Often times pasta is a quick and delicious fix for a hungry stomach. However, there are healthy ways to make this classic dish and unhealthy ways to make it. So, how can we make a classic spaghetti dinner healthier and more delicious? A few simple suggestions from the Italian side of my family turns an ordinary marinara sauce into an …Read More »
The Sin Of Busyness
If you are anything like me, the culture of busyness has a siren-like call on your soul. To others, that statement may seem like ridiculous hyperbole. But for those of us who have fallen victim to the addictive qualities of this culture, we succumb to an almost insatiable desire to busy ourselves with activities, to never find ourselves missing that …Read More »
Do You Need to Feed Your Thyroid?
Over 30 and seeing some changes in your body you don’t like? You may need to feed your thyroid. The thyroid plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones that control your metabolism and weight. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, 20 percent of all women have …Read More »
Get Focused, Fresh And Fit!
Do you find that you get distracted and lose sight of goals if you don’t have accountability? Sometimes as a single, you can ignore your health because no one is working out or cooking with you. Eating out becomes an easier option than trying to cook for one. When you get home from work, no one is saying “let’s go …Read More »
Do You Steward Your Time?
Much has been made in the modern evangelical church about the stewardship of finances, and rightfully so. The collective American psyche has been saturated with greed, overspending and a false sense of self-sufficiency. In response, pastors and theologians have preached multi-month sermon series and written innumerable books in an attempt to revive a godly attitude toward finances. While these interventions …Read More »
What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?
What do you want to do when you grow up? Are you still asking yourself that question? I am 39 and may have finally figured it out. What about you? Do you still long for the days as a child when you would sit and dream about becoming something great or someone who made a difference in the lives of …Read More »
No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bar
Do you often find yourself reaching for a quick healthy snack? No-bake oatmeal raisin bars will give you a boost of sustainable energy and curb your sweet tooth at the same time. Trying to find a “healthy” health bar these days can be overwhelming. The overpriced, top-to-bottom shelf of bars often scares customers away from buying any of them. These …Read More »
Test The Passion In You
You have you heard things like, “She’s so amazing, how is she still single?” or “He’s such a catch, I can’t believe he isn’t married yet!” The unspoken paradigm here is that wonderful, great, amazing people get married, and those who are not married must have something wrong with them. This attitude is even more prevalent in the church, where …Read More »
When Life Throws You a Curveball
When Life Throws You a Curveball … Financially … See the Opportunity!! The stock market is up. The government says that the unemployment situation is better. If everything is so good, why aren’t my finances reflecting it? Why are things difficult? This is a statement that I hear all too often. There seems to be a real disconnect between what the media …Read More »
Breakfast Green Smoothie
Breakfast Green Smoothie Recipe Clear body. Clear mind. Clear spirit. That is a great start to a day. So next to your Bible and pen, include a breakfast green smoothie drink! 1 Frozen Banana (for potassium – muscle recovery, fiber – bowel normalizing and healthy weight) 1/2 cup Orange Juice (for vitamin C – immunity) 1/2 cup Almond Milk (for calcium – bone …Read More »