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Love Keeps No Records

Are you old enough to remember a record? You know, a big vinyl disc that played music long before iTunes came along? I remember my first record was Grease.  My husband James had The Village People with “YMCA” on one side and “Macho Man” on the other. Do you remember your […]


31 Days to a Younger You: $1.99 Sale

Have you ever wondered, “If God cares only about the inner life, why bother with makeup, haircuts, or weight-loss programs?” My husband James has an answer…and if you know James, you can imagine him saying this.  He refers to the passage in 1 Samuel 16:7 which talking about David says, […]


Shutting Out Distractions

Ding.  New text. 15 new es. Lo at that head! Mommy! Honey, can you make me a sandwich? The day begins and the sounds, requests, and digital stimulus come pouring in all at once. No wonder we often start the day, well, grumpy. Here are a five things I have […]


Stressed Out?

Stressed out this week?  Feeling like you need a break, a maid, a chaffeur, or a twin to get all your stuff done?  Dealing with stress is a reality for most of us. Take a deep breath.  Forget stress for a moment and check out this drawing by my second cousin […]


Indulge Smart on Valentine’s Day

When it comes to temptation, nothing packs a punch like chocolate.  For centuries, chocolate has been d by the people of the world, from drinking it in cocoa to eating it in bars.  So what is a woman who is trying to lose weight supposed to do about the icious […]


Super Bowl Snacks

It’s the biggest chow fest of the year, Super Bowl Sunday.  With millions of people gathered around their televisions, there’s only one thing to do, snack all day!  Surrounded by chips, dip, pizza, buffalo wings and soda, what’s a person supposed to do who is trying to lose weight? Have […]


5 Ways to Celebrate a Weight Loss Goal

Perhaps you have read about my family’s chocolate covered popcorn contest and how it’s motivating us to lose weight and exercise.  I am happy to report that I have reached my goal to lose my Christmas weight and am now eligible to eat the championship popcorn! (We’ll be partying soon, my son Ethan just has […]