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Blog posts : "faith"

A lesson from my kids about bravery...

Ever learn more from a lesson you give your kids than they do?

Me too.

Yesterday my son asked me to pray that he would be brave. I told him yes of course, but also told him that bravery isn’t always something you have. I told him that bravery is often being afraid but choosing to do something …

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Holiday and Food Allergies... When Anxiety Replaces Joy

Allergy Friendly ThanksgivingYou know the anticipation of holiday gatherings... the family, the friends, the food... the love, the laughter, the beautiful messes... all of the imperfect perfection that is family and togetherness, memory making, and the joy and excitement that comes with it?

Well, food allergies have nearly s…

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when you're suffocating in your blessings...

Talk about feeling guilty...

Everything around you is a blessing. Family. A good job. Provision. A home for yourself and your family. Clothes on your backs. And yet, you feel burdened. As though you're suffocating from these blessings that others would give anything for.

Afraid... that you're …

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Lessons for a runDisney Newbie

There really is no place like Walt Disney World. The sights, the smells, the carefree ambience, the magic… just gives me ALL the feels!

And I learned at the Princess Half Marathon weekend that running at Disney is a whole different, magical experience in itself. It was AH-MAY-ZING to say th…

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My Solo runDisney Experience

Hi, my name is Kristin, and I am a new runDisney addict.

Ok so maybe not (because I can’t afford it!), but I’m definitely hooked and cannot WAIT to go back for my next runDisney event! It was so perfect, starting with my drive there. I went by myself, which I struggled with a bit because I’v…

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A dream is just a wish, until you make it a goal...

If you've been following my FB or IG, you may have noticed that I've had some commitment issues with Core de Force. I tried to start it in November, but it was too soon after getting my appendix removed. So then I tried to start it again in this month, and I have my first half marathon at Disney com…

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Why my children NEED me to workout...

I don't know how many time I've heard, how many times I've SAID myself, "I don't have time to workout because... my kids need me, I am too busy between home and work demands, I'm too tired when I do have some time, I feel guilty taking time to workout, blah blah blah." If anyone understands what it'…

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wrecked...

This song absolutely wrecked me today. I've been struggling this week... really struggling. Trying to understand why certain things are happening. Trying to understand certain things in my own life. And I just can't. I don't feel like I am equipped to be where I am in my life right now, in all areas…

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Is Your Comfort Zone really a Fear Trap?

Are you living in your comfort zone?

If you are, let me ask you this… is it really a comfort zone? Or is it a fear trap in disguise?

What I used to consider my “safe place” or my “comfort zone,” I now realize was actually a FEAR trap. My HIDING place. I thought I was comfortable, because I t…

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Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't.

Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't. 

I'm not going to tell you to love yourself. We've all heard it, we all know we're supposed to do it. But quite frankly, it's not that simple. If it were, insecurities and depression would be much less common. Suicide would be more rare…

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21 Day Fix Extreme - Progress Report

I am on my 3rd attempt at doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme program, according to the schedule, while following the meal plan. The first 2 attempts I did not follow through on. They were both around the holidays, I didn't have good meal plans in place, I kept getting off schedule and/or missing the worko…

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What the Turkey Trot means to me...

Sometimes you have to experience the inability to do something in order to appreciate having the ability, or even to have a desire to do it when you are able to.  That's what the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning means to me.

This morning I ran in my local Turkey Trot's 10K, and I literally al…

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I Choose Truth

Driving to work this morning I heard Natalie Grant, one of my favorite singers, on the radio talking about how she got started with Hope For Justice, an organization that helps rescue girls from human trafficking.  Within 2 minutes I was bawling.  She was telling a story of a time that her and her h…

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I am not enough...

Driving home from having one of the best days ever with my kids, a song came on the radio with the lyrics "Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place," and I broke down in tears.  Although today has been amazing, this week has been extremely difficult, mentally and emotionally, and I ha…

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Kicking Fears in the FACE!

 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

There is something incredibly freeing in doing something you're afraid of.  I was terrified of doing this blog, starting this fitness coaching journey, and putting myself out there…

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