Permission to Rest

Nearly six years ago, I crashed – big time. I’d been battling fatigue and ongoing sinus and throat infections for years.  I was being held together by caffeine, adrenaline, antibiotics, and homeopathic remedies.  But nothing was working anymore, and I simply fell apart physically. Finally, a doctor correctly diagnosed the underlying cause of my illnesses: Epstein Bar Syndrome, an...
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5 Food Habits that Feed Your Soul

Eating is a spiritual activity – God designed it that way.  So the way we approach our food can help lead us toward God or away from Him. Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” (Matt. 6:11) to remind us that our daily food is all a gift from God and we can trust Him to give us what we need. Here are 5 food habits that can help draw you closer to Him...
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Big-Time Loser

This is a “heavy” subject.   I have struggled with weight for most of my life – sometimes experiencing the joy of victory, other times the agony of defeat. With the stress of life, raising kids, and so on, food became my source of comfort.   But the comfort was always short-lived, because after eating my way through the pantry, I’d wake up the next day feeling yucky,...
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Worry Repellent

Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair – it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.  Even though I know this is true, I still too often find myself gnawing on my worry like a dog gnawing on a bone. The Greek word used most often in the New Testament for worry carries the meaning of being divided – having a divided mind, a divided heart.  Being literally...
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5 Signs You May Be a Martha

In just four short verses, we learn that Martha is so much like all of us. . . Worried.  Over-extended.  Unable to say the “N” word (no).  A people-pleaser who wants to take care of everyone. A woman with good intentions who just can’t do it all – even though she’s trying hard. Luke 10:38-42 records the story of Jesus stopping in for a visit at the home of Mary...
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