Category Archives: Design for Health

She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens… Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 31:14-14, 25

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

I believe that as followers of Jesus Christ we should do the best job we can within our means to steward our bodies to the glory of God. I believe the issues of health and nutrition are very important. As a wife and mother, it is likely that you will be the one making most of the decisions about what to buy and how to fix it. Consequently, it is a good idea to take seriously this opportunity to bless your husband and children!

In fact, a design for health is needed.

It is my desire to encourage responsible thinking and thoughtful approaches to your family’s health and nutrition. As you develop your own design for health, it is important to remember that food, diet, and lifestyle can be a touchy subject. I recognize that people have tremendous personal freedom to eat and steward their bodies as their conscience allows before God. In no way is my intention to create dogmatic, legalistic standards, and I hope such attitudes are not conveyed here.

But, more than ever, it is true that we have a great need to take responsibility and actively design for health! In our fast food, frenetic, convenient culture, wives and mothers would likely benefit by slowing down long enough to create an approach to healthy living.

We need to have a design for health: a plan for how we approach the area of good nutrition and exercise within our families.

The goal of this topic is to encourage responsible thinking in the area of good nutrition, exercise, overall fitness, and health. But, remember, everything we do should be done in faith. You should be at peace with the stewardship decisions you make for your family as you learn and apply and incorporate different health and nutrition information into your personal design for health!

Real Food Christmas Cookie Exchange

Snickerdoodles Ladies, it’s finally time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us!  I am looking forward to adding some new Christmas cookie recipes to my repetoire–because I don’t have many.

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Red Rooibos Spice Chai Tea

Image by wertheim via Flickr It is time to hunker down with something hot to drink here in east Tennessee.  It’s a balmy 29 degrees at 3:45pm.  I. Am. Cold.  I hate being cold–even if I am from the north.  … Continue reading

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Dangers of the Birth Control Pill

Out of deep, genuine concern over a general lack of knowledge regarding how the birth control pill works, the dangers, and it’s potential risks, and because of an article I just recently read, I wanted to post a helpful link … Continue reading

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Upcoming Real Food Christmas Cookie Exchange

Last year I had the opportunity to host my first ever Christmas Cookie Exchange.  It was so much fun to get together with a bunch of fellow Army wives while taste testing cookies and other appetizers and playing games. I … Continue reading

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Soaked Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Given the pumpkin kick we’re on, when I saw this recipe for pumpkin baked oatmeal, I knew I had to try it.  So, in Kelly-fashion, I took it and turned it into a soaked recipe, for improved nutrition.  It did … Continue reading

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Making Herbs Simple, Vol. 1 Giveaway

I announced the winner for Frugal Granola’s Herbal Nurturing ebook giveaway earlier today! I mentioned last week that I would share with you what herbs I use, how & why I use them, and where I purchase them.  I decided … Continue reading

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Herbal Nurturing Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Christina, the winner of Herbal Nurturing! For those of you that didn’t win, Michele is offering a generous 25% discount for the book to my readers until this Friday, November 19th at 11:59pm.  Simply enter the coupon code … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading

I’ve been terribly inconsistent with posting good posts/articles from around the web each week–forgive me!  I hope you’ll glean something from these this weekend. The Amazing Grace of God – Watch until the end.  I promise you’ll at least be … Continue reading

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(Current) Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Image via Wikipedia I love fall time for many reasons, and high on my list is the fact that I can pull out pumpkin recipes.  I just brought home two home grown pie pumpkins last weekend (they were free!) and … Continue reading

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Stocking an Herbal Medicine Cabinet & Herbal Nurturing Giveaway

The winner for The Graham Family Ministries 12 Week Holiday Planner is Shirley.  Expect an email from me today!  Congratulations! Here in east Tennessee, the weather has begun to turn and we have been fighting colds over the last three … Continue reading

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