Healthy Lifestyle Shortcuts: Lesson 2

Periodically on my blog I will post my fun Healthy Lifestyle shortcuts to help keep life a little simpler for you. Today is an easy peasy healthy meal that I absolutely love!

As I’ve shared in the past I’m not the best cook but not the worst, so I guess you can call me an average cook. When I’m in the kitchen I like quick, simple, easy and healthy. So today I’m sharing my all time favorite salad.

Diet is key for me to maintain a healthy lifestyle so the more foods I truly LOVE eating, the easier it is for me to keep making healthy choices.

I hope you enjoy my All Time Favorite Kale Salad!

Ingredients

  • kale
  • grilled chicken
  • olive oil
  • lemon
  • pine nuts
  • parmesan

Directions

  1. Wash the kale; remove stems and chop into bite-sized pieces, place in bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. Drizzle over kale salad.
  3. Add grilled chicken and sprinkle with pine nuts and parmesan and there you have it, Linda’s All Time Favorite Kale Salad. Enjoy!

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What Do You Truly Believe?

I pray that you know Jesus in such a profound way that you do not fear death but that you look forward to the day you will meet Him. In John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

I invite you to take a moment today and reflect on what you truly believe. Let’s be grateful for today and this moment of life.

I dedicate this video today to my friends Derik and Sabrina that are now with Jesus. Thank you Lord that you allowed me to meet those two beautiful souls and pray with them and talk with them about You.

I pray that through my videos you experience a glimpse of Christ love each and every day. Thank you for watching.

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Final Days on Earth … Transitioning into Eternity

I’m soaked in tears this morning. There’s so much I want to share with you through the computer screen, and I don’t have enough words to express everything that I am feeling. A year ago I spoke the words “What better gift could I give someone than to be with them in their final days.” Little did I know how precisely the Lord listens to my ever word and would allow my deepest desire to come true.

What prompted this longing to spend time with others in their last days was because I had the opportunity to be by my mother-in-law’s bedside ten years ago as she transitioned into eternity. I sat holding her hand, singing “Jesus Loves Me” and reading Psalm 23 in her last days, and I can honestly say it was the most beautiful sacred experience of my life. She was in a hospice house, and the workers there were like real angels here on earth.

Last year, as I reflected on my experience with my dear mother-in-law, I knew it was time to give back to others walking through their last days, but I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. After a little time visiting hospice and researching how I could make a difference, I got distracted with life and didn’t do anything with it. However, God was not going to let me forget the deep yearning within my heart.

At the end of last year, God brought not one but two beautiful people in my life that were dying from cancer. I had several months with them. We had conversations about God, heaven, cancer, life, love … and when we talked it was if we had known each other our entire lives.

Last night I held the hand of my second angel as she begins to transition into eternity. It’s hard to articulate this amazing surreal interaction. All I know is that it touched a place in my soul that I did not know existed. The unbelievable chance to connect heart to heart – soul to soul – in someone’s final days on earth is the greatest gift of my entire life. There is nothing more fulfilling. For some people it might sound a bit strange that this is beyond gratifying …. but what I know in the depths of my soul is that we have nothing to fear and eternity is the best transition that WILL EVER happen for us.

My new lifelong prayer is that everyone has the opportunity to experience Jesus in such a profound way here on earth that they will be overjoyed to go home … to heaven. Today I can honestly say my life feels complete. Each day feels like a bonus. I am living in the overflow of God’s amazing grace.

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Video: How To Pray

A Simple Daily Prayer

Holy Spirit move through all our hearts.

Move in the hearts of those sick and hurting.
Move in the hearts of those in hospital beds and waiting rooms.
Move in the hearts of our nations leaders, our children’s schools, our marriages, our families and our friendships.

You are a God of peace, order and unity not anger, chaos and division.

Your word says, “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that my Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:13-14 As long as our prayers our in alignment with your will Heavenly Father it will be done. Thank you Lord.

Lord, I pray in the name of Jesus for a movement of love and peace, a love that is found through Jesus Christ alone. I’m praying for millions of salvations worldwide and an unquenchable thirst for your holy word, to know it, believe it and live it. Holy Spirit fill us each and every day. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Politics + Social Media = Love {and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!}

Have you been struggling with all the negativity in social media around politics?

It literally makes me feel every possible emotion within seconds! Angry, mad, sad, happy, excited, hopefully, discouraged, disgusted … basically crazy.

The other week after the women’s march the very next morning I woke up asking how can I make a difference? My heart’s desire is to be like Jesus and sincerely love all people through compassion. But how do I honestly live this out each day with so much pain in the world, I questioned? Before I opened my bible I asked God to show me what to do and this is the scripture that spoke to my soul.

