Showing posts with label weight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weight. Show all posts

Saturday, December 27, 2014

It's Here!

I'm so excited to announce my debut women's fiction is now up for purchase. Thank you, Pen-L Publishing. Many have placed a pre-order with them, and hopefully, you already have your copy in hand.

For those who didn't pre-order, you can now get immediate shipping, or go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the Pen-L Publishing book store, or at your local bookseller.

How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?


     LACEY CHANDLER helps her mother, her sister, her friend, and then she binges on food and wonders is there really a God?

     BETTY CHANDLER hates being handicapped and useless, so she lashes out at the daughter that helps, and the God who doesn’t seem to care.

     TOBY WHEELER loves being police chief in Wharton Rock, but when the devil invades the small town, he can’t release control.


Is God enough in Wharton Rock?
Purchase link at Pen-L is

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Link Giveaway

Worth Her Weight is available now for pre-order at   For all who pre-order, it can be purchased at a 10% discount before Christmas.

Several wonderful blogs are helping me get out the word this week about the pre-order discount. Here's a list of the blog links and what you'll find there. Scroll to the bottom of this list to find how you might win a copy of the new book.

Friday, Dec. 5  Ada Brownell's blog
On it, you'll find a devotion used in Divine Dining Weight Controllers class to help you with  a  healthy, God-driven lifestyle.
Saturday, Dec. 6 Patti Shene's Patti's Porch blog
I give my personal testimony of how I lost 95 lbs. For a comment on this blog, you might win a free copy of your choice of  Divine Dining or Worth Her Weight.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 Beverly Stowe McClure's blog
Here you'll find an excerpt from the book, Worth Her Weight

Thursday, Dec. 11, Ane Mulligan's blog
Here you'll read chapter one of Worth Her Weight.

Friday, Dec. 12 Melanie Robertson-King's blog
The main character of Worth Her Weight has to learn a whole new way of eating. She shares a dessert recipe with you.

Monday, Dec. 15 Cherie Brubach

Friday, Dec. 19 Lillian Duncan
Main character shares a New Years recipe.

Anyone that leaves a comment below and tells me which of the above blogs that you read and tell me something about it will go in a drawing to win a copy of Worth Her Weight as soon as it releases.

Log in again tomorrow in case I add new blogs. Also you can comment and enter to win up to 7 times if you tell me something about another of the blogs above that you read.

Don't miss this chance. Be the first to get a new release.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Cover Reveal of Worth Her Weight

How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God's love and healing when she believes she's fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Is she Worth Her Weight?

 Brown's debut inspirational women's fiction. Available for preorder before Christmas at
Watch for the date.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Summer Eating

SUMMERTIME! What does that mean for you? Does it mean BALLGAMES? MEMORIAL DAY? WEDDINGS? REUNIONS? GARDENING? THE SWIMMING POOL? BBQs? ROAD TRIPS and VACATIONS? Now is the time to PLAN AHEAD for the upcoming summer season.


Savor the summer and make it last with healthy eating and wise choices while we focus on fun, not food.

If you are like me, you have a list of summer chores to do. I am excited to get going on several projects, but when I think of ALL the chores and projects I need to do, I get discouraged and want to procrastinate. There are also fun things I want to do this summer, so I shall look at those as rewards for doing what's necessary. I can work on tasks one day at a time, chunk them down, and reward myself (not with food) when each job gets done. I have some resting to do as well because that's all part of the summer refresh myself mentally and spiritually.  Summer offers many opportunities to move more. Think of your tasks as extra activity.


Where does watching what we eat fit with these busy months called summer?
1.     Set a goal for our weight by October.

2.     Break that into bite-size stops along the way.  (Pun intended).

3.       Reward ourselves with NON-FOOD rewards for our day-by-day accomplishments.

4.      Move more and eat more summer produce.

5.      Have fun.

6.      Enjoy summer.

Don’t use summer as an excuse to overeat. Don’t get the “vacation mentality.” Breaking your routine in work or school schedules doesn’t require a break from relying on God to lead us to healthy lifestyle choices. Wellness living enhances vacations and BBQs.

Summer is NOT the time to let our food-watching slide

Let's have the BEST summer ever...healthier...fitter...and journeying to our goals. Proclaim this the summer of God and me defeating this “vacation mentality” for good.


Pray for help….

Choose life….





Or walk, or jog, or bike, or climb a mountain….




Saturday, May 11, 2013

Little Is Much

But me, I have little to offer
Though I follow the Lord's command
But even little can be much
When put into Jesus' hand.    

Jesus changes things. In His hands, small insignificant seeds of obedience flourish and a small amount of bread feeds thousands.    

God magnifies little changes in anything we do. When I viewed my two-hundred-fifty pound body, losing enough weight seemed like a colossal feat.

I reached the point where I admitted my powerlessness and turned the problem to the Lord. In His hands, it's amazing what can be accompished. Change what you can, and wait for God to move.

God is the author of growing small things into big and big things into small. Look at the seeds we plant that become mighty crops. God points out the smallest seed of all as His example.

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hinder to yonder place; and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
                           Matthew 17:19-20

    My positive thinking (believing I can do it) is as a mustard seed in the hands of the Lord.
Thought to remember:

Food is not the cure for your pain.

Freedom, not bondage, is what we seek.
I asked my Divine Dining class this week what changes they'd made since we started the class to help them live a healthier life. Here's a few of the answers.
    1. I start my day with prayer.
    2. I've stopped eating after dinner except for maybe a fruit.
    3. I'm eating smaller portions and more vegetables.
    4. I think I'm more conscious of how important it is to God.
WHave you made small changes? What others can you start? Has God helped you accomplish something big? Let me hear from you.