I am “ME” again!

2015 was a blur for me…literally. I really had a hard year. I had so many health issues, my daughter and my mom had health issues, and I was just physically and mentally spent. One thing different than usual though – when I get completely ruined down – is that I didn’t feel spiritually spent this time. That is truly what got me through these rough times. I became closer to God and turned to him even more. I relied on him instead of myself and I made it through somehow! We forget how good God is to us and that we need to rely on him ALWAYS.

My favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11   For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

How amazing is that – God has planned out my life – how can I go wrong? Well it is so easy to go wrong – I know – I do it all the time! I make plans without getting advice from God. I tell him what I am going to do instead of listening to him. It’s hard! I want him just to make it easy for me but I have learned that all the twists and turns and mistakes have made me stronger and my journey was planned that way.
So, I thought I would share about some of my struggles – maybe it will help you know my thoughts and my frame of reference. I hope that you can relate or know that others may feel the same way or made the same mistakes. I am so busy taking care of others that I don’t focus on myself and 2015, I just about fell apart. I knew I felt bad and something was wrong, but I kept trudging along. I had my mom and my daughter; both, that had more urgent health issues and I needed to be the caretaker. I had lots of work on my job that I needed to accomplish and I just couldn’t take the time. I had community and church things that were always pressing and needed my attention. I always put other things in front of taking care of myself. I thought I was being selfish if I took care of me! WOW – I learned the very hard way when I almost had a physical and mental breakdown. I knew all last year that I was depressed, not confident, jealous, and grumpy and even isolated myself at times (I am a PEOPLE person – so this was something new). I didn’t even understand who I was and that made me even more stressed! Who was this person inside my frail, worn out body? I had NO energy, had brain fog, just felt terrible all over! I ached from head to toe…I thought I was getting old and that was just how it was going to be for the rest of my life. You see – I am overweight, have mechanical heart valve, high blood pressure, bad knees and a variety of other issues and I just accepted the fact that this was supposed to be how I felt. I grabbed fast food or something for dinner because I had to have food for my family (I am the mom!) Of course I was too tired to cook – I was barely making it through the day. I literally was too tired to get out of my car and make it inside – but I usually did.  Do you think I worked out – well I had a fitness center membership and paid my dues – but I guess you have to go – huh?  I literally had no energy to workout or even walk the halls at work.   Why would I think this was normal? How STUPID is that?
When autumn came, I had hit rock bottom…I was too tired to keep going. I had convinced myself I had cancer and thought I had a stroke or TIAs. Oh yeah, my left hand and arm started tingling…and still hasn’t stopped. I got to where I was not even able to think, forgot things, missed meetings and was just not myself. Who was this person? What in the world was going on? Where was I? Who was I? This tortured me even more. I usually can write about my thoughts, feelings and am never at a loss for words but honestly – I was having trouble even saying words. I didn’t tell anyone except that I wasn’t feeling great. Finally, I went to the doctor – had tests and blood work. I mean a lot of tests and a lot of blood. I had several things physically wrong with me but the biggest thing was that I was completely depleted of Vitamin D. I was even taking a supplement because this time last year – it was low. Vitamin D – the “Sunshine” vitamin is so important and I never even thought about it! I started taking a prescribed Vitamin D as small as a Tic-Tac and it has made such a difference. I have a few other issues and am doing some procedures and Physical Therapy to improve other parts of my body but a simple little vitamin has changed my life. So why did I wait so long to take care of me? Why didn’t I realize that I couldn’t take care of others if I fell apart and in fact, they may have to care for me – what a burden I would be then!
So for 2016, I have found “me” again and I am happy! I like and love me! I am back to who I used to be. Now I am going to be the first to tell you – there are many areas that I need to improve but I am working hard on those every day! I am excited to be going into a new year and finding a better me at the end of the year!

Images and videos of who loves me
I encourage you to take care of yourself. Don’t miss all those warning signs. You are not supposed to feel bad, if you do, go see a doctor. Do something for yourself – it is the best investment you can make. Also, most important…listen to God and follow his plans…he knows the way and he will guide you.
I hope to hear from all of you as you start the New Year to find yourself!


