Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fit Bit (Unusual)

Fit Bit (Unusual)
Francesca Battistelli song, “Unusual” is running through my head this morning.  I am going to be using it in a presentation I will be giving for High School aged kids this weekend.

We are all “Unusual”!!  I have a set of identical twins they may look a lot like, but they are certainty not the same.  We are created uniquely different.  God created each of us on purpose, just the way we are.  I used to wish, He had made me skinnier, prettier, smarter and richer.  Yet, He knows me and loves me just the same.  At one time in my life, booze was my obsession.  God knew; I would be an alcoholic. He created me.  He loved me through it.    I am unusual.  You are unusual.  Today enjoy your uniqueness.  Be bold in the Lord, just the way you are.  He created you, on purpose!  You are not a random accident.  He formed you in the womb.  He knows your name!!

Psalm 139; 13-14
13 For you created my inmost being;
 you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, September 22, 2014

Fit Bits (Friends that help)

Fit Bit (friends that help)
Our day-to-day lives are strongly influenced by the people we associate with. 

Recently, I worked with a man who identifies himself as an Atheist. I let him know that, I could not be “OK” without my faith.  He said, his comfort was in a Heineken.   I did not feel I could reason with unreasonable, we mutually decided to drop our conversation. 

I remember those days when I had so much anxiety in my heart, that I self medicated with beer.  I would associate with people who would tolerate my drinking.  I associated with people whom I could commiserate with.  I continued to live in my sickness and despair. 

Once I decided to get “Clean” and stop drinking, I found it easier to be “Clean” if I associated with like-minded people.   I found, Christian women friends were of the best influence on me.  (I think men need men friends and women need women friends.)  The friendship of other women trying their best to walk the walk helped me the most. 

Today, and each day forward be encouraged to choose friends that build you up!

       2 Timothy 3:1-5;
       1You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian.
       2For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.
       3Hard headed, never give in, constant liars, troublemakers, will think nothing of immorality, they will be rough and cruel and sneer at those trying to be good.
       4They will betray their friends; they will be hot headed, puffed up with pride and prefer good times to worshiping God. 
       5They will go to church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear.  Don’t be taken in by people like that.

One way I can be built up is by listening to Christian radio. 

In the Lacrosse area I find the” Prayz” network programming to be the most encouraging.

In the Madison Area, I enjoy the music of Life 102.5.  (Its Life 102.5’s fall fundraiser this week.) 

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fit Bit (Purify)

Fit Bit (Purify)
2 Corinthians 7: 1  “Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”

Garbage in garbage out!!!!!

When we think of garbage in, often we think of fast food, processed food, sugar, bad fats, alcohol, drugs, etc.  Garbage in our heads is also incredibly toxic. In today’s world we have to be very careful what we feed our children and ourselves.  Our children are back to school.  I think it is very important to make sure we are teaching them as much as the school is.

What are you filling yourself with?  Do you listen to Christian radio?  Do you read the Bible?  Do you fellowship with people who are trying to walk the walk?  It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of today’s world and hope it doesn’t shake our faith or us.  For me, I have to intentionally fill myself with the things of God, so I don’t fall to the things of this world.  It is my continual struggle.

Personally, one of the ways I  stay focused on His Kingdom, is by listening to the  Prayz Network here in the Lacrosse area.  It helps me.  They have great programming!  Check it out;

Be fit and be blessed,


  I have a new program designed with children and families in mind, which combines music, movement and a message.  I would love to come to your school or small group.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me to see how I can help you and your loved ones focus on a Holy, Healthy and Happy life.  I have also taught in work enjoinments and public schools.