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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...

Are you brave enough to be bad at something new?

Step into 2022 with boldness & bravery! Today we celebrate episode #100, 10K downloads, and listeners in 43 countries! THANK YOU for your support! Here is the deal: I stepped out in faith to launch the Shine with Frannie Show podcast, having NO CLUE what on earth...

21 things I learned in 2021

WHOOOHOOOO!   2022 is here!   I love reviewing my vision board from the previous year and reflecting upon the events and lessons learned.   Here are some things I gleaned from 2021:   God's plans and mine are not synced on the same timeline....

Have you laughed yet today?

I hope this makes your spirit bright! I get it. It's a busy time of year. Shopping.Decorating.Baking. Wrapping. Hosting.ALL. THE. THINGS. But I invite you to take :11 seconds to slow down and laugh, after all, when we laugh, we are enjoying life and living the way God...

My present for you: prayer!

My present for you: prayer! The holiday season has arrived. (I think it arrived at Target in August.) For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with family traditions, festive music, and other holiday happenings that embody the spirit of the season....

October health challenge is here! 🎉

Healthier & stronger together! Hey there! The October health challenge is here--Walk with God & run from the devil! (That's hint to what is entailed.) It's my birthday month! And I don't know about you, but I LOVE celebrating my birthday (actually I love...

How do you score? 😳

Health report card As you review the health report card above, take a minute to evaluate; how would you rate yourself in the respective "subjects"?   P.S. If you feel there is room for improvement in any of the areas above, comment  and request my coaching menu....

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