Focus – The next step


The next step of my journey is a very important one.  FOCUS!  When I think about the word focus – I think about going to the eye doctor and they are always checking…better one or better two.  They make things out of focus so that we can then see clearly.  I think God does that too sometimes.  I think he lets us get out of focus – off course so that when we get back on the right path or back focused on him – it is so much better.  I love Hebrews 12: 1-3.

Hebrews 12:1-3   The Message (MSG) Discipline in a Long-Distance Race

12 1-3 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

In this health journey that I have been going on and on and on…I have learned lessons, got off and on track, made friends, learned new things I liked, felt stronger in my faith than ever and have grown.  I wish that I would not grow in physique but in my relationship with God!  I struggle, I get depressed, anxious and just fed up with myself.  I am a strong woman and I have been very successful in my life – why is this something that I can’t beat? Why can’t I get healthy, lose weight, not worry, and just be happy?? I think FOCUS has alot to do with it.  I FOCUS on eating and I eat good; I focus on exercise and I do fine; I focus on faith and I praise God; I focus on friends and I have fun…It is the balance of all those things and how I let myself get so unbalanced that makes me lose my focus.  I start doing things my way and think my plans are so much better than God’s.  I am so very wrong!  God has plans for me and he will give me hope and a future!  I need to let go and let God!  I need to fix my eyes on Jesus and look no where else for answers!


I have found that blogging, journaling, writing notes and cards help release some of my thoughts.  It is important for you to take time to renew your mind, clear your thoughts, become peaceful, meditate, relax…Find your happy spot, your relaxation and resting place.  I love a great hot soaking bubble bath, reading, and just clearing my mind.  I love the smells of eucalyptus and mints….soft songs playing.  I also like a good ice cream bowl sometimes…not good for you but sometimes that is my happy spot….Renew your mind, refresh your soul and redefine your FOCUS towards God.Image




Fitness – Step 3



1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)  19 You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own yourselves. 20 God paid a very high price to make you his. So honor God with your body.

I have been procrastinating to write this blog.  This is the hardest blog for me – to write about Fitness.  I know what to do, I know where to go, I have the best trainer in the world, I have fun when I work out – so what is the problem?  Most of the time I just make excuses – I don’t have time; I am too tired; and I just DIDN’T DO IT!


 I start occasionally and then run out of steam.  Why can’t I just keep going?  I have found things that I enjoy…I like yoga – there is something about stretching and relaxing and focusing just on me that I enjoy.  I like riding the stationary bike…it helps loosen up my bad knees and gets my heart pumping.  I can read, look at email and just exercise – it is good cardio for me!  I am so surprised that I like lifting weights and body pump.  I am not that good but I feel comfortable and am actually proud of myself when I really try.  I enjoy having a trainer that guides me, motivates me and kicks me in the butt!  I need it.  I don’t know why I can’t get back to working out…why do I find so many excuses..


I want exercise to be important to me!  I want to get excited to work out!  Please help me figure out a way!  I am going to pray about getting back to the gym and get back in shape.  There are some great resources at The Daniel Plan website…here is an excerpt from Sean Foy.  I want to be Daniel Strong…


By Sean Foy, MA
Daniel Plan Health and Fitness Coach
Daniel Strong = “A pursuit of excellence in body, mind, and spirit for God’s glory.”

We all want to be healthy, fit and happy…but it can be challenging to achieve with our hectic lives. Follow these ten steps from Daniel Plan Fitness Coach Sean Foy to help you become Daniel Strong and make a fitness plan that will work for you. Here are Sean’s tips to help you start and stick with your fitness plan:

1. You can do it!!     The first step in reaching your health and fitness goals of an active, physically fit, Daniel Strong lifestyle, is to begin by believing that you can change. Forget about yesterday – no matter what your previous experiences or attempts to change your fitness habits in the past have been….today is a new day and with God’s help and strength you can do it – one day at a time!

