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Healthy Habits for Singles, Part 3: Sleep

“Sleep? That’s something I do in my spare time,” is the attitude of many in our culture, even among God’s people. Just feed them a cup of coffee the next morning, and they’re up and running again. Problem is, the Lord designed our bodies to function not only with quality sleep but also quantity sleep. To function properly, our temples …

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Is Your Singleness Controlling Your Life?

I hate dieting. Plus I’m really not very good at it. I try. I just lose interest about 10 minutes into any diet I begin. But that doesn’t stop me from continuing to do it. In my lifetime I’ve probably tried dieting at least 50 times. Only to come to the realization (and maybe a couple pounds less) that I …

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When Getting Healthy Is A Priority

I remember how shocked I was to hear that my mom had started smoking at the ripe old age of 13. “That was back before we knew how bad it was,” she explained, “Nowadays we know better.” I think the same is true for nutrition. We’re bombarded with information on how to get well — what to eat, what not …

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Healthy Habits For Singles Part 1: Hydrate

“Take this time to concentrate on yourself.” Have you ever had such annoyingly good advice? You may be tired of hearing it, but it’s still true: Singleness is the perfect opportunity to develop healthy habits. Good habits apply to many different disciplines: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and more. This five-part series narrows it down to five physical habits that …

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Redefining Resolutions: Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Do you ever struggle with keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you cringe at the very mention of the words? Does your heart rate spike when someone asks what your resolution will be this year, or how you are doing with maintaining it? Do you instantly slouch in shame at the thought of all the resolutions you were unable to …

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Garden Zucchini Bread

I’m loving all of the beautiful zucchinis that I’m harvesting from my garden. Making zucchini soups, roasted zucchini, and zucchini burgers has been great; but nothing beats this Garden Zucchini Bread recipe. Enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need … 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (for greasing the bread pan) 1 large zucchini 1 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup coconut oil, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla …

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Mmmm. Simple and easy to make BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich should make it onto your summer “must try” list. I get this started in the morning in my crockpot and while I’m off adventuring, working, or playing … it’s cooking itself! Needless to say, the crockpot is my kitchen’s new best friend! Here’s what you’ll need: 4-6 pieces organic free-range …

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie V/GF

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie We always look forward to the summer at our house, for its hot weather and our desire to make smoothies! Mmm, on a hot day a smoothie might be breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This smoothie is simple to make and will satisfy your chocolate/peanut butter craving. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 cup coconut milk …

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When Losing Weight Isn’t In Your Strength

“This time, I’m really going to take this weight off!” I declared to myself and whoever else might have been listening. Armed with what I thought was extensive knowledge about nutrition, I mapped out a regimen, planned my menus, cleared the pantry and went shopping. My new “lifestyle” change went just great for about 10 days. Then things began happening. I …

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Basmati Rice Stuffed Red Bell Peppers (V, GF)

There is something intriguing about stuffed food. When I hear the word “stuffed” with regard to foods like stuffed chicken breast, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed potato skins and stuffed bell peppers, my mouth instantly begins to water. These Basmati Rice Stuffed Red Bell Peppers are sure to cause you to have the same response. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 cups cooked organic …

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