• 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…

  • Church,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    So Now What?

    In Genesis, when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they appeared naked, became ashamed and hid. God asks them why they were hiding. He knew, but wanted Adam and Eve to acknowledge the truth. This is the case for us today in the Church. It doesn’t matter the denomination. Sin has crept into the leadership of our churches. The secret in the churches today are entangled in gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, greed, anger and lust. The truth is coming out bigly regarding the sins of the leaders; unfortunately it has been there for a while. In the last two years, I have researched about what was going on…

  • 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…