2. Take Fitness Baby Steps One of the best ways to “ease” back into a regular fitness program is to “start small”. Set small realistic goals allowing you the opportunity to “fit” exercise into your daily schedule-as well as increasing your confidence as you accomplish small measurable goals.

3. Select exercises you enjoyI get asked all the time, “What is the best exercise to help me lose weight, get in shape or improve my health? And my answer is always the same –  “The best exercise to help you get fit and stay fit is THE ONE YOU WILL DO!” In other words, choose activities you enjoy – not exercises you find to be boring or drudgery.  Begin with exercises or movements which bring a smile to your face. Whatever brings joy to your heart and soul, you are much more apt to continue.

4. Get in touch with your “fitness personality”… Ask yourself: Do I like to exercise outside, inside, on machines, with others or by myself? Do I like to do other activities when exercising such as reading, praying, worshiping, watching TV, and listening to music? Do I prefer exercising at home or at a gym? Do I like to compete when I exercise (e.g. playing a sport or training for an event)? By asking yourself these questions, you’ll get a better sense of what your “fitness personality” is all about.

5. Forgive!! Be aware of statements that produce self-blame, shame or guilt. “Oh, there you go again missed another exercise session!!” or “You will never change!” Typically, self-blame can spiral into a demoralizing way of thinking that can sabotage even your best efforts. If you miss an exercise session or were inactive for a short period of time, which will happen, don’t beat yourself up! Simply assess your lifestyle at the time and plan to get back into your new Daniel Strong active lifestyle. Maintaining an active healthy lifestyle requires patience, persistence and most importantly forgiveness.

You don’t have to be perfect to be physically fit and Daniel Strong!

6. Take Charge!!“Responsibility can be defined as the ability to choose your response”. Individuals who begin and maintain a Daniel Strong lifestyle recognize their ability and the freedom to choose their response in any situation. But remember, taking personal responsibility for your health and fitness does not imply that you have to do it alone. In fact, taking responsibility for your health and fitness should encourage you to proactively build a support team of good friends around you to encourage, assist and support you along your journey.

7. Plan your exercise before your week beginsGood exercise habits happen because we make them happen. Take a few minutes before your week begins and plan out your week. Schedule “non-negotiable” appointments with yourself – jotting down on your phone or calendar the exact day and time you are committing to move your body. Soon enough, your regular exercise program will be something you cherish, protect and look forward to!

8.  Increase your training slowlyTo help your body become Daniel Strong, slowly and incrementally begin to increase your training by 5-10% every week or every other week, based upon how you are feeling. Progression of your exercise routine is the key to getting into Daniel Strong shape. There are a number of ways to progress your workout such as:

  • Changing the number of repetitions
  • Increasing the duration of exercise
  • Increase the speed of exercise
  • Increase the number of exercises performed
  • Increase the number of sets performed
  • Increase the intensity of exercise-increase the elevation, RPM’s revolutions per minute.
  • Changing equipment or apparatus
  • Decreasing your rest interval
  • Change your position
  • Going from bilateral to unilateral –training one arm or leg at a time vs. both at the same time
  • Add a balance factor-when exercising such as using a ball, BOSU or foam roller.

9. Track your progress Use a small notebook or your mobile device to keep track of your exercise duration, number of exercises, sets, repetitions and weight completed. Also, make note of how you feel before during and after your activities or workouts. If you want to simplify your tracking, check off the day you completed your exercise-and give yourself a pat on the back!

10. Fitness and Friends: Get a workout buddy who is at your level! Getting back into shape and becoming Daniel Strong is always easier with a friend who is at a similar or higher fitness level to you. Enlist the help of friends, family members (even your dog) who you know will be consistent and faithful to exercise with you….this will help you progress together as well as encourage you and keep you accountable.

It doesn’t matter where you begin – what matters is taking that first step and discovering the exercise you enjoy. Start small and make it a regular part of your life.  Just remember to take it one step at a time and win today!    God bless, Coach Sean”

I am going to read these words and go back to the gym this week.  It is all about getting off the couch and getting going.  A first step is better than no steps…I want to do it!  I can do it with God’s help and would love your support.



