Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Fit Bit ( SO this is Christmas)

Fit Bit  ( So this is Christmas)
So this is Christmas!  I hope your Christmas and Christmas Eve were wonderful!!

Merry Christmas!   In some churches (e.g. the Anglican Communion) the season continues until the day before the Epiphany, which is celebrated either on January 6 or on the Sunday between January 2 and 8. (Wikipedia)

If you too recognize Christmas as a season, then you are just beginning to celebrate Christmas and it is not over.  Personally I love the fact my home church celebrates the season.  For me, the shopping, gift exchanging and making cookies are over. Now, I can concentrate even more on celebrating Jesus!! 

I challenge you, during this time before the Epiphany to really put Jesus first in your life.  Figure out what that looks like for you and DO IT!

For me, to keep Him first, I try to read the Bible and pray each morning before I do anything else.  This helps me.

I am also trying to celebrate His birth by giving Him, better behavior from me. 
My plan is to do better in my struggle areas, for Jesus.  I will try to make it for this short Christmas season and hopefully carry on past that. 

Jesus doesn’t require my good behavior to love me.  He died for each of us while we were still sinners, there is nothing we can do that separates us from His love.  (PRAISE GOD!!)  Nonetheless because He loves me I want to love Him back.  I do this by, reading His word, praying often and letting His Holy Spirit guide my every step.  This Holy Spirit guidance is what is motivating me to try to live a better life for Him.

What is His Holy Spirit inspiring you to do?

Be inspired to let go of the behavior you no longer desire and do what you know the Lord is leading you to!

May you be blessed with a very Merry Christmas season and a Joy Filled New Year!!!

Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fit Bit (Well through the Holy days)

For special events I make a dessert I call “Cherry Surprise”, I call it this because I never know exactly how it will turn out.  I follow a general recipe but not an exact one.

Isn’t that kind of like our Holy Day season?  We have a general idea of what we want to do, but then we just, “wing it”.  I like the “go with the flow” attitude. Yet without a plan, I am tossed, like a wave in the ocean. 

When I feel tossed, I am more likely to have destructive behaviors.  Fort me, one destructive behavior is eating too much Cherry surprise.  In order to avoid the “tossed”, I anchor myself in God’s word daily.  If my only plan is to honor Him and let His Holy Spirit guide me then I at least have a starting point. 

It’s easy to feel tossed, during the Holidays.  True wellness is being grounded in Jesus Christ during this Holy Day Season.

Yesterday, Someone said to me, “Kimberly, you are looking really good, what is your secret?”  My response was simple;  “It’s Jesus in my heart.”

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind
[Cornerstone in Zion ] Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, October 9, 2017

Fit Bit (Encouraging Words)

Fit Bit (Encouraging Words)
Last weekend I completed an Iron Man.  This is an event, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, one right after the other.  I was anxious and nervous before the event.  One of the other competitors said to me, “Good things happen when anxious and nervous meet.”  His words were encouraging.  What brought me to this event in the first place were the encouraging words of my friends.  I had people who believed in me and they told me so.  I am so thankful for their encouraging words, with out them I would not have attempted this amazing feet.  During this event, I wore a T-shirt that had the verse, Psalm 60:2 “With God’s help we will do mighty things.”  I had a number of people tell me that they found strength in these encouraging words. 

Proverbs 16:24  “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”

It could have been easy for me to complain about the jellyfish, wind and heat yet, when I focused on what was right and being an encouragement to others, I felt energized and happy. 

Today, I am thanking God for encouraging words.  I hope this inspires you to be encouraged through God’s word and encourage others too.

Be fit and be blessed,



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FIt Bit ( Save you in this Storm)

Fit Bit (Save you in this storm)

It is amazing to me how things on the outside can look so good, yet on the inside can be such a mess.  Currently I am training for an Iron Man.  God willing I will complete my first Iron Man in Maryland Oct. 7th, 2017.  My fitness looks good and my physical appearance is okay for a 55-year-old woman.   Although, I look all right from the outside, currently I am feeling so overwhelmed on the inside.  Life is never as we plan.  What gets me through these days is knowing that God never changes.  Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  He never gives up on me, or the ones that I love.  Today.  His promise of love is what keeps me healthy.  Sure I exercise, try to eat right and get good quality sleep, but keeping God first is how I truly stay strong.

Most of us are going through something.  We all have seasons.  Today what ever comes your way, be encouraged to stay strong and healthy by putting Jesus first.

Mark 4:30  “And He said,  “Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God?  Or with what comparison shall we compare it?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
32But when it is sown, it growth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.” “ 

This passage reminds me, that if I hold on tight to God and His promises, those that I love will be encouraged to do the same and my whole family can be like the Oak tree by the river grounded and rooted in Christ Jesus.

May His blessings reign upon you, today and always!

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, August 14, 2017

Fit Bit ( A mothers' prayer of trust)

Fit Bit (A mother’s prayer of trust)
A Mother’s love wants only what is best for her children.  This mom wants them to know the Lord, be filled with His peace and let His word guide their steps.  Yet, in order to get this end, sometimes there will be great pain.  I am so tired of pain.  My plan is to love my children through whatever they have to go through.  Trusting God all the way!

Here is my Mother’s prayer;

Lord, my mother’s prayer today is that I hold fast to the promises that you have given us in your word.  Let me trust completely that you know each of us intimately, love us, will never leave us nor forsake us and that you have good plan for each of us.  LET ME NOT WAIVER, in my trust in you.  Let me remember that you love me and love the ones I love.  Help me to never forget to trust you with the one I love.  Let me not worry, but have complete faith in you.
      Through Jesus Holy name I pray,

Mathew 28:20  “Lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “”For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord,  “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”’

In order for me to stay “FIT” I have to stay away from worry and fear.  As a mom, it is very tempting to worry about my children.  Worry brings me nothing but grey hair and over eating.  If you are tempted to worry, change your mind; trust Jesus with the ones you love.  He loves them even more then you do.

Be fit and be blessed,