I was running today using a training app.  On my training plan, it was a “Speed Run” day.  During the training, the coach had me balance on one leg for 45 seconds.  He said (something to the effect of…), “If your standing leg is shaking and moving, that is good!  That means it is working!  It is building strength and… Continue reading Balance

Running with Jesus…a Book

A couple of years ago, I had a whisper in my heart to write a book.  I even posted about it here: . That whispering to write has never gone away.  In fact last year it became so loud that I even put time in my schedule to write.  Life gets so loud though, and the urgent… Continue reading Running with Jesus…a Book

Day After Christmas Detox & 2018 Workout and Prayer Plan

Detox Idea and link We had such a wonderful Christmas full of fun and feasting!  I over did it on the food and sweets though- big time!  I woke up feeling like I needed to detox!!! So I googled it… and found an encouraging article: This helped to jump start my day with lemon… Continue reading Day After Christmas Detox & 2018 Workout and Prayer Plan

Reading books to grow…

I am so thankful for all of those who invest and disciple through authoring books and speaking at conferences and on podcasts.  They encourage me SO much!  In 2017, I was able to read books that encouraged me in my marriage, in my walk with the Lord, and in creating vision and focus in many… Continue reading Reading books to grow…

Healthy Hot Cocoa

This version would be considered THM -S 12 oz milk (or for less calories you can use Almond Milk) 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder 1 teaspoon Cocoa butter (raises endorphins and serotonin levels in the brain. Also known to raise levels of dopamine and oxytocin in the body.  High in oleic fatty acids and high in… Continue reading Healthy Hot Cocoa

Healthy Hawaiian Punch (THM)

I modified this recipe from It is SO yummy and healthful… Trim Healthy Mama Style Hawaiian Punch Recipe 1 Gallon: 4 Raspberry Zinger Celestial Seasoning tea bags 1 Decaf Green Tea bag 1 Peach tea bag 1 Wild Cherry Celestial Seasoning tea bags 1 Blueberry Celestial Seasoning tea bags 4 Tbsp THM Sweet Blend or Xylo-Sweet 6 Tbsp.… Continue reading Healthy Hawaiian Punch (THM)

Healthy No-Bake Recipe

3/4 cup honey 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup peanut butter  1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1/4 cup ground flaxseed  2 teaspoon vanilla Combine honey, coconut oil, and cocoa powder in a small pot and melt and stir ingredients together on low heat;  remove from heat when… Continue reading Healthy No-Bake Recipe

The Unfaithful Servant

A Lesson on Being Faithful by Joseph Goodlin           There was once a great and powerful king who ruled over many countries. He had three lead servants that took care of his huge palace. Once the king summoned the three servants and said to them, “I am going to the far reaches of my kingdom… Continue reading The Unfaithful Servant