the trouble with dead christians

The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead

The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead I remember quite vividly the funeral of a dear friend at the ripe old age of 43.  At the time I was 30, and I may have considered her “middle-aged.” Now, myself at 46, I am certain she wasn’t.  As her husband and young son stood at the podium, her beloved man said, “we were having so much fun, yes, that’s it… we were having fun just being together.” It had been …

Get a Bikini Ready Body In Two Easy Steps

Get a Bikini Ready Body In Two Easy Steps

Get a bikini ready body.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t frequent the Dr. Oz page.   The desire starts early.  Our fourteen-year-old just performed in a recital and when she watched the video after she said, “Oh my gosh, my abs are a mess.” While choosing her swimsuit, she lamented the same. For the better part of 45 years, I have been discriminating my body and wondering when I would finally be okay with it.  Even if …

God and Weight Loss: Get Skinny for Jesus

I love Jesus and I am on a diet for weight loss… constantly.  This is how me and my muffin top roll. I want to be #skinny4jesus, even though that’s not what He asked of me. I overheard this conversation between the vandals, my three and five-year-old sons as they ate popsicles on the porch with my nephew, their cousin Riley. Sam: My mom loves popswickels. Charlie:  Yeah, herm wuvs dem. Riley: My mom likes dem, and she’s pretty. Sam: …

Lost Marbles, Chronic Illness, & The Father’s Love… 3

Lost Marbles, Chronic Illness, & The Father’s Love…

“Baby boy, what are you looking for?” I inquired of our youngest vandal son, Charlie. Charlie was digging deep in a toy bucket, tossing this and that over his shoulder. “Maaawbles.” Fully aware there were no “maaawbles” in the house as they pose a serious choking hazard to our baby foster-love, I assure him, “Charlie, there are no marbles in here.” Frustrated he flopped to his bottom and let out an exasperated sigh.  “I fink I wost my maaawbles, and …

Excuses, Excuses: Escaping Condemnation - Rejoicing in the Freedom 3

TWENTY EIGHT DAY CHALLENGE… CHECK!

As our little-foster love would say, “TAAA-DAAAA!” 28-Day-Challenge… CHECK! Seriously this was so fun. I love you each. Be sure and check back on FACEBOOK LIVE 02.28.17 at 8PM Central for a TWO DRAWING giveaway. The Swing by Tracy Reifkind and TheMomCafe.com ‘s Christine Carter’s Book Hope and Help While Healing! And make sure you like my sister’s page Stacey Todd’s She Sat Down as we prepare to launch our new Non-Profit to bless mommas nationwide! Things are just getting more …

Weight Loss Freedom: Losing while Losing

Weight Loss Freedom: Losing while Losing

Weight Loss Freedom: Losing while Losing… The perfect dieting storm has reared its ugly head. I haven’t lost another pound since the original 11 I lost when I started.  But I haven’t gained.  I have lost inches and most importantly, I am free from the belief that there is any failing in my faith walk that changes the feelings that Jesus has for me. I am not losing. Originally, when I wrote a Fat Girl’s Guide to Knowing Jesus, it was …