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You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

We put our bodies through a lot, don’t we? Whether we run,  walk, lift weights, exercise, don’t exercise, eat, don’t eat, sleep, don’t sleep…our bodies feel it all. I’ve gone through several before and after periods of life. Before and after an eating disorder, before […]

Is Your Peace Protected?

 The juice of one lime, two teaspoons of honey, and hot water in an oversized coffee mug. Sip after sip comforts the spirit and warms the heart.  A torrent of rain pounds the roof drowning out the sound of America’s Got Talent.  Popcorn made the […]

What’s So Important About Choices?

A freak accident took over our 4th of July celebration.  Netflix is cued up, popcorn is on the stove, and hot chocolate is next on my agenda. I open the cabinet door, and before I can react, a ceramic Christmas plate from the top shelf […]

Do You Trust Your Training?

“The bar is loaded for Alida Sharp, 260lbs.” I make one last adjustment to my belt as I advance toward the bar.  I’m staring down at a weight I’ve never lifted before. But, I trust my training.  I have confidence it will move, and it […]

25 Things I Can Control

My dog killed a squirrel this morning.  Nothing is safe if it gets within her reach. Birds, lizards, and now a squirrel. I have no control over her actions. She barks too loud, she likes to play even when we’re tired, and she’s a hunter. […]

Psalm 20 A Prayer For Us All

After a week of heavy-heartedness, I have a sense that we need something—a prayer for us all.  Many times when I am at a loss for words, I pray using scripture. Have you ever tried that? Using God’s words is a powerful way to pray. […]

True Strength is a Mindset

I wholeheartedly believe that a woman’s true strength is a mindset. I’ve been studying Jael lately. Her short story is found in chapter four of Judges. At first glance, Jael’s tale is one of remarkable physical strength. Yet, it goes much deeper than that.  Her […]