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Learning to live from a place of rest

  Over the last year, the Holy Spirit has been teaching me a lot about what it means to live life from a place of rest. This is not a respite from work or a day at the spa or something we hope to acquire, rather something we learn to access.  In today's Shine...

Brain fog? Belly bloat? Trouble sleeping or pooping?

    Which of these best describes you? I experience brain fog or lack of concentration. I struggle with digestive issues--too much or not at all. I have trouble sleeping or am always fatigued. I am bloated and have increased belly fat. (look like I'm...

Do you use food as comfort or fuel?

  Our membership group just met for our call to discuss our June book, Breaking Free from Body Shame by Jess Connolly. If you've yet to read it, it is powerful and poses a number of questions to help us love our bodies into wholeness and the way that God loves...

Come and join us!

    To mark my favorite season of the year--summer--I am hosting a new LIVE devotional & fitness session every Friday in our private Facebook group, Free & Favored!  This is a quick 5-minute Scripture reading followed by a strength, sculpt or stretch...

You are made for more

As you start this new week, I invite you to reflect on the above image. You, dear  are made for so much M O R E! My prayer for you as you begin this new week is that you experience Christ's love in newfound ways so you can live in the fullness of who God created you...

A message from the messy middle

      Last month I shared that I was bringing a guy home to meet my family for the 1st time since 2009. I was excited with hopeful anticipation that things would be going in the direction of a covenant relationship. Last Monday, it came to an unexpected...

Do you have a personal prayer language?

Today is the celebration of Pentecost! It's the day we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples 50 days after Jesus' ascended into heaven! Alleluia--this means the same power that rose Jesus from the grave is available for you, too! Some refer to...

Summer 6-pack? Yes, please!

      Super start summer Summer is on the horizon and there's no better way to spend the longer days than walking and talking with God!  Tune in to today's episode of the Shine with Frannie Show for the details of and let me know if you are in for the...

this message might be for you ➡

In case you need a reminder... You are here on purpose and for a purpose. I pray this blesses Y O U today, dear! If it did, LMK; I always love hearing from you. If not, perhaps it was meant for someone else. Please pass it on to another who made need some...

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...

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