The Daniel Plan Connection


The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren has been my inspiration recently!  I needed to start taking care of myself and doing a better job of eating right, exercising and focusing on God.  That is why I chose the Daniel Plan…the five elements include FAITH, FOOD, FITNESS, FOCUS, FRIENDS…and I add one – FUN!  My plans were to be perfect over the 40 days we know as LENT…I would eat, exercise, study Bible, pray, and be a completely different person. I started off really strong – I could tell I was losing weight but I got so hung up on how much I was losing that I decided to stop weighing.  I have done a little more exercise than I was but not nearly enough to make a difference.  I have studied Daniel and have read the Daniel Plan and feel really stronger in my faith and I feel that I have inspired others.  I am still not where I wanted to be at the end of the 40 days but I am a lot better than where I was.  I am discouraged but I am also proud.  I have started a Facebook page called the Daniel Plan Connection and I know that our group is supporting each other.  People talk to me about healthy eating and exercise which is kind of funny but they know that I am passionate about it!  I really think this is my ministry.  I know that one of my strengths is inspiring and encouraging others so I feel that my interest in being healthier can be a way to reach out to others!  I just wish I was doing a better job setting an example.  My life is so busy and I don’t make the time for exercise.  I think that I am eating so much healthier and love my food.  I rarely cheat and am really not interested in any bad foods.  I am happy that I am studying Daniel and am really enjoying different Biblical studies, movies, etc. 

So I need to get some inspiration about exercising – any thoughts? I have tons of friends that have invited me to come join them; I have the best trainer in the world and have a great time when I work with her – just don’t tell her…and I like lifting weights and being at the gym.  I just can’t seem to find the time.  I have a teenager and have to take her lots of places and I have a new job, but I still should find some time…I don’t.  Why is it?  I have started praying about having time and taking advantage of my spare time to take care of myself.  I am going to start doing more things at home – that is better than nothing.  I need some inspiration….so that I can have some perspiration! 

3 John 1:2 ESV  Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.




On the road again…to a new and healthier you!

road       So, here I go on another journey…you would think I would be tired as I trudge down the same old road of getting healthier…I have been here before and I am sure I will be here again but I want a different path this time.  I am so tired of going down the wrong road – I mean – I just don’t fail,  but something about losing weight, taking care of myself – I am a complete failure – where did I make the wrong turn?  I want to plan a path of change, something that I can handle that is not to stressful and something that will produce results.  This time I am going to plan my journey so that I don’t veer off course.

This time I have decided to do something different.  I have prayed about how I could be healthier, how I could be better, and how I could lose weight.  I heard someone mention the Daniel Plan and it peaked my interest.  Then I heard it again that same week and someone said they had just started it and loved it!  Then God practically smacks me upside the head…I was standing in line at a Christian bookstore and while I was there I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye—something lime (My favorite color).  I am naturally drawn to that color, so I looked at the title of the book, naturally…It was “The Daniel Plan” a book by Rick Warren (Who also wrote The Purpose Driven Life).  OK God – I get it!  I should explore this is an option.  The five essential parts to the Daniel Plan are Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus & Friends…sounds reasonable.  So I started researching and realized that the Daniel Plan was very similar to the Paleo Diet that I had been successful with last year so I know I can do this.  What I missed last year was the other parts…I need to focus, to utilize my faith in God and to share with my friends.


There were great things on the website www.danielplan.com   Rick Warren and his fabulous team have so many sermons, lessons, verses, inspirations that I know it is the direction that I need to go in!!


Therefore, I decided to start at the beginning of Lent season.  I started a Facebook page called the Daniel Plan Connection, so that I could share information, have a place to discuss when I need a little encouragement and just a place to share recipes, inspirations, funnies, etc.  We are three weeks into this now and I have about 50 friends that have joined my journey.  I still struggle some but not nearly like I did and now I have someone to keep me accountable, to inspire, to share best practices, etc.  If I stray off course – I am encouraged to get back on and I keep chugging along.

