Thursday, November 1, 2012

My "A HA" Moment
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The other day my husband and I were walking and having a chance to talk~


If you are a parent, or around children often, you know how precious that time is!   LOL :) We were talking about our kids, our jobs, church, etc. After listening to something the day before, I had taken the time to reflect on who I was and who I wanted to be remembered as…
I think many of us do this from time to time.

I had a confession… I am NOT all about fitness!

WAIT... HOLD UP!!  It's crazy, I know!

I workout daily, I eat well ~most days ;) ~, I hold Challenges so that other people can stay motivated on their own fitness journey. So~ what is my deal?!?!
I am not all about fitness, but I LOVE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE!!! 100%, HANDS DOWN~I love being the cheerleader. I love celebrating what society might deem as small moments, because, honestly, those small moments are the ones that build GIGANTIC ones!
I also love the Lord with all my heart! I truly desire to not only serve Him in my daily life, but to share His precious love and gift with others knowing how His Word, His presence is LIFE!!!

One amazing thing about my journey with Beachbody Coaching is that I get to choose my team: what it looks like, how we inspire and train each other. I want a team built on the foundation of Jesus Christ & His Living Word! One FULL of the fruit of His Spirit~ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. One where we can share our joys and our struggles, knowing that there is someone on the other side of the computer or phone ready to encourage, or support you, offer you a scripture, pray with you.
So I’m asking for you to prayerfully consider joining my team~ Team Zoe. It is not for everyone, I totally understand that. That is why I ask you to pray. I know how much you already have on your plate and everything you are doing is AMAZING!! I want what is right for you, your family, your time, etc.  I will not push you ~feel free to send your friends my way if you don't want to sign up ;)  ~ But, If you LOVE encouraging other people (as I know you do), if you have or are on your own fitness journey or just want to start a journey (as I know you are or hope to be on one), if you want to make some great money, earn great trips and prizes (who doesn't) then Beachbody is the perfect company for you to be a part of!! The workouts, the trainers, the nutrition and meal replacement shake are hands down the best on the market!!
Beachbody has been instrumental in my life in so many ways… it gave me a way to help out financially, it allowed me to stay home with my children and spend more time with my family instead of working out of the house, it’s programs (nutrition, schedule, dvds, trainers) along w/ my determination got me into the best shape of my life, and it’s coaches had encouraged & supported & believed in me the way I want to for others.
And if you want to be a part of a team, family, group that will encourage you, support you, and pray with you then my team of coaches, Team Zoe, is the perfect place for you to join! :)
I would love to know what you liked best and set up a time to actually talk to you about what this opportunity looks like, how exactly one is a coach and how it would fit into your schedule!
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Do You Dream About?

What do you dream about?

I have often heard/read how King Solomon was asked by God for anything he wanted... ANYTHING he wanted...
and Solomon chose wisdom, wisdom to govern the people that God entrusted to him.

There was one thing that I always missed when reading that part of history. This all occurred while King Solomon slept... WHILE HE SLEPT!

That might not seem extremely profound to you, but to me it was significant. I don't know about you, but for myself, the thing(s) that I am focusing on the most in my life or even sometimes the thing(s) that I am not receiving in my life (probably b/c I am focusing on NOT receiving them) I will dream about. I am talking about the inner most thoughts... sometimes the uncontrolled thoughts that go on while we sleep.

King Solomon said this to God... “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. 7 Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

Even while he slept, he was humble... humbled that God chose him to serve, humbled that he really didn't know what he was doing and wanted help and guidance. And, while he slept, he asked for wisdom!!!

So, I ask again... what do you dream about?

I know for myself, the nights that I go to bed with praises to my King on my lips and in my thoughts are what I will dream about at night... I wake up with a song on my lips! I start off the day praising the Lord Most High! :)

When I really press in to what God wants for my life... bringing others to His awesomeness, forgiveness, love, joy, peace... I dream about exactly that.

But, when I am surrounding my thoughts with things that are totally unrelated to Him, to His goodness and mercy, sometimes even negative things or worries in my life, I will dream about those. Please don't get me wrong... I am practicing my choreography for the TurboKick round I am going to teach and sometimes I go to bed thinking about the moves that I will use in class... it's not that this is a bad thing to dream about...

what it really boils down to is this...
Where are our thoughts... are we worried, are we disorganized in our thinking, have we lost our way,
are we keeping our eyes on His calling, are we keeping our eyes on what the Word says about us and our situations, are we keeping our eyes on His LOVE AND MERCY?!?!?!?!?

I know how I am going to go to bed tonight... with praise on my lips and a smile on my face b/c I KNOW whose MIGHTY hands I am in!!!! Because I know that the Lord speaks to me even while I dream!

What are you going to dream about, my friend?

thanks Pastor Richard for an amazing lesson!

Monday, January 9, 2012


"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." Proverbs 18:21

We all might remember a saying we learned when we were kids, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"... ummmm... WRONG!!! When I was a school teacher, at the beginning of the year, I did an activity called Freddie. I drew a picture of a boy named Freddie on a large piece of paper. He was completely flat. No wrinkles. No tears. I had each student go around and say something that someone had said to them that hurt their feelings & then they had to crinkle a piece of the paper. By the time we got around the circle, Freddie was a crumpled up, wad of paper. Nothing like where we started. Then we had to go around and say something that someone said to us that made us feel good. By the time we got around the room, Freddie was visible to us again, but there were lots of wrinkles and tears when he used to be smooth.
The lesson learned...
The words we say to people make a HUGE impact on them whether we believe it or not... whether we apologize or not.
"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." Proverbs 18:21.
I want to speak LIFE into people: my husband, my children, my family & friends! "Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24
My prayer comes straight from the Word... "Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips." Psalm 141:3
Let me speak LIFE to all those I encounter!!! Are you with me?!?!