Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fit Bit ( Do nice guys finish last?)

Fit Bit (Do nice guys finish last?)
I have been a single woman for many years.  I do not consider that to be a disadvantage, but sometimes I think that being too nice is.

There is an old standard, if a lady goes to the auto repair guy, she should bring a man along so she doesn’t get taken advantage of.  I am blessed; I have found a wonderful mechanic whom, I trust.  I trust him and his partner because they have proven to be trustworthy.

I like to find and hire trustworthy people.  This is a basic business model.  Steven Covey would call this creating a win win.  I like to be the person, others can trust.  I assume, that if I hire someone, they will do the “right thing”.  Unfortunately, people get in over their heads are over busy and do substandard work.  I recently have had a high quality contractor do low quality work.  In my personal haste to have them finish the job and my desire to be kind I said, “I don’t care.”  The truth is, now that I have taken the time to evaluate their job.  I am really disappointed.

Below are two-life lesson, I am taking from this:

1.     I need to try harder to be the person people can trust.  I need to work heartedly unto the Lord in what ever I do, even if I am “too busy”.  After all, this world is temporary but what I do here can have eternal rewards.  Jesus paid the price for all of us, on the cross, that work is done.  If, I want to help others find salvation in our Lord Jesus, I need to be someone people can trust no matter how difficult it becomes even if I can get way with a lower and quality job.
2.        I need to pay attention and be my own advocate without being intimidated.  Standing up for myself doesn’t make me a “Bad Christian.”.

I hope this little story motivates you to give today your best!  BE TRUSTWORTHY!
Don’t take shortcuts, do what is right!

Be fit and be blessed,


Corinthians 10:31  "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Monday, May 21, 2018

Fit Bit ( Lost or Locked?)

Fit Bit (Lost or Locked?)
Recently, I could not find my cats.  I looked high and low and opened all my closet and bedroom doors looking for them.  I called for them throughout my neighborhood.  In the middle of the night I woke up and called outside for them.  They are about 20 years old and mainly inside cats, so I was concerned.  I prayed for their return and trusted God.  Still no cats.

About 30 hours later, I opened the linen closet in my bathroom.  Out came two cats, and I could smell they had been there a while.:)  They were locked not lost.

Have you ever felt Lost or Locked?  Felt like there was no way out?  I have plenty of times. Especially when I was suffering in my alcoholism. I usually feel extremely hopeless when I’m relying on my own solutions.  When I trust in me alone, I am lost and locked.

My poor little kitties needed me to open the door.  I constantly need Jesus to open and close doors for me.

Be encouraged:

Jesus has the key, He can and will open the door.  Call on Him and trust Him.  Read His word, the Bible so you can remember He loves YOU!!  No door is too shut for Him!

Psalm 55:17  “Evening and Morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, May 17, 2018

FIt Bit (When the unthinkable happens)

Fit Bit “ Trusting God when the unthinkable happens”
Recently a friend of mine sent me the link at the bottom of this page.   She knows that last Fall my Son was sentenced to prison because he was responsible for his best friends death.  They had been drinking; then entered into a race with the guys they were drinking with.  They lost control of the car and my sons’ friend died upon impact.  I will never forget that night.   I have always considered that my children could die in an accident.  I had never given much thought to them being the cause of the accident that would kill someone else let alone a young man that I admired. 

I haven’t written many Fit Bits for a while.  Yet I am holding tight to our Lord Jesus.  My son is too.  I pray for the other family and hope they can find forgiveness in their hearts.  It is the unthinkable.  Yet, to be honest, this is the reality of what can happen to an alcoholic’s child.

Many of you know that I am a grateful, recovering alcoholic.  I quit drinking about 14 years ago.  My children were 12 and 14 at the time.  That means I modeled many poor choices during their formative years.

The Good NEWS:  Jesus. 
My sons’ friend professed his faith in Jesus, at my kitchen table the week before he passed.  I am thankful, to know he is in Heaven.  That is our silver lining.  Unfortunately his family is non-believers.

We all have the unthinkable.  Life sometimes doesn’t “feel” fair, or fun.  Jesus said, in John 10:10  “ The thief comes, but to kill steal and destroy, I have come that you may have life, to the full and in abundance.”  This doesn’t say we will not have trouble, It says He will give us life, to the full, even when the enemy is lurking,

Another verse that really helps me is:  Psalm 46:10 “ Be still and know that I am God.”

We are all going through something.  Let JESUS be your ROCK, therefore your abundance.

Be fit and be blessed,