What is Mind-Body-Spirit Balance?

“I’m balanced in my spirit, but my body needs some work!” I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard that statement – or some variation of it.  The truth is…. If part of us is out of balance, ALL of us in out of balance. Imagine a tri-pod.  It’s got three legs, but let’s […]

Provision in the Problem

I am learning to look for the Provision of God in the midst of my problems. For the past several months my family has been way-laid with one thing after the other. With tattered clothing, scraped knees, bruised hands and a humbled heart I am clinging to His promise that He will never leave me […]

Food that Feeds Me: Mind, Body, Spirit

Food that feeds the Mind, Body and Spirit are whole foods that nourish your body’s Systems which allow you to function optimally every day. I have combined a few whole foods I consume and how these foods nourish my mind, body and spirit. Because I am a Fibromyalgia Fighter, I have also included whole foods that help […]

A Roman Shield and the Armor of God

One of the coolest things I get to do in this season of life, is to co-chair the Properties Committee for the pre-professional dance company my daughter is a part of.  Properties, or ‘props’ for you non-theatre people, can be anything from large scenery (like a piece of furniture with a secret hatch for a […]

5 Ways to Make Change Easier

Have you ever made lifestyle changes only to be met with discouragement from loved ones?  Are there certain people you dread being around because you simply don’t feel like explaining yourself? I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone complain about getting grief from a friend or family member because they want to […]

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Summer Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Who doesn’t love the char-grilled flavor that grilling imparts on food?  I certainly enjoy  all sorts of foods grilled….meats, veggies, and fruits!  This recipe combines two of my favorite food items, chicken and pineapple.  The method takes a little more time than just throwing the food on the grill, but it’s oh so worth it! […]

Does moderation really work?

Eating in moderation.  I’ve heard that simple statement so many times over the years.  Don’t diet.  Don’t deprive yourself.  Just eat in moderation.  You can eat anything you want.  Just eat in moderation. That sounds so easy.  It sounds right.  It sounds good.  It makes sense. Then why can’t I do it? My body reacts differently to […]

Summer Recipe: Eggplant lasagna with Ricotta and Parmesan

Eggplant is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit. Members of the family Solanaceae, common nightshades include white potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers.  “Eggplant” is the common name in North American and Australian English but British English uses “aubergine” This is my first year to try growing eggplant.  I planted two kinds in […]

Summer Recipe: Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Summer melons!  Nothing like the cool, sweet, juiciness of watermelon and cantaloupe!  Love them and can’t get enough.  BUT!  I’m a purist.  I like my melons plain.  No salt and certainly no pepper!  So when I first saw this recipe I was skeptical.  Onions and jalepeno peppers with watermelon?  Are you kidding me?  However, it’s […]

A temple built to honor the LORD’s name

1 Chronicles 22:19 “Now seek the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.  Build the sanctuary of the LORD God so that you can bring the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant and the holy vessels of God into the Temple built to honor the LORD’s name.” These were King David’s words to his […]