Friday, April 30, 2010


Exodus 14:14

14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Power in Prayer?

Do you recall a time when God answered your prayers?
I do.

Do you recall a time when God didn't answer your prayers?
I do.

God freed the Israelis when the were slaves. But they forgot what he did for them and started to complain on the way to the Promise Land (we know where he was leading them, but they didn't.... ). Nevertheless, they forgot they were FREE. They needed to trust God. Trust if he freed them, that meant he loved them... trust Him that he had a plan for them... for GOOD, not evil.

Well, They murmured in the desert in spite the fact they saw the miracles. Parting of the Red sea? Wow. Dropping Manna from heaven for food? Leading them during the day by a cloud and at night by the stars.

I think I want to remember what God has done for me, not what he hasn't done.
I think I want to live in appreciation for what he has PLANNED for me, even when I don't understand it.
I think I want to live in his protection! Watching for the signs he has to GUIDE ME through the wilderness!

I think, I think.... I think to much? No, I think not enough about his Glory and Mercy in my life.

God, forgive me today for Murmuring in the desert and help me remember YOU DO HAVE A PLAN FOR ME!

Salute! To YOUR health and Wellness

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

My mind feeds my heart

My heart feeds my mind

My mind and heart feed my body.

I am not who I say I am, but Who I am

I am, is my choice

I am my mind and heart

What I feed my mind and heart is my choice

I choose to feed my mind and heart TRUTH

When I choose Truth

Then I will be who I want to be

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking forward?

But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Today I will meditate upon this thought.

I must trust the Lord, living in the moment and looking forward. I will not be robbed of my Joy today by looking back! I can not change the past nor should I.
I should learn from the past. Grow from it. As if it were seeds in my soul.

As I look towards the future I must also LIVE IN THE MOMENT. For this moment is a gift. A Present from God. Living in the "Present". My Trust and Hope is in HIM!
God, Today....
may I live as a strong determined Child of the living God.
Living in the moment facing the future and learning from my past.


SALUTE! To your health and Wellness

"God lives in the Praises of his People" Invite him into your moment.

Monday, April 26, 2010

To thine own self be true

Oh, come on now...... I always say "oh, I don't eat that much!"

But, yikes! I added up the few measly things I ate today and a whopping 1900 calories.


"This above all: to thine own self be true" Shakespeare

Tomorrow will be a day of more thoughtful choices. I will keep in mind that food is a "fuel" for my bodies health.
My well being is my spiritual walk! Only HE can truly satisfy!


Sunday, April 25, 2010


It came to me this morning (early morning).

An angel told Mary she was to conceive the Son of God. Wow!
Then thank goodness Joseph was also told the same thing.

But, I think if I was given this revelation and experience I'd be very confused to see that the "son of God" was to be born in a manger. Although the nativity scene show wise men bearing gifts and the Shepard's coming to confirm this event of the Son of God being born. I believe they didn't show up for possibly years.

Never the less.... I wonder how many times Mary questioned what she was told and had experienced. Raising her child just like any other child she gave birth to after him.

Well, I just thought.

How we just don't understand events, circumstances.... in our life. They seem to make NO sense at all. Some times it seems as if God has turned a deaf ear to our cries.
Yet, in faith we MUST BELIEVE the word of God that says - he knows our hearts

And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.

By faith we walk - not by sight ... even in our daily quest for health and wellness.

Salute! To your health and Wellness

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Always at Home

Home is where the heart is.... therefore I'm always "At Home"

The people I love are carried in my heart-
their love, laughter, the memories.

I am comforted knowing who resides inside the chambers of my heart.

No matter where I am, where I'm going, or where I've been..... I'm always at home.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

May He make His Face shine upon you

Funny, how a picture, song or as today a sentence
can touch a heart, bring a smile, shower a light
sprinkling of joy on oneself.

Today it was this sentence:
May he (God) make his face shine on you.

It's dreary and raining outside.
(my soul was feeling this same dreariness)

But, I feel as if
I'm standing in the warmth and comfort
Gods SONshine and love. This has encouraged
and strengthened my day.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Whirl Wind of Thoughts

Interesting when we really "look".

