Category Archives: Nutrition News and Views

Thank you!

Thank you, so much, for all of the emails I received encouraging me and asking me to encourage you!
My trek continues…to discover where God is leading me…the path He wants me to travel (with Him, of course…)  and I am becoming more and more excited about this path!

The details are not clear to me, and I ask God to clarify His Will.
What I am seeing, is that I need to:
1. Find my place in our church (St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Michigan.)
We worship there faithfully and support many programs; I find a “need” though to                        discover my “calling” in that place.

2.  To re-visit my health concerns and create a plan.
My goals are to:
a. Lose 10 pounds
b. To have tight control over my blood glucose
c. To create a new and improved exercise/work-out plan to support                                                         my next goal which is~

3. To train and compete in races and triathlons this coming year and kick my performance                “up a notch!”  In order to do this, I need to:
a. List the races and triathlons that I plan to compete in
b. Create my work-out plan that incorporates those who will                                                                     support me mentally, physically and Spiritually!

What does YOUR plan look like?  I would love to hear from you and support you as you travel down YOUR path!


I’m B-A-C-K; Are YOU?

I have been away for a while; actually, I think it has been a few years? Where have I been? That is the question I have been asking myself!
As I reflect on these last few years, I recall a lot of swimming, biking, running, triathlons, races, and so on…
As the official “season” for me is almost over, (still have the Iron Turkey to run), I am ready to re-group and re-visit my athletic life.
In addition to my athletic life, family, education and most important; my Spiritual life has been a forerunner to me.
Where am I going with all this? I don’t know…but that is my trek…to discover where God is leading me…the path He wants me to travel (with Him, of course…)

Where have YOU been the past few years? What path have you been following?
Is it a path that nourishes you? What does that look like to you?
I would love to hear about YOUR path! Please leave a reply or email me at as we travel our own paths together.

MORE Empty Space?


My “space” filled up quickly from my last post. I became busy again with swimming, biking, running and  training for everything I could think of.  That, plus teaching, being a wife, mom, gramma and great gramma…

Well, I am now typing this post with one finger (instead of two) as I ran last Saturday, slipped on black ice and broke my arm!  And…I am now “blest” with more empty space.

Spring began two days ago; I am ever so thankful of that!  We are all anxious to see signs of Spring; the daffodils poking their sweet little heads through the soil, birds chirping at sunrise and the days getting longer.  So far, the only sign of Spring is that the days are getting longer.  Oh yes, and I have two ants crawling around on my kitchen counter…another sure sign that Spring is here.  🙂

Back to my “empty space.” I shall fill it up with Spring! Spring cleaning pops in my head; closets that need the winter clothes removed and fresh spring clothes to replace them. Drawers to be sorted through; the pantry to be purged; the bed mattress turned; you get the picture and now I do too!  😉

I will not be able to swim or bike for a while, but I am running a bit on an indoor track.
Somehow, I am certain my empty space will fill up again…but, I pray that it will be filled up wisely this time.

Please Jesus, fill it with your will for my life.

Empty Space?

As I continue my journey to fill my space, I am reminded of the pure joy of having space left unfilled…

Does all my space need to be accounted for? NOPE! I have come to curl up in the unclaimed space and just rest in the peacefulness; and learned what a gift it is…open time and open space…to day dream in, to pray in, to do absolutely nothing in…

This next week I am going to be especially mindful of these unclaimed spaces in my life.  Perhaps I will journal about them and perhaps I will simply receive them as a gift and say “thank you.”

What do YOUR spaces look like?  What are you learning from them?

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