Ditching Distractions

Ditching Distractions

Life moves at a pace where it's difficult to keep up most of the time. There are so many diversions. Staying focused can just be hard at times. Well, for me, it's problematic most of the time. Take a look at this video and see if you can relate...Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Me, too.I'm tired of the noise. Of the pace. Of the chaos. I long for peace. For clarity. For God's presence. You, too? ...

God Alone Suffices

God Alone Suffices

It's a Motivational Monday for our Freedom Tastes Better followers and we want to share it here as well.  This week I want to share with you a prayer that I read the past week by St. Teresa of Avila. It has caused me to stop and think on several occasions. Let's look at the truth in this prayer line by line. "Let nothing disturb you."So many times, I can let ...

Forgiving the Fat Girl

Forgiving the Fat Girl

As I journeyed down this road of recovering from food addiction, I encountered a lot of things I didn't expect. What I'm going to share with you is one of the things I'm still working through. It's fresh and it's hard. Shame is hard to shake. It shows up every single time I look at a picture from over a year ago. I see the fat girl. She seems to cry out every single time I look at her, "Save me." I feel the hot rush of emb ...

What are You Really Trading?

What are You Really Trading?

If you've joined us for the Freedom Tastes Better Challenge, by now, I'm sure you have run into those days when you just want to throw in the towel and quit this challenge. You've cursed my name as you stood in front of the refrigerator staring at the cheese drawer. You've had a moment at the pantry thinking you might surely die if you didn't have that piece of chocolate. It's just one little piece.  That one little piece can be so much tro ...

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY #2

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY #2

We are hosting our second Freedom Tastes Better Giveaway! We are in the home stretch of the 31-day challenge and want to encourage you in your journey to a new you in a new year. Part of choosing freedom and moving toward a healthier version of you is MOVING. So this is our "Get Moving Giveaway!" Check out what we're giving away: Here's what's included in our giveaway:A Fitbit Charge Wireless A ...

A Living Sacrifice

Sacrifice is a tough word in our culture. When the writers of the Bible penned this word, it meant something entirely different. In our culture, we view sacrifice at times as giving up a trip to Starbucks or some other comfort in order to choose something else. In Biblical culture, sacrifice meant the loss of life. A transaction to cover the penalty for disobeying the law. Something gave its very life away. All of its life. The Greek word means "v ...

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY!

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY!

We are excited to announce our first Freedom Tastes Better Challenge Giveaway! When you're making healthier choices, you need new kitchen tools. So, we've put together a bundle of awesomeness for your kitchen. Here's what's included in the Kitchen Bundle Giveaway: A Kamenstein 20-jar revolving spice rack that incudes free spice refills--because eating well deserves to have some flavor. ($40 value) A Cupanion glass water bottle with ...

As You Are

I think it's important for me to tell you something today. Lean in. This is vital. Do you know how much you are loved? As you are. You are loved.  There. I said it. Now, I know you probably don't really believe that it's true. If you're anything like me, you have a long list of the things you'd like to change about yourself. You'd like different hair, smaller pants, fewer wrinkles, less flabby arms, bigger biceps. Ok, just some biceps. I'd also ...

Freedom Tastes Better Challenge

It’s about that time. You know, the time you promise yourself you’re going to have a different kind of start to the year. You’re going to get your health under control. That’s what I said to myself year after year after year. And I always failed. Until this past January. Something was different this time around. For several months I wrestled with God about what I knew He was calling me to do. I knew my relationship with food w ...