Posts tagged "love"

Gay Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle gives me hope

Gay Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle gives me hope
Social media is all abuzz with the latest story about the Christian mom blogger, Glennon Doyle, and her engagement to retired soccer star Abby Wambach.  I’m not a soccer fan. Never heard of Abby Wambach. I’m also not familiar with Glennon Doyle’s blog. The story caught my eye because of its title in the Washington... Read more »

Dr. King, a visionary and gay rights activist before his time

Dr. King, a visionary and gay rights activist before his time
We all know, respect, and love Dr. King for the legacy he left us as a civil rights activist. He was a visionary and a man of love and compassion waaaaaaaaay ahead of his time.  Although he never spoke about gay rights, he preached about God’s love and equality for ALL people. So I have a spoiler... Read more »

A second chance at virginity, what a joy that would be!

A second chance at virginity, what a joy that would be!
I feel sorry for today’s youth because no one really speaks about the importance of virginity, and is it any wonder the way every song and television program glamorizes sex.  Kids today don’t stand a chance.  I wish I had a second chance at virginity. I think I would have liked to hold out until... Read more »
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#BlackLivesMatter argument rears its head in my church

#BlackLivesMatter argument rears its head in my church
#BlackLivesMatter, the hashtag that can either show your loyalty or make others think you’re a faithless sellout. Never would I have categorized myself as the latter, but this is exactly what happened to me when the #BlackLivesMatter issue showed up in my church’s Praise Team private Facebook group. One of our members, my sister with... Read more »

Praying grandmothers, with love and power like no other

Praying grandmothers, with love and power like no other
If you don’t know about the power of praying grandmothers, then you definitely need to keep reading, because praying grandmothers can change the world. They are women with strength unlike others because they can make you the best meal you ever had, discipline you in love whether words or deeds, or find a peppermint buried... Read more »

Christians and social media: Would Jesus "follow" you?

Christians and social media: Would Jesus "follow" you?
Four little letters have the power to change and convict the hardest heart and wildest behavior: WWJD? What would Jesus do? This catch-all question was great for reminding believers to be cautious of their actions and their words.  Now that social media is mainstream for our daily life, a great question for believers could be:... Read more »
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Christians and the same-sex marriage ruling

Christians and the same-sex marriage ruling
At the expense of being asked to step out of leadership at my church, or who knows what else, I’m going to voice my opinion on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.  I want to say that it “amazes me” how close-minded people are, but that would not be true because I don’t find... Read more »

Things I'd like to tell fat people...Lord forgive me!

Things I'd like to tell fat people...Lord forgive me!
I know it sounds terrible. It’s that dreaded “F” word: FAT–a word no one wants to be called but a descriptor we use nonetheless. Truth is truth, I don’t like the word either, and although it’s not my style to be rude or crass or mean, yet, like anybody else, I get tired of people... Read more »

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!
That’s it. I’m done. I have tried to maintain our friendship for all of my life, but I can’t any longer. My fat friend must go! The bottom line is, she is just unhealthy for me. Every time I get myself on track to work my fitness program or eat right or try new things,... Read more »
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YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! MEN-O-PAUSE HAS COME TO TOWN!

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! MEN-O-PAUSE HAS COME TO TOWN!
We all know Barry Manilow’s holiday classic “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The song encourages all kids to watch out, not pout, or cry. And we love and thank Barry for this timeless treasure. But who these kids really better watch out for, and keep their lips quiet from pouting is the real grinch... Read more »
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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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