Not with our eye's but with our heart.  When Our Heart looks at an event, and object or anything as a means of  seeking truth,  we find a treasure chest of "gems".  Little gems that encourage, teach and strengthen us.

My daughter, who has quite a green thumb, told me about her garden.  She began to pour out her excitement about the lessons one can learn about life through gardening. Working in the earth, planting, harvesting.  

How exciting for me as I thought - "wow, the love of gardening passed down through generations".  Sicilian Gardener's! Of course, eating from the fruits of our labors. My Grandma told similar stories.

The point is to LOOK for lessons that can be applied to OUR life.  Lessons that encourage, strengthen, illuminate the  purpose of living. 

My next thought is my new favorite movie that  I can watch a billion, trillion times.  "The Proposal with Sandra Bullock".  Right up there with Pillow Talk and You've got mail.  

The point is I was looking for the soundtrack, because I like a few of the songs (to play while exercising). 

I realized that had I heard some of these songs before seeing the movie I would have not given them a second chance.  BUT, when I associate the songs with the Movie - they take on new meaning.

Wow,  I guess my two thoughts today go together quite well (No coincidence I'm sure)

The way we look at things (events, circumstances, objects, people... etc) change when we filter them through our  desire to serve Christ. 
Philippians 1:21 
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Seeing the world through the eye's of Jesus.

Health and Wellness are acquired when we earnestly look for them.  
Seek them.  Desire them.

Have a little Talk with Jesus (a song) asking him for "his Eyes"

Stop and smell the roses is an expression that says "LOOK". (garden thing!)

Salute!  To your Health and Wellness 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Where do you want to be?

Singing "rain drops on roses, and whiskers on kittens...."

This follows along the line of "count your blessings, name them one by one"

Or the "Glad Game"

Whatever it is "God inhabits the Praises of his People"

That's where I want to be..... in His Glory!

So, when I want to remove myself from this life, circumstances, troubles, worries...

"Enter his gates with Praise"....

Making this a HABIT!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

In the Water

I'm reminded again about how we can walk away from peace, joy... health.

Actually, I love stories and parables that paint a picture we can understand.

It is as if we have a choice....

No, it is a choice we make "consciously" every moment.

We can walk into the the river of HIS peace and then climb into the boat where the Lord is the captain.

Or walk into the waters of self pity, anger, unforgiveness, revenge, hatred.... and dog paddle around trying to stay afloat and not drown.

Think about the energy it takes to sit in a boat... no worries of any thing. Even in the mist of a storm you have faith that the CAPTAIN IS Capable of keeping you safe.

Then think about the energy it takes to paddle around in the mist of a storm (of emotions). Heart pumping, muscles becoming fatigue... energy drained. Hopelessness and sickness take over. YOUR STRAINING your body, mind and spirit to survive.

Walking or jumping in to the sea of negative emotion is "natural"... the flesh knows it well.
Somehow people "think" it makes them "feel" better to be angry, harbor unforgiveness, devise ways to "get back".

Walking or jumping into the LORDS PRESENCE is not natural. But it can become a natural reflex once you develop the habit of STOPPING, RECOGNIZING and ADMITTING what your thinking and what you are doing. Being in the "flesh" or being in the "spirit".

That's where I want to be. Knee jerk reaction to conflict, stress, troubles in my life.
"Go to the Mat" oops! I meant "Go the the WORD (boat)"
Just a little Godfather got thrown in there.

Make it a habit until it becomes a Natural reflex of action.

Today, I choose to face a conflict going to the Word. Walking into the River of His peace.
Getting in the Boat (His Word) and trusting God to take care of the conflict HIS way.

Oh, I love this blogging thing! It's such a rich experience (saves on the cost of a therapist!)


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Worth Repeating

1 Timothy 4:8

8 “Physical training is good,

but training for godliness is much better,

promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

Oh how true and wise is the word of God. You can exercise, body build but THAT will not last unless you keep it up. Spiritual Exercise is for now and eternity, although I have to say it should also be a daily HABIT.

