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I pray you receive ALL His love for you today!! Share some love and leave me a comment below on what types of videos you’d like to see from me in the future.

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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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Healthy Lifestyle Shortcuts: Lesson 1

shortcutSomething you might not know about me is I am the queen of shortcuts. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I am doing, I will find the quickest fastest way to accomplish anything! For example, when the winter rush floods the grocery stores for bread and milk and the lines are ten people deep, I simply walk up to the customer service counter and asked to be checked out there. No lines, no waiting, no fuss. It’s just the way I like to do things. Maybe it’s my personality type because I often get things done without wasting time but it really does come in handy especially when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Periodically on my blog I will share my fun healthy lifestyle shortcuts to help keep life a little simpler for you. Today is an easy peasy healthy meal.

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. Several years ago I found a simple recipe for shredded crock-pot chicken and I’d say we probably eat it just about every other week. The best part is there are leftovers for 3 – 4 days! I typically eat it for lunch the next day and then skip a day and serve it for dinner again on the fourth day with different side dishes. You can use a variety of sauces (BBQ, Sriracha, Franks Red Hot sauce, spicy brown mustard, etc.) to change up the flavoring or make chicken salad out of it. It’s a great staple to have when making quick healthy food choices. I love to serve it with a side of Brussels sprouts lightly sautéed in Sriracha sauce and sweet potato rounds garnished with dried basil. I’ll add those two recipes down below as well.

Hope you have fun with this Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Shortcut! Let me know how it turns out for you or if you have any quick healthy recipes in the comments below!

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Crock-pot Shredded Chicken

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of bacon (diced)
  • 2 tbs dried thyme
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into crock-pot and mix together.
  2. Cook on low temperature setting for 8 hours.
  3. Shred the meat in slower cooker to soak up juices and it is ready to serve. Enjoy with any desired sauce for different flavorings. (ex. BBQ, Sriracha, Franks Red Hot sauce, spicy brown mustard)

Easy Yummy Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim Brussels sprouts by cutting off brown ends and cut in half.
  3. Place on nonstick aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes with nothing on them.
  4. Pull out of oven drizzle lightly with olive oil and Siracha sauce and place back in oven for an additional ten minutes. Enjoy! 

Delicious Sweet Potato Rounds

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds.
  3. Heat skillet with 2 tbs coconut oil, add sweet potato rounds and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Move to nonstick aluminum foil pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper, dried basil and bake for 30. Enjoy this delicious simple recipe.

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Get Off the Crazy Cycle of Emotionally Eating

girlinfieldWe were sitting around the table enjoying a cup of coffee talking about how this is the year we will finally STOP. EMOTIONALLY. EATING.

My girlfriends and I have battled this just about our entire lives, so how in the world will we truly STOP. EMOTIONALLY. EATING this time? How will this year be any different than last? How can we honestly live a balanced healthy lifestyle?

Have you dealt with this struggle? Have you had the same conversations? Have you dreamed of the day you will not run to the pizza, soda, ice cream (fill in the blank with your favorite comfort foods) for relief?

Well I wish I could wave a magic wand for us and ZAP! emotional eating would disappear forever, but you and I know there’s no such thing. Boohoo 🙁

Over the last seven years (since cancer) I’ve learned a lot about myself, especially around my body, my emotions and my health. I tried every type of eating plan under the sun. From spiritual fast, 40 day juice fast, 14 day juice fast, diet programs such as the Hallelujah Diet, Isagenix, Weight Watchers, Whole30, Paleo, eating support groups …. gosh I know I’m forgetting some but you’ve got the picture. No matter how successful I was during any particular plan or program I participated in (often with the all or nothing mindset to boot!), I would eventually fall off the wagon at some point and go back to the same crazy cycle of emotionally eating.

Does this sound familiar to you?

Oh and forget the self-talk that would go on in my mind! “You’re never going to be good enough, you never follow through, just start over Monday, but I’m sure you’ll fail again.” Negative. Negative. Negative.

Well that wasn’t productive in the least! Beating myself up only tore me down more and caused me to be even more self-destructive.

Fast-forward to today, January 2017. How does a person STOP. EMOTIONALLY. EATING you might ask? While I don’t do it seamlessly I can honestly say it begins with 3 simple words: acceptance, accountability and action.

First by accepting I will not do everything perfectly has freed me from the all or nothing mentality. And secondly by receiving that I am accountable to God for how I take care of my health and that I was created to take action (to get moving!) for a greater purpose than just focusing on how I look has been the greatest revelation for my personal healthy lifestyle transformation. I now live within the ebbs and flows of life, not beating myself up anymore for lack of perfection. Each day is a new beginning and fresh start to love myself by nurturing the body God gave me. I really do love my life! And I love sharing this with my Healthy Lifestyle Coaching clients.

I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Have you ever struggled with emotionally eating? 

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A Mini Retreat Just For You! {FREE}

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Oh how I am getting so very excited about The Miracle Retreat, but sad that not everyone is able to make it. I wish more than anything I could blink my eyes and we would be sitting by the fire, relaxing together and soaking up complete bliss on this cold winter day in the North Carolina mountains. Since I’m not a miracle worker, I would like to offer something very special for YOU … A Mini Retreat over the phone! 

Join me this Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 am Eastern! 

I would love to take 30 minutes to pray, speak life and share a glimpse of how the Lord is ready to provide restoration in Your life this year! I’ll be available for Live Q & A at the end of the call.

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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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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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What it Takes to Get Back Up

This week I had a chance to see my hero, Brene Brown! If you don’t know who she is you MUST check out her work (here). Her new book Rising Strong is rocking my world. Her subtitle alone is enough to stop you in your tracks. “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up.”

Honestly, when we go after our goals it is all about learning how to get back up after we fall. When we embrace the truth, that we are not going to do it perfectly and that we will make mistakes along the way, half the battle is won.

For example, one of my goals for the 12 weeks of coaching series was to post a blog every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday … well I am falling. I am not going to be able to post every Saturday moving forward due to my upcoming book release. Part of my fall was over committing to a very full schedule. However, that’s not going to stop me from moving forward in my goals. I will continue to blog twice a week, train for my half marathon and work on my book release.

Let me know where you’ve fallen down in your goal and will you continue to pick yourself back up and keep moving forward?

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Picture above from Chapter 5 Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Check out her Ted Talk here.