Give Jesus Center-stage in Your Totally Healthy Living Plan

Give Jesus Center-stage in Your Totally Healthy Living Plan

While I lay in bed with tears streaming down my face, I tried to figure out how to move forward with my life and keep my gym job… I realized that all I accomplished was by the grace of God, not of my own works.

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Happy Heart Month!

Happy Heart Month!

This month is National Heart Health Month and our #COMMITYOURHEART Movement at Be Totally Fit for Life! If you’ve noticed red dresses around the ‘net, hopefully you realize it’s not because of Valentine’s Day. It is about Heart Health Awareness. As many of you know, but some of you will discover, I have an autoimmune disease that affects my heart and blood vessels. In 2017 […]

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Walking Evelyn Home

Walking Evelyn Home

By Arlene Hopkins with Charlaine Martin Image by Camilo Jaminez from Unsplash. The ambulance pulled up in silence with only its beacon flashing into our senior community nestled behind the local Catholic church. As residents slept in the early morning hours, paramedics came for a large woman in her late 70’s. Her pale complexion highlighted her stressed condition. Skilled paramedics wheeled the gurney, which held […]

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Going on a PawPaw Hunt

Going on a PawPaw Hunt

We couldn’t wait to taste our prize, the only native fruit in Michigan when we arrived home.

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The Joining Together of Squirrel and Mouse:

The Joining Together of Squirrel and Mouse:

Our spouses need a loving best friend-partner in life adventures, not a critical parent figure to whip him or her into shape.

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Let the Adventure Begin!

Let the Adventure Begin!

Photo by Quinn Neitfeld from Unsplash. Awesome mountain peaks passed beneath us at 11,000 feet above sea level, a glorious sight to behold from our yellow Lancair single-engine plane. The scene took my breath away. Was it just the scenery? A tightness gripped me as if someone reached into my chest and squeezed my heart—hard—for a few minutes. “Hon. My chest hurts. I’m having trouble […]

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What Really Matters? Sharing Your Faith in Troubled Times

What Really Matters? Sharing Your Faith in Troubled Times

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels 2020 is a year most people want to forget, and understandably so. This year will go down in history as one filled with what many called plagues of biblical proportions: a deadly virus wiped out over 663,000  people worldwide (New York Times), two massive waves of locust swarms spread across Africa through Israel, murder hornets supposedly monstrous with deadly stings entered the […]

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