willful sins can be so very many things.   Today be inspired to think and do what the Bible tells too.  I find that when I focus on the Lord in my daily life.  I get disciple in the little sins.   This helps me from boldly going in the wrong direction.   So, if you are getting a disciple, try to remember that is God’s way of keeping you from great transgressions.  Instead of thinking on what you don’t want to do…think on what you do want to do…. Think upon the Lord.

Psalm 19;14. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing, in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my redeemer.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, August 31, 2020

Fit Bit ( Hole in your heart?)

 Fit Bit (Hole in your heart?)

Do you have a hole in your heart?  Are you searching for meaning?  Are you always trying to find something or someone that fulfills you?


He is the only one that can fill a deep longing for better.

I have called myself a Christian for many years.  Yet, over these years, I have felt a hole in my heart.  I have tried to fill that hole, with other things like alcohol, relationships, exercise and food.  What I have learned is, when I try to fill myself with anything aside from JESUS the satisfaction is only temporary.   When I draw near to God, He draws near to me, filling me with His Holy Spirit, that I may firmly TRUST JESUS as my Lord and Savior.  With this foundation, His streams of living water flow through and from me.  This way I am not only full, but overflowing, which is a wonderful way to live.

James 4:8. “Come near to God, and He will come near to you.”

John 4:14. “ but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thrust.  Indeed the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Thins that are good for us like, exercise and healthy relationships are wonderful, but let’s be careful that we  are being filled with God and His Word, for our true fulfillment.

Be fit, be blessed and be full!!


Friday, August 7, 2020

Fit Bit ( Into the light/ Good fight)

Fit Bit (Into the light!!)


Into the light and out of the darkness!!!!   When I think of being healthy and fit I think of it as walking in the light of our Dear Lord.  My poor wellness behavior is often done in secret, or at least something I don’t advertise about myself.  If I take and extra bowl of ice cream, or think judgmental thoughts toward others or decide to just not clean or do the yard work. Those are all examples of how I am not using my life to do my best for our Lord.   Many people today, encourage each other to just….NOT.  I think that is so wrong.  We can encourage ourselves easily, to be lazy and NOT.  

    My nephew is a Police Officer and has great disciple for working out.  In the gym he surrounds himself with people to help him push.  In His career, he needs his fellow officers to encourage him to keep up the try.  In my career as a Fire Fighter, I needed my fellow comrades to help me stay on the top of my game.  In our Christian walk and in our quest to stay fit and strong, we need that too.  Today be inspired to encourage someone to walk in the light!!

I hope this little Fit Bit today helps you be encouraged to keep fighting the good fight!!

Be fit and be blessed,


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Fit But ( See What's right)

Fit Bit (See what’s right)

John 16:33 ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Years ago, I could be seen by many as a successful athlete.  I say that because, at one point I was in the winners circle.  The truth is now, at 58 and two new knees and a variety of reasons why I’m not in the winners circle I know that I am still winning.  I am winning because I get to keep on keeping on.  I am winning because , I can do many many things that I like to do.  I mostly have energy and attitude to overcome my troubles and get it done.  At one point , when I fell out of the winners circle and people stopped encouraging me to push hard, It was easy for me to “ just not”. But what I have found is when I “just do”, it helps me get it done.  Recently my family was here at the lake,   My nephew, said, “ I’d go knee boarding, but I’m just not “feeling it”.  My response was, I’m really not “ feeling like water skiing either, but I know that when I do, I will be happy I did.  Isn’t that everything?  Often we don’t “feel it”.  Joyce Meyer said, “Feeling are fickle”, you go to bed feeling one way, eat chocolate and feel an other.  We can’t determine our day to day life by our feelings.  We have to go with the truth.  The truth is in this life we will have trouble, we won’t feel like getting things done. Yet, when we set our eyes and hearts on Jesus, WE can muster the energy to do what is set before us and do it well.  

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

What does this have to do with fitness?  Everything.  Many times we may not feel like eating right,  moving more or being nice to people who we disagree with.  But I promise you, when we do all things, while seeing what’s right through CHIST, we overcome this world.  

Be fit, be blessed and be encouraged to see what’s right!!


(The really really good news, is that through Jesus work for us on the cross this world is just our temporary battle, we have Heaven to look forward to.)