I love the food that I am supposed to eat and I am enjoying it!  I do not feel deprived.  I have eased into it by cutting out all white products (Rice, Flour, Bread, Potatoes, etc.)  I am only drinking water and try to drink at least 72 oz. per day.  I have upped my veggies and fruits and am just paying attention to what I eat.  I am getting a little stricter each week.  I plan to start the Daniel Fast next week and it is even a little stricter.  I can do it though if I plan, buy the right groceries, etc.

The Daniel Plan is about so much more than eating though.  I have really started to think about my faith – I have read Daniel and have watched YouTube, Googled, read many translations, started the Beth Moore study on Daniel, and have just grown to LOVE the book of Daniel in the Bible.  It is so intriguing and there are so many things that I never really got from it before.  I have tried to establish a better prayer routine as well.  I pray breath prayers all the time – you know—the ones where you say just a word and God knows what you are saying. My daily prayers used to be when I was driving somewhere.  That was my alone time with God.  You know, I realized that really was not good enough and I needed to treat God better.  I am still struggling to find time to make it special every time, after all he is so special and wonderful and forgiving and I need to treat him more holy!  I love that I am casual with God but I feel a strong sense of needing to be more respectful.  He is God after all!

Well, I hope to be writing more often so that I can encourage, support and inspire you to take care of yourself and take care of the body God gave you – it is the only one you have!  So I think they were missing one Essential Element of the Daniel Plan and that is ….FUN!  When you are taking this journey – make it fun, have get togethers, yoga parties, recipe swaps, Bible Study.  This is the secret passage to a better and healthier you!  Safe travels….

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31




Leigh Christian

Do Your Best – in Everything You Do!


1 Corinthians 9:24-27  The Message (MSG)

24-25 You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

26-27 I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.

I really want to stress that you do NOT have to be number one all the time.  All that God wants is for us to do our best.  Sometimes that does result in us being the best – being recognized as a winner, but not always.  When you are in school, volunteering, competing on a team – you need to do YOUR best!  Put effort into anything you do and go for it.  If you are a runner – don’t expect to run marathons immediately, but start where you are comfortable and keep going.  When I do something – I really like being the best – I take great pride in being number one or the go to person…well there really is nothing wrong with that except sometimes my best is not going to win.  I sometimes get defeated and discouraged when I am not the best at something.  I struggle with exercise because I generally am not the best and more often times than not – I may be the worst.  My form  – well if that is what you can call it – is not perfect; my weights that I lift  – haha really do you have to even ask – not very heavy; my stretches in yoga – that is if I don’t roll over in class unexpectedly – not so great.  The key is to exercise is to do MY best.  I have learned that I can’t compare myself to anyone.  I have bad knees, heart issues, high blood pressure, blood issues…and the list goes on and on.  I probably am not going to be a big winner in a race, or finish in the shortest time or lift the heaviest weights.  I CAN go out there and every day lift more than I did before, I can stretch lower, and do more reps, longer times and just do what I can do!  I haven’t felt the greatest lately and have had too much going on – I chaired relay for life, was in charge of 8th grade class picnic, and many other things and my work is tougher than ever with so many meetings and so much going on!  I haven’t found time to go to the gym…so why haven’t I worked out at home?  I could be doing push ups, burpees, sit ups…but no I didn’t.  I know I am tired but funny thing is that when I actually do exercise – I have more energy than ever.  I haven’t been doing my best in working out and I have to get up and just do it.  I know why Nike uses that for their slogan because I can relate to it so much!  It is hard to sit and overanalyze, and to make so many excuses.  Just get up, make progress.  Do your best!

just do your best

Well, same goes for my Christian life as well.  I read devotions in the morning, maybe a little Bible readying and studying occasionally.  I spent alot of time yesterday in prayer and it felt really good.  I had signed up several times to pray for a spiritual retreat and I thought – how am I ever going to pray for thirty minutes?  I just started talking to God and boy does he listen.  I couldn’t stop.  If you are a friend or family  – I am sure I talked to God about you yesterday.  It felt good!  Why don’t I do that more often?  I love praying and reading my Bible and I am happier and calmer and at peace.  Once again – why am I not doing that more often?  These are simple things!

