Monday, December 16, 2019

Fit BIt ( Spirit of theLord not the World)

FIT BIT (Spirit of the Lord not the World)

The hustle and bustle of the Holiday season is very familiar to most people. It’s a common excuse for people to not get back to you or do what they had planned, simply, “ because of the Holidays’”. I think that’s kinda funny.  The Holidays, are the Holy days.  A time to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ.  To reflect on why Jesus was born. He came to pay the price for each of our sins and make us His righteousness.  This is the great exchange.  That alone seems good enough for me, but even more amazing, He rose from the grave and promises each of us eternal life if we believe.   Focusing on Jesus is being filled with the Spirit and not of the World.  Focusing on shopping and feasting, that is the Spirit of the world.  Be careful this Christmas season to be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, verses the spirit of the world.  This Christ centered living is the best way to stay truly FIT for the Holidays!!

1 Corinthians 2:12. “ Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God;  That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

John 11:25. “ Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live:  26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?”

Merry Christmas,


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fit Bit ( Do it through Jesus)

Fit Bit (Do it through Jesus)

Dear Lord God,

 Today, let me be a good steward of all you have given me, including my physical body.  Please put a guard over my mouth, that I put only nutritious food in and let only nutritious conversations out.  When temptations come upon me, to eat or say things I shouldn’t, please give me your strength.

Through Jesus Holy name I pray,


As this Holy time of Advent is upon us, so is the massive commercialism and worldly expectations of the Holidays.  In the winter time it is natural for animals to rest more.  Yet, our culture says, speed things up, have parties and spend money,  I believe it is far more natural for us to be still and know that Jesus is Lord.  I personally feel Christmas time is an awesome time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus.  I enjoy the lights and the cookies.  Yet, the reflection of HOLY, helps me the most.  I do get caught up in the hype.  I pray that instead this season, I can all get caught up in the hope.  

If I let a fast paced world take me over, I can over eat and speak defeat.  To battle the fast pace of this world at Christmas time,  I need to be still and Know He is God.  I need to be grounded and rooted in His word.  When My feet are on His rock.  I can more easily find the  strength to resist temptation.  

Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Psalm 46:10 “ Be still and know that I am God.”

Mathew 15:11 “What goes into someones mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

James 3:10. “Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing, my brothers and sisters, this should not be.”

I hope this little fit Bit, helps you remember to be Holy for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas!!

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, November 8, 2019

It easy relatively easy to thank God and Praise Him when everything is going well.  When you see a beautiful sunrise or experience and amazing sunset.  When you son finds a lovely Christian wife or when you are blessed with a child.  There are so many wonderful things we can be thankful for, in this world.  There is also much pain here too.   When some of the treasures we have experienced are taken away or when something horrible happens, it is easier to ask God why then to be thankful.  

I was at a seminar  last weekend and the key note speaker, talked about how she had been in significant depression and she decided to give thanks for something everyday.  She attributes her thankful heart to her healing.

Proverbs 17;22  “A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” 

Paul said, “ In whatsoever state I am in, I have learned to be content.” Philippians 4:11

 Happiness is not having what you what, it is wanting what you have. (This is a saying I like too)

Learning to be thankful in all things is a gift from God.  It is applied wisdom.  It is understanding that no matter what the situation we are currently experiencing Jesus is with us.  “ Mathew 28:20” Lo I am with you  always, even to the end of the age.”  He is not only with us but He loves each of us so much that He died for us. (John 3:16). Jesus said, “My Yoke is easy my burden is light.” (Mathews 11:30) Sometimes my burdens feel heavy and when they do, I try to remember to step back and give what ever it is to God.  I hit “pause”…TRUST GOD.  When I stop my worry and fear and go to TRUST, I find rest for my soul.  I can be thankful in all things.  