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:7-8

I thought, in order for me to be clear minded I must not fill my mind with negativity. And to be self controlled I must not remain in situations that influence me to make poor decisions. To truly love others deeply I must stay connected to God through intentional prayer. So last week instead of reading social media I used that time to read God’s word and pray for ALL people.

To be honest with you this stretched me. It was hard for me not to turn to social media to find out the latest update on all the drama in the world. However, by the end of the week I realized how much peace I felt.

I felt lighter. Less stressed. More patient. Simply hopeful.

Hopeful because I know that no matter how different our opinions are in this life, God is ultimately in control. I am confident there is no need to fear because the battle is already won. Victory is on my side no matter what political party I stand for. Jesus wins! I can rest in pure love.

So when I hop back on social media, I have decided to look at it through God’s eyes … LOVE. When I feel the opposite arise in me, I will simply hit the off button and pray. It is time to live out what I believe, not by merely reading God’s word but doing God’s word. God’s word is a very clear and detailed on how I must love others and while it’s not a piece of cake to implement, I can do it!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Holy Spirit I pray for you to do a work in my heart so that I can make a difference. Give me strength to choose your ways over my ways. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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The 2017 Healthy Lifestyle Guarantee

 

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We’ve all said it, “This is the year. I will loose weight, start a workout routine, get up 30 minutes early to read my bible …. ” and then something happens about 2 weeks in and we fall off the wagon only to end up doing the same things we did last year. Guilt, shame, frustration haunt us and the “never good enough” thoughts consume us.

Over the last seven years I’ve tried everything (and I mean everything!) from diets to routines to programs to pure insanity! There was only one thing that worked for me  that radically transformed my life. And you know what the best part is? It was not through my efforts! It was simply through the power of God’s word. Because I know that this is 100% true and proven to work, I’m thrilled to share it with you.

Below is a covenant I wrote to God (using His words), and I wanted to share it with you today. This my friend is the beginning to a brand new you. I pray that you will print this and read it out loud EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Marinate on it, and allow God to radically transform your life too! If you need more commitment and accountability to begin your consistent healthy lifestyle for 2017, click here to learn more about my coaching package. I would love to hear how this covenant speaks to your heart today, and how you will move forward this year! Comment below and share with a friend.

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So Much To Share! Retreats, Healthy Lifestyle Coaching & Love

Over the last year I took time to simply relax and receive. I realized through this restorative season in my life I accomplished so much more with much less striving. There’s something supernatural that happens when we earnestly seek the Lord with our whole heart, it opens up the door to fully rest and embrace our life. Through my incredible discoveries in 2016 I’m excited to share this freedom with you and how to accomplish it!

This year on my blog I will be diving deeper into prayer, spiritual, physical & emotional health along with my favorite Healthy Lifestyle shortcuts which include food, exercise & organization. My one word this year is CONSISTENCY. I’ve learned when I filter the day through the goal of consistency, life runs so much smoother, and I truly feel at peace. I achieve more than I ever dreamed possible and so can you.

First: I would love for you to kick off your year and join me at this exquisite once in a lifetime spiritual retreat. Come and RELAX …. REJUVENATERENEW with me this winter at the luxurious Miracle Retreat!

Second: If you’re unable to make the retreat and you are ready to make this year be Your Year of Consistency with health, food, exercise, relationships or career sign up for my newly release Healthy Lifestyle Coaching package.

Third: Last but not least, sweet friend, please take a moment to read this out loud, from my heart to yours. “This is a new year! I am expectant and excited for all God has in store for me. Thank you Lord for the plans you have for me to prosper in 2017. I will not look at the past and feel depressed and I will not look into the future and be anxious. I choose to live right here, right now with You in this very present moment full of gratitude. Thank you for all the fun, laughter, joy and light you will live through my life this year sweet Jesus.”

I love you friend. I’m sending you a virtual ((hug)) on this cold January day. I look forward to our year of growth together and lots of love! Please be sure to stay connected with me Facebook or Instagram.

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3 Questions to Ask at Your Christmas Dinner

As 2016 is winding down I encourage you to take a little time and reflect. While I know this year has not been “perfect” and there are some things you might want to permanently erase from your mind, I do believe without question that we can find much to be grateful for and celebrate. Here are 3 questions I’m pondering myself and asking my family as 2016 fades into 2017.

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For me this year has been a time of rest, renewal, healing and growth. I can honestly say 2016 has been one of my favorite years yet. Not because everything worked out the way I wanted it to, but mainly because I simply gave up striving and just let myself be. I found this year I took time to live with intention and enjoy the sweet simple moments with my loved ones. It was time well spent and I will carry that into next year.

I would love to hear from you in the comments below about what you learned from 2016.

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Election Day Prayer

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Feel free to leave a prayer in the comments below…

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