Everything I know about health and wellness was built on a foundation laid for me by my stepmom, Donna Schuller. She always taught me and my siblings that a healthy family leads to a happy life, because nothing is more heartbreaking or distracting that illness. When we feel bad, it affects every aspect our lives. Her solution: lead our family in a wellness lifestyle based on nutrition, exercise, preventative medicine, healthy emotions and prayer. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that she has just published a new book called Healthy Family. Happy Life. I can’t wait to read it! She has graciously allowed me to post her introduction below. Enjoy! HINT: If you order now, you can get it in time for Mother’s Day. Talk about an awesome gift!
Easter is one of the most highly attended church services around the world. Last year, I posted advice for how to dress for Easter. It was one of my most popular posts. This year, I asked some of my friend’s with kids for their advice on how to dress for Easter. Check out these adorable kiddos!
Here’s 5 things you may not know about Easter that culminate in a powerful message: Jesus values women! On Easter Sunday, men will flood the pulpits with messages about Jesus. Women will consider what to wear to church on Easter Sunday and arrange egg hunts for their children. It will be one of the most highly attended church services of the year celebrating the message “He is Risen!” The message of Jesus will be the same as centuries before, and yet there are a few things people will not know about Easter. How did Jesus celebrate the first Easter?
God often speaks through dreams. I had a dream this week that I want to share. My hope is that it will encourage others as it has encouraged me. You are invited to practice your dream interpretation skills. I will offer a dream interpretation of my own.
The first woman your daughter will ever see as beautiful… is YOU. She will watch you comb your hair, put on your make-up, get dressed and then look yourself over in the mirror. She will look for a model of true beauty. You may not think she’s watching… but, she’s watching everything. She sees the times you pinch your thighs and wince. She notices when look at your side profile, while sucking in your gut. When you look at your face applying gloss to pouty lips, she’s watching. When you feel pretty, it shows in your countenance, and she can tell. She can tell that she’s found true beauty.
The world’s first normal “Barbie” doll is making headlines this week for reaching it’s fundraising goals in its first day. Lammily, named for its founder Nickolay Lamm, has the dimensions of an average nineteen year old girl. The company’s tagline is “Average is Beautiful.” If you’ve read the chapter “Beauty” from my book, God and Boobs, then you know that I think every woman is beautiful. I love this tagline!
Cate Blanchett stole the show at the 2014 Oscars for exuding both beauty and brains. Cate had the courage to exalt women in an evening that centered around male actors (the first award was for best supporting male actor and the last individual award for best male actor.) Her acceptance speech for her role in Blue Jasmine was compelling, brave and honest. Plus, her dress was gorgeous. Proving a woman can have both beauty and brains. Let’s talk stats…
I’ve received numerous requests from women who want to hold a God and Boobs book discussion with their friends. Many have asked for a book discussion guide to help facilitate discussion. Get your online God and Boobs FREE Discussion Guide. This book discussion guide is designed to encourage friendship through intimate sharing and reading reflection. This is not a Bible-study; however Bible references are listed and reading is encouraged.
I was taught abstinence at my Christian high school and college. I was primarily taught that the goal of abstinence was to “save myself” for my future husband. My very real, tangible, daily, sexual desire was on hold for some mystical, vaporous ideal of a man. I hadn’t even considered how it would affect me that women now marry later – into their late twenties and early thirties, if at all. It didn’t matter how long I would have to wait for sex, I would wait as long as need be, because the nucleus of my sexuality was a man. In my heart of heart’s I believed: It’s my job to practice abstinence, so that I will be pure for the man God has chosen for me to marry. I owe my future husband the gift of virginity.
As we continue our trusting God series, we will look at a third belief that helps us with trusting God. If we believe that God is good, and therefore wants the best for us, then it helps us to trust in God despite what we feel, observe or experience in the present. The tricky part to trusting God has to do with how we measure goodness. Is ‘good’ something I want? Like a piece of candy? Or, is ‘good’ something that is in my best interest? Like an apple?