This week ( Nov. 4-11) marks the anniversary of my beautiful new daughter-in-law, Erins’ passing unto Heaven.  I am trying to remember to be thankful she was in our lives, in the first place.   I thank God for how lovely she was and still is, in Heaven.  I thank God for her life.   I thank God that she is forever safe in His arms.  When I spend my time in thankfulness, it really helps me.  When I start with the why God why, I am reminded that there are many things in this fallen world that I will never be able to understand.  God says, “my ways are not your ways.”  God and all that is, is beyond our understanding.  The Bible refers to us as grasshoppers and sheep.  It is not for us to know why bad things happen.  It is for us to put our faith in the one who knows.  It is not for us to understand, it is for us to TRUST.  It is for us to live in thanksgiving knowing God, loves each of us intimately and more than we can understand.  Proverbs 3:5. “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.”

Today, be inspired to be thankful in all things.  I hope you can see something beautiful today and be thankful in that.  I also hope that when the not so good happens today, you can also be thankful in that.  Romans 8:28 “All things work together for the good of those who love Him.”  This verses doesn’t say, everything is good.  Romans 8:29 explains that all things work together so we can become more Christ like.  Today be inspired to be thankful in all things, let all things draw you nearer to God.  James 4:8 “ Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”   This drawing nearer and nearer to God,”no matter what” is true thanksgiving!!

May you be thankful, fit and blessed always,


Monday, October 28, 2019

Fit Bit ( Nutrition)

Fit Bit (Nutrition)

When I eat, I have a “worth it” philosophy.  What I put in my mouth, has to be “worth it”.  What I eat or drink eat has to have needed nutritional value, or it has to taste absolutely amazing.  It works best for me to combine the two.  Years ago, I decided to enjoy foods, that are good for me.  I enjoy eating fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and drinking water.  These foods help me meet my nutritional requirements and they are delicious!!  I taught myself to crave food that are good for me.  I did this years ago,  I used the Scarsdale diet. (This is not an endorsement for that diet). I stayed so hard and fast to this low calorie  diet that when I did eat the good foods it allowed, they tasted amazing, simply because I was so hungry!  Diets, don’t work.  Most people that start a diet do, just what I did, they get very hungry, loose wight and then get sick of the diet and often gain back more then they lost.  What I am encouraging you to do, is enjoy a life style that includes having the “worth it” philosophy when you put something into your mouth.   Yet even more important then what goes into your mouth is what comes out of your mouth.  So be inspired today, gaurd your mouth!!

Matthew 15:11. “What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

Daniel 1:12-15. “12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, October 25, 2019

Fit Bit (Exercise)

FT BIT ( Exercise)

1 Timothy 4:8  “ For bodily exercise profiteth little;  but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

This verse is the only one I  know of in the Bible that directly refers to physical exercise.  It is not a big endorsement for exercise.  Yet, physical exercise is important.  Back in Biblical times people had to move (work) to eat.  The Bible refers to work often, that it is very good to work and too dedicate our work unto the Lord joyfully. (Colossians 3:23). In today’ s world we do not even have to get up to change the channel on our television.  Some of you reading this won’t even know that we used to have only three channels and we had to get up and down to change them and turn the TV on and off.  Our technology driven world requires us to move very little.  This sedentary life style is really bad for our physical bodies.  We have a tons of heart decease, high blood pressure and diabetes in our population as a direct result.  This little Fit Bit is to remind you to move more.  It’s important to be a good steward of all God has given us. The main tool we  have to do His work, is the vessel He gave us our bodies.  Be inspired today to take good care of your body, which includes a little exercise.

1 Corinthians 6:19. “What? How ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”

Colossians 3:23. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Coming soon: ( I am am so excited!!!)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fit Bit (Recreation)

Fit Bit (Recreation)

What do you love to do for fun?

I love to do many outdoor moving activities.  Yesterday, I took a couple of my friends hiking in the woods so we all could enjoy the fall colors.   It was an amazing experience and in the midst of all that beauty we remembered,  God is amazing!!  When I am doing something I enjoy it is so easy for me to remember to thank God and bask in His glory.  I believe He gives us desires in our heart and He fulfills our longings so that we can remember to praise Him.  Our God is awesome!  He intimately knows and loves each of us!  He created each of us uniquely.  We each have different desires and passions.  We together are one Christian body.  How do we are uniqueness for His glory?  Today’s wellness topic is recreation.  Today, be inspired to share your unique passions for God’s glory, as I did yesterday by taking my friends for a walk in the woods.  Be inspired to show someone what you love to do. Share your fun.   I think when we help each other have fun, giving thanks to God,  we help each other SHINE IN CHRIST.  
Psalms 139:13-14 (Read all of Psalm 139 it’s very helpful to remember God loves you intimately)
 you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
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 16, 2019

