• Advent,  Body,  Christmas,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    Love Like This

    Holidays are exciting and challenging all at the same time. I was visiting with my friend and publisher Jeremy regarding my upcoming book release of “Just As You Are.” I had shared with him that now is a hard time to get things done in promoting my book with Christmas a week away. Jeremy said, “Lisa you are a teacher, and my wife and I as well as others need to hear how do you survive the holidays; such as shopping, Christmas cards, or getting a long with loved ones at holiday gatherings.” Prior to my conversation I had just posted on my Face Book Ministry Page a Scripture verse…

  • Body,  Health,  Life

    Desperation (A Journey Back to Health)

    My journey took a desperate turn in the fall of last year, I felt tired, bloated, and ached all over. I couldn’t sleep at night for it would hurt to lie down. I began to pray, “God if you want me to continue to write Bible Studies and make videos, I need your help with my health to have the energy to do so. I wanted to do God’s will, but I needed His help in order to do so. My friends, this is a great place to be and I believe it is exactly where God wanted me to be. One afternoon I received a text from my friend…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Soul

    A Road Block (A Journey Back to Health)

    Have you traveled along in life and suddenly came upon a road block? That is how I would describe my health these last four years after giving up gluten. I had been feeling so much better, but would notice in the fall, that I was so inflamed and bloated. I would usually gain two dress sizes and about 10-12 lbs. I usually would scratch my head and wonder why. I love fresh fruit and vegetables and would eat a steady diet of them. I do not have a sweet tooth and would naturally gravitate to salty and spicy foods. I did not eat a lot of carbs, because I enjoyed…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Soul

    Gluten Free – Now What? (A Journey Back to Health)

    After my doctor’s appointment, my mind was made up to go all in on becoming gluten free. The first thing I did was to go through my pantry and cupboards to find out what contained gluten. In the evenings, I would research how to read labels and what food items to stay away from. I must be honest I was overwhelmed, for gluten was in a lot of things and sometimes were hidden in things such as the Carmel coloring in food items. Once I told my family the plan to go gluten free they were happy for me, but not excited about joining me. I assured them they didn’t…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    A Household of Three – A Journey Back to Good Health

    When I was in my late twenties, a year following the birth of our second daughter, I was struggling with energy and constant tiredness. Now I realize this is typical for moms to be tired after chasing two little ones around, but the tiredness I felt was very different. I had read some articles in women’s magazine regarding an underactive thyroid, and thought it was worth asking the doctor if my thyroid was working properly. I was thankful the doctor thought it was worth checking into and did a standard blood test. The results came back that my thyroid was okay. However, I had always wondered if I should have…