Mentally – I just need to allow myself time to do these things and not beat myself up if I backslide, fall off the exercise wheel or don’t read my Bible.  God forgives me so often and for much bigger things.  Why can’t I do that for myself.  I know that I need to strive to do everything that I do, to the best of my ability.  Nothing more and nothing less.  My best may be the best sometimes or my best may be the worst sometimes.  It is just important that I get in the game and I keep moving forward.  So with that – I need to get up and get off the computer and go out and do my best….

Physical – just get up and do what you can do the best that you can!

Mental – just push yourself to be better than yesterday, and don’t beat yourself up if you make mistakes.

Spiritual – Pray for God to give you the strength to do the best in all you do!

Prayers for you as you strive to do your best!

Pray for me as I do my best….

Loves & Hugs.


Hebrews 12:1-3  The Message (MSG)  Discipline in a Long-Distance Race

12 1-3 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!




Declutter – do I really have to say very much?  I think you know what I mean.  OK – so if anyone looked in my closet or some of my drawers or cabinets – they would probably call a reality television show – the Hoarders…..well – my closet contains sizes from small to XXL…say what?   How crazy is that? I hate to get rid of anything because maybe I could fit in again….why do we think like that?  First of all – some of those things have been in my closet for years…ok decades…not only do they have dust on the shoulders…they may a little moldy. Amazingly enough – I don’t feel like I have anything to wear.    I plan to start cleaning the closets, going through my stuff and getting organized.

Many people think I am a very organized person.  I can plan, coordinate, collaborate with the best of them, but my own stuff – I just don’t take time.  So it is time to tackle the mess – in my house, at my office, in my car, and most importantly my mind.  Let’s do some decluttering – some real spring cleaning.  So where do I start?  Well – they say it is best to start with something I can do pretty quick that can inspire me…ok – my car….I will clean out my car tomorrow – vacuum, (Get all those crumbs…)  wipe the dust, throw away all the trash – clean the glove compartment….shine the tires, run through the car was – I mean take my car through the car wash – although the running the car wash has always been a dream of mine.  (Sorry I got distracted…)

So I am planning on having a yard sale so I will get some boxes and just start packing up stuff.  I will go through my stuff – one shelf at a time, one drawer at a time, take it piece by piece…not too much at once.  If I do one task every day – I will make progress.  Face it – we all have things we could – Toss, Keep or Sell.  Let’s get started.  So that sounds pretty easy.  I think I am ready for less clutter, less stuff…(secretly thinking I want some new stuff…)

Physically – it all makes sense…mentally – well that seems alot harder.  How do you declutter your mind?


I found this and thought it was great and I also thought I would share some of my thoughts.  When I like to clear my mind – it is usually best to get very relaxed, maybe dark with a little candlelight that has a perfect calming scent.  I like to close my eyes and put a cloth on them so not any light peeks through.  Sometimes I like music – sometimes not.  Then – this is important…just breathe.  I mean in through your nose for ten seconds and blow it out for ten seconds.  Just think about breathing….nothing else.  Focus!  OK, after I have done that for about five seconds, a warm bubble bath – helps me too!  I turn off all electronics (let me tell you – that is a big deal for me!)  I read, I write – journal or blog, I sit on the porch, or maybe I do NOTHING. Sometimes I meditate and every time – I pray.  God can help clear your mind and just rejuvenate you – so let go and let God.  Even when I was younger – I found a private place that I would just go and think.  I had the perfect little hill that overlooked a lake and had beautiful wildflowers – it was my place.  Find one for yourself.


This to help with your change…

Physical – Plan your work, work your plan… Determine what you want to clean up and clear out – declutter.  Start slow, have successes and keep at it!

Mental – Find a way to relax.  I have a friend who is helping keep me accountable.  She texts me at 9:00 pm every night to make sure that I have decluttered my mind.  (Thanks Rebecca!)

Spiritual – Find “your place” and let God help you relax and focus on him.

Prayers for you as you focus on breathing and decluttering your life!

Pray for me that I declutter –  mentally, physically and spiritually.

Love ya,


Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7