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Heartbreaking video of father explaining Paris attack to young son strengthens my faith

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In a world where the news is bombarded with terrorist attacks and inexplicable acts of violence toward innocent children who suffer nonsensical murders, as a mother, and as a Christian, you can’t help but be at a loss for words when trying to make sense of this for your children and have your faith rattled.... Read more »

Thanks to Chris Christie and Amtrak, I'm putting women out of locker rooms

Thanks to Chris Christie and Amtrak, I'm putting women out of locker rooms
Today marks a first in political history in my life. I am inspired by a Republican candidate, but not to take the kind of action they may want. I am inspired by Chris Christie and Amtrak to implement some order in the women’s locker rooms at health clubs I manage all over the city. Why?... Read more »

The devil wears Prada...and gym shoes!

The devil wears Prada...and gym shoes!
In the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” Meryl Streep portrayed the boss from hell who judged her employees based purely on  what they looked like. As the editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine, that seemed only fair–except judging people on appearance leaves no room for their talent or knowledge, which was the case for Andy... Read more »
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When dealing with difficult people, what do you do?

When dealing with difficult people, what do you do?
I am trying to avoid having a family blow up. I didn’t even want to write on this topic in my blog, but it seems there is nothing I can do to avoid this situation, and it’s the situation of dealing with difficult family members. I want to get along and I want to be... Read more »

Remembering Risa, my childhood friend

Remembering Risa, my childhood friend
I can remember playing with Risa, my childhood friend, and the hours we spent playing on end like it was yesterday, but it’s actually been almost forty years since those days.  Risa was the daughter of my father’s friend and drinking buddy, so when my dad and Mr. Young, or Chick as he was affectionately... Read more »

3 reasons why the Bears are gonna get killed tomorrow against the Seattle Seahawks

3 reasons why the Bears are gonna get killed tomorrow against the Seattle Seahawks
Watching football is nothing but another chore to me and something I don’t enjoy doing. Why? Because every week my hopeful husband, his father, and his three optimistic brothers get together to cheer for the Bears and every week they are nothing but mad and annoyed, which does nothing but leave all of the wives,... Read more »
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The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia

The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia
I guess it’s clear to see that I am not Catholic, and for that simple reason alone, there is absolutely nothing exciting about the Pope’s visit to America for me. But I would like to be as overjoyed as everyone else I see on news who are preparing for his visit. College campuses, schools, and... Read more »

The 14th Annual Fall Fest presented by the Village of Homewood: A place where dreams come true

The 14th Annual Fall Fest presented by the Village of Homewood: A place where dreams come true
Ever watched a holiday program and dreamed you could live in a place like the one you see on TV? The setting seems so picture perfect…a place where the people are friendly, the community is diverse, and they have parties with singing and dancing where everyone comes out to enjoy themselves, regardless of age, color,... Read more »

I definitely would have suspended Ahmed Mohamed, and it would have made me sick

I definitely would have suspended Ahmed Mohamed, and it would have made me sick
Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-yr. old boy who was suspended from his Texas school for bringing a homemade clock. School officials believed it looked like a bomb.  Now the kid has won an invitation from the President for a visit to the White House. Hooray for him, and kudos to you Mr. President for trying... Read more »
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Memories of domestic violence are hard to forget

Memories of domestic violence are hard to forget
It’s an ordinary day. The washing machine is whizzing. The kids are singing and playing as we go through the frantic morning routine of getting ready for school, while the news replays the latest tragedy until I just tune it out. Instead, I begin to focus on all the things I have to do in... 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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