Fit Bit ( My Yoke is Easy, My Burden is Light)

Fit Bit (My Yoke is Easy, My burden is Light)

Mathews 11:29-30
“ Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;  for I am meek and lowly in heart;  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


Rest, is one of the most important pieces of health and wellness.  Sleep is unconscious rest.  Rest is consciously exhaling while completely trusting God.  Life gives us many stresses.  It is easy to get caught up in worry and fear.  Worry and fear are the opposite of faith.  For me to live a well life,  I have to walk in complete TRUST.  So many things are not the way I would choose.  Yet, I TRUST God and that gives me rest.  One of my friends had me read Job chapters 38-40 when I was thinking I knew more then God.  She told me that I am like a grass hopper,(Isaiah 40:22) I can not ever understand God’s ways, but I can TRUST Him.  Romans 8:28 promises us all things work out for our good, but It is 8:29 that explains, our good is becoming more Christ like.  What I have found with disappointment and pain is that it helps me in my humility.  Humility is a Christ like attribute.  Each of us are going through something.  That is life.  Today, be encouraged to walk in Christ centered rest.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Be fit and be blessed,


Here is a fun nutrition rhyme;

Every calorie you put in your mouth counts so below is my WORTH IT  philosophy;

Make sure it’s nutritious or at least delicious.  ;)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Fit Bit ( Good sleep equals better thinking)

Fit Bit (Good sleep equals better thinking)

Psalm 3:5. 
“I laid me down and slept;  I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.”

Proverbs 3:24.
 “When you lie down, you will not be afraid;  When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”

I spent 27 years as a fire fighter for the City of Madison, Wi.  During that time I had many nights of low quality and interrupted sleep.  I had many short nights of sleep.  Sleep experts recommend 7-10 hours of quiet, uninterrupted sleep daily on a regular time schedule.  Many of us 24 hour shifters don’t get that.  I spoke with a friend of mine yesterday who has recently retired from his 24 hour shift work and he mentioned how much better his thinking is, now that his sleep is better.  I too have noticed how my thinking skills have improved since the quality of my sleep has.  Sleep experts compare sleep deprived too intoxicated.

We can improve sleep environments, to help us with good quality sleep.  We can establish regular bedtimes, and bed time routines.  We can put black out shades in our rooms to keep the rooms dark.  We can make sure we do not have screens on while we are trying to sleep or look at screens a half hour before bedtime.  These are physical things we can do to get higher quality sleep.

Many times our inability to sleep is due to worry and fear.  The only way I know to conquer worry and fear is by TRUSTING GOD COMPLETELY.  I used to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to get  back to sleep because I would toss and turn about things in life.  I have learned to call upon the name of JESUS during these times.  When I call upon His name and truly TRUST He hears my prayer and answers it, even if His answer is not as I would wanted.  When I lay my TRUST, completely in Jesus, knowing that His ways are greater then my ways.   My sleep is sweet and I can start my morning refreshed with better thinking.

I hope this Fit Bit helps you to remember to get good quality sleep through physical and more importantly faithful ways.

Be fit and be blessed,

“God’s got this!!” ( No matter what this is!)
 Many things I can not understand, but even if I can not understand I can TRUST.

Jeremiah 17:7-8. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.  Whose confidence (hope) indeed is the Lord.  He will be like a tree planted by water; It sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear the heat comes, and its foliage remains green.  It will not worry, in a year of draught, or cease producing fruit.”

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fit Bit ( The ultimate stress management!)

Fit Bit; The ultimate stress management!

    Today I am reading Mathew 11.  When I landed on Verses 28-30, I had to just rest in them.

