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Mother’s Day is filled with varied emotions

For some, it is a fun day of celebrating and being celebrated. For others, today is a day of grief or loss or mourning what could've been.  And yet for others, it is a reminder of hardship or strained relationships. And still for some, today is meh...there are no...

Getting healthy doesn’t start in the gym or kitchen

You may have heard the expression, "Abs are made in the kitchen not the gym." Well, I actually disagree. Whether you commit to a gym membership, personal trainer, intermittent fasting, Keto or any other "clean-and-lean" program, the very first place you actually begin...

I was conceived in sin, but made new by grace

Hurt to healed to helping My parents didn't have children for nearly a decade into their marriage. My father didn't want children. My mother desperately did. My mother stopped taking birth control, and my brother was born; then surprise! I arrived a little over a year...

You were made to be FREE

  The Freedom Experience is a journey of adventure and discovery! It is a weekend set aside for you and 8 other Christ-centered-women to devote time and attention to allow the Holy Spirit to do a long-awaited work in you! This retreat weekend is designed to help...

You are more than…

    Do you desire any changes in your choices? Start today. It's not too late.P.S. If you are wanting to make some for-real-life-changes, I invite you to listen to #123 of the Shine with Frannie Show.I share 5 beliefs you must truly believe in order to...

Your Soul’s Junk Drawer

  As is customary with spring, you might be diving deep into cleaning your home (hello, cobwebs and dust bunnies!) I pray the fun meme above gave you a smile, but I also pray that it serves as a reminder to do a little "junk-drawer-clean-out" of your soul today....

Seeking breakthrough? Try this!

    In the Jewish religion, they are embarking upon an exciting holiday this week--Purim!  Beginning sundown on March 16, they will celebrate the deliverance of the Jews from the Persians through the boldness and faithfulness of Esther. A key to the...

do you ever try to “out-exercise” a bad diet?

  For years, I used to try to out-exercise my binge eating habits. I would devour tons of junk food over the weekend, then every Monday morning after my self-inflicted-weigh-in-of-shame, I would feel so disappointed, frustrated, and disgusted. How could I...

God of restoration! (and podcast audio, too!)

Have you ever decided you were going to pursue a dream, take action steps toward your new plan, or reignite a long-lost- desire? Then...WHAACCKKKK! You get hit over the head by a 2x4, (metaphorically speaking, of course) and it stops you dead in your tracks.  Fear...

Do you ever “reward” yourself for losing weight?

Set free from cheat days I don't know about you, but I could relate to this picture. For a loooooonnnngggg time, I justified a week of being "good" (eating, exercising, drinking my water, etc...) by "rewarding" myself with a "cheat day." I qualified my...

Cycles of self-sabotage

    On Halloween night in 1992, I lost my virginity to a guy that could care less about me. (Don't judge.) I was seeking love but what I experienced was hate--hatred of myself for compromising and of him because I felt used and impure. This led me on a...

Y O U are worthy

    I once heard a talk about relationships and the speaker said, "You date yourself esteem." Or in FF terms, you date the level you believe you deserve. That hit me. For too long, I've dated guys who I knew weren't right for me and held on too long knowing...

God provides clarity, the enemy provides confusion

      The enemy is on the prowl looking to attack. He is after... relationships peace of mind enjoyment of life health   Let's just be real--he's after anything that will keep us from living fully and freely. He wants to keep us confused, captive,...

Diet trends have to die!

  I am not going to get into all of the details here (but I will during an upcoming podcast), but this past week I ran into a long-time acquaintance at the gym.  She nearly spontaneously combusted into tears within minutes of our greeting. She ugly-cried right...

2/22/22 was supposed to be my wedding date

    2/2/22 was my backup date to my original 12/31/21 wedding date. If you look at the image above--my 2021 vision board--you might see some red hearts on the left with the two hot pink arrows highlighting the image. If you look to the right, you will see...

Are you stewarding your health? 5 ways to honor God with daily choices

God's Word reminds us that our bodies are not our own, and they've been bought with a price. "Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy...

Do you wish life was easy?

Fighting or building? Where are you exerting energy--on fighting the old or building the new?  Remember, friend, Nehemiah faced much opposition building the wall. His mission was riddled with haters and smack talk. Similarly, when you set out on a mission to better...

Timeless tips & tools for your journey to health & wholeness

When I first set out to lose weight, I was 21 years old.I've lost -120+lbs and have maintained it for nearly 25 years, and people always ask me, "What is the secret?"Friend, there is no secret and there is no one-size-fits-all-formula. And you certainly can't buy this...

Let’s go farther together

You may have heard the proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. What a reminder of the power and importance of community! We are not called to live life alone,  and we certainly can't accomplish our destiny flyin' solo.  So I am...

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