I recall the time in my life when I was at the GYM 3-4 times a week. Oh, my how good that size 4 felt. But, as you can tell by this blog, it only lasted as long as my commitment. Now Spiritually, I have had those mountain top experiences that were amazing and brought me to an intimate relationship with Jesus. My spiritual growth was amazing. That growth has really never left me BUT I must say, I went through a dark place in my life (when I was a size 4) and those spiritual muscles were NOT used.

I'm seeking to be strong PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, and MENTALLY in the LORD!

That is true Health and Wellness


Monday, April 5, 2010


Day one - back to the end

So starts the battle between flesh and spirit. I WILL WIN!

When I go to bed saying "tomorow, I'm going to.... blah blah blah"
then I wake up.... ugh! "Oh, I need a cup of coffee, Not sure I have time..."
as I feel a tired body... E X C U S E S.

The battle starts by
Romans 12:2
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

I MUST get up and get the WORD and start my day preparing for the battle!

Blogging helps me focus and inspires me as I write and find the word of God that strengths my mind, spirit and therefore my BODY



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Back to the END


21 days to health and wellness... Umm mm let's see

I've become more aware of "habits"
I've become more aware of making commitments
I've become more aware!

I think I'm more thoughtful in food choices
I think I'm more thoughtful about how I start my day
I think... ya... I think... therefore I am!

I still have excuses about routine. Ah, I have to face it... I don't seem to do anything the same way twice. It's as though I avoid doing something systematic.. or routine.

No, that's not true. I developed a habit when I walk in the door of putting my keys and purse in the same place every time.

Why? Mostly because I became so frustrated at loosing my keys and purse.
Self Preservation! But, when I'm not at home(s), I get all messed up. Why, because
I don't have the same place to put my stuff.

So, I see the problem.
It's difficult for me to have a routine when my life doesn't have routine.

NO EXCUSES! but yet it's a real excuse.

so, this week I HAVE TO, WANT TO, WILL TO (ya that's good.... "will too".. you know my will)

I WILL TO make (not find) 30 minutes to pray and exercise at the same time!

I have noticed as much as I have drawn closer to my walk with the Lord through this journey, I NEED to develop a more effect prayer life. I pray, but DO I LISTEN!?
I pray, but do I LISTEN!!!! I stray when I am reading the bible, I stray (my mind) when I'm praying. I need God to heal and help my brain NOT STRAY!

another thought (oh, ya there I go straying!)

I had something disturb me this morning. (relationship issue) And as it disturbed me in my soul and even in my stomach.... I was fighting myself saying "I refuse to let this rob me of my joy today!" "Oh, Lord help me". How come I can tell others "you need to just get over it and move on" yet here I was plagued by my disturbing, disappointing almost angry thoughts. Then I "thought".... In order for me to STOP these thoughts I need to think on "what is true, lovely, ..... etc" SO, I tried but .... failed.
THEN I recalled that if
out loud
(thank goodness I was in the car)
it would work.

AND IT DID! I sang "hallelujah song" strong and loud, thinking in my head...
Thank you Jesus and began to praise HIM.

Miracle... it worked! I was restored peace in my soul and joy.

God inhabits the praises of His people"
Psalms 22:3

Count my blessings,

praise Him,

develop routine and habits that bring

Health and Wellness

to my body, soul and spirit

Start again in the morning!
Back to the END


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Still on the Vehicle thing

Thought this morning....

Wake up and start the day right!

Oh how I love to get into a clean, pristine car... full of gas (I hate having to stop and fill up with gas).

But, the ride is so much better when you have a "fine" ride!

That was the thought this morning.

Ephesians 5:29

29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh;

but nourisheth and

cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

I, me... my body is the Car! How much more enjoyable is my ride in life when I am
pristine, clean... running with Varrrrooommmm!

So, fill me up with the WORD (power for the car), Healthy foods... polish me up, floor mats vacuumed .... NO Trash and clutter inside!

oh, and turn up the CD to play the most inspirational music!

ENJOY the Ride, Enjoy the journey

Take care of YOU! Love yourself as Christ loves you!