Mathew11; 28-30
28. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29. Take my yoke upon you, and lean of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls

30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

My yoke is easy and my burden is light!!  When I am stressing out about whatever is going on, I try to remember this verse and to rest in His yoke.  There is nothing that Jesus does not see.  He love us through all of it.  The times in my life when I am the most unhealthy are the times when I try to take control of things that are out of my control.  The older I get the more I realize I can not control.  God’s ways are higher than I can think.  Many things that happen. I can simply not understand.  Yet through it all when I rest in trusting in Him, I can find rest for my soul.  I like the phrase," I’ll do my best and let God do the rest”.   As I am getting more experience in life, I am learning that the foundation for a good day, begins with trusting and knowing  God will open and shut doors, provide and take away my job is to be in my present moment, trusting He has me where He wants me and I am to do the best I can living for Him in whatever my situation.  When I do this, put Him first, Trust in all things it is my foundation for a healthy stress managed day.

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you to remember to walk in His peace today and each moment it provides.

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fit Bit ( Wait upon the Lord)

Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.”

I have seen the word wait and trust interchanged before.  Today, I inserted the word trust, as I read this verse.

Waiting and trusting is walking in faith.  Faith is trusting God.  Jesus said,” In this world you will have trouble, fear not, I have over come the world.”  For me to have a good healthy foundation, I need to start and stay in faith all day long.  Through faith, I cannot freak out, when people disappoint me or I have put too many things on my plate and can’t seem to sift through.  Through faith I can have courage to keep on keeping on in the direction I know He is leading me.  In this world, I have encountered many troubles. Sometimes I am tempted to walk in fear.   This is called worry, the opposite of faith.  .  There are things that have happened that I wish wouldn’t have.  When, I TRUST, God with them He brings peace to my heart in my present and gives me courage to move forward in His love.  When I wait and trust upon the Lord my health has a firm foundation.

I hope this little Fit Bit can help you to remember to wait and trust today, no matter what you are going through.

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, May 20, 2019

Fit Bit (Gossip)

Fit Bit (Gossip) 
I consider my self a Christian woman.  I wish I would always act like it.  Recently, I was upset with someone close to me.  People close to us can upset us.  I didn’t have the guts to just address it with her.  I felt I needed to vent it, so I did.  I didn’t vent it to Jesus and to her; I vented it to another person.  That is gossip.  WOW!  In the middle of my behavior I didn’t realize that I was being a gossip.  But when the person I talked about found out about what I had said, yes it was gossip.  I wish as a Christian woman I wouldn’t behave as poorly as I do sometimes.  I am better then I used to be but I have such a long way to go.  Ruth Graham (Billy Grahams’ wife) on her tombstone had written, “ End of construction, thanks for your patience”.  I want to be a good example to those around me.  Yet, here I am a fallen humane with many areas of construction left.  I pray that I can keep improving and that the people I offend in this world can find forgiveness for me during my construction. 

In the Bible it tells us that if we are angry or have an issue with someone we should take it directly to him or her.  If they do not listen then we bring another person with us.  If they still don’t listen then we take it to the church elders.  Most of my issues with people won’t involve taking it to the church elders but I hope I can find the guts to at least take my issues to the person I am irritated with before I go and tell others. 

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you remember healthy relationships require healthy discussions about difficult topics.  We can do all things through Jesus Christ whom strengthens us. May you be inspired to find the courage to talk about difficult issues so you’re not tempted to gossip.

Be fit and be blessed,


May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fit Bit ( Infinitely Big, Infinitely Intimate)

Fit Bit
(Infinitely Big, Infinitely intimate!)
Good Morning,

   This morning I was reading Psalm 46.  46:10 “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

It used to be so much easier for me to think of God as Infinitely big, putting the stars in the sky and controlling the wind.  Yet where my comfort truly lies in that HE is infinitely intimate.  He knows every thought in my head and loves me anyway.  He knows every worry and every desire and He will and does provide according to His infinite knowledge.  He is so much greater then I can even imagine.  There is nothing He does not know.  There is no prayer He does not hear.  He is infinity intimate.  Infinity goes both ways, big and small.  TRUST, there is nothing that gets past God.  I hope this reminder helps you to remember God is with you right this moment in all you are going through and He truly cares and loves you.  His arm is not too short He is God.

Peace in God is the cornerstone of all health and wellness.

Be fit and be blessed,