Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fit Bit ( Happy are those whose God is the Lord)

Fit Bit (Happy are those whose God is the Lord)
I am a single mother of three wonderful young men.  They bring me great joy on a regular basis.  I have spent the past 24+ years of my life thinking of them, cherishing them and trying, my best, to be a good mom to them.  My best has often been, not so good.  As I watch them, come into their own, I am tempted to worry and fear.  I cannot control, weather or not they buy snowmobiles, whom they date or don’t date or how they run their professional lives.  What I can do is trust in the Our Lord.  I know there is power in prayer.  I trust that God, answers our prayers.  I trust that no matter how things seem, God has his hand on it, and is working it out for our good.  I have heard, “The opposite of faith is fear.” If I find myself in fear I am miserable, trying to be in control of things, I have no control over.  When I truly practice my faith and trust all things, including my boys, in God’s capable hands I feel deep joy and reassurance.  When I actively live in God’s joy, I am happy.  Deep felt happiness and peace are necessary for true health and wellness.  Jesus is the only way I know to achieve this state.

Be fit and be blessed,


Romans 8:28  “And we know that God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”

1 Thessalonians 1:4-6  For we know, brothers and sisters [b] loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fit Bit (Waterfall)

Fit Bit (His Love is Like a Waterfall)

Chris Tomlins’ song, “Waterfall”, is going through my head this morning as I read Song of Solomon.  God loves us so much. (John 3:16)  He could be saying these beautiful songs about each of us.  He loves us so very, very much.  No matter what is going on in our lives, He has our backs and is handling our trials for us.  (Romans 8:28)  WOW!  That is an amazing love!!!!  I never used to believe anyone could truly love me.

I was an abused child.  I went on to become a raging alcoholic.   I have made some horrible choices over the years. Yet, God has forgiven me. He has made me as beautiful as a virgin again.   I’m not perfect and I continue to make mistakes, But regardless of my condition I know, I am a valuable part of God’s kingdom, as each of us is. He has made each of us all, uniquely different on purpose. He gives each of us different Spiritual gifts.  (1 Corinthians 12:1-26) We are many parts of one body.  The old me, the abused child, always felt hurt, haunted and helpless.  Now, because I trust in what Jesus did for me on the cross, I trust that His love is like a Waterfall, raining down on me, regardless of my situations.  I can live a Holy, Healthy and Happy life.

Today, live a Healthy life; remember, His love for you, is more immense then any Waterfall including Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Idaho, or even the Niagara.

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “There re different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts;  and though all the parts are many, they form one body.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Shoshone Falls;

Chris Tomlins’,  “Waterfall”

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fit Bit (Everything is Meaningless?)

Fit Bit (Everything is meaningless?)
Ecclesiastes 1:1-2  ”The words of the Teacher, son of David. King of Jerusalem;
2”Meaningless!  Meaningless!” says the Teacher.  “Utterly Meaningless!”

Do you ever feel this way?

Sometimes I try and try and it feels as though my efforts are meaningless.  Our lives are like withering blade of grass.  Here today and gone tomorrow.

“Life on Earth will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

I’m not sure where this quote originated but I like it!

Personally the people, who have touched me the most, are the ones who have planted seeds for Jesus Christ in my life.

My desire is to be a blessing to others and make a difference for Christ.  When I feel overwhelmed and unfruitful, I simply try to plant a seed for Jesus.  This helps me, keep on keeping on.  This helps me stay on track in my health and wellness.

Today, be inspired to not feel meaningless, but provide meaning, remind someone that Jesus loves him or her.

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, August 1, 2014

Fit Bit (Avoid What Makes Your Brother Stumble)

Fit Bit (Avoid what makes your Brother stumble)

This morning I was reading Romans 14& 15.

Romans 14:19-21  “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.  20Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.  All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.  21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.”

Recently I invited family to my lake home.  In our family we have many people that have issues with alcohol.  Therefore it is best to provide alcohol free environments so everyone can be safe. The leader of this family event provided huge amounts of alcohol.  I was appalled at the volume of booze.   Many were “wasted” by the evening of the first day.  One person, who stopped by for a visit and had been clean for about 3 months, fell “off the wagon”. I understand that many people do not feel they have an issue with alcohol, especially if they are still functioning in society.  Yet, drunkenness is a problem regardless of how functional one may be.  I hope this story inspires you at your next event to consider those who need alcohol free environments to be safe.  Do you really need to provide alcohol or food that will make your brother stumble at your family gatherings?

Be fit and be blessed,