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Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

When we think of weight loss, we consider two huge factors: Diet and exercise. Exercise is obviously very important. We want to have a healthy, active lifestyle. However, we naturally spend a lot of time and energy focused on diet. The question then becomes, how much time should we be spending on diet versus exercise? In a study on the efficacy of diet versus exercise for weight loss, diet was shown to be significantly more effective. In the areas of weight loss, fat loss, and body fat percentage decrease, the individuals on a “diet only” program lost at least two times as...

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Amy Lacey

Transmitting Personal Grace

Transmitting Personal Grace

Language is important. Life literally revolves around communication. God created the Earth by speaking it into existence. People pay large amounts of money to listen to other people talk. Right now, you’re reading this blog.  With such a high emphasis on communication, it begs the question, how do you talk to yourself? Would you pay to hear someone put you down? Do you read blogs that demean you and call you names? If not, then why do we talk to ourselves that way? Think about it. That last question may sound rhetorical, but I truly want you to think about...

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Coffee.Stress.Sleep.Life.

Coffee.Stress.Sleep.Life.

“I cannot seem to get enough sleep.” “I go to bed at 8:30pm and wake up at 7:00am and I still feel tired!” “I find myself drinking coffee all day just to stay awake, realizing I have replaced water with coffee and I am STILL falling asleep at 2:00 in the afternoon.” Have you heard these types of statements before? Or maybe it’s you? You find yourself yawning at 3:00pm and counting back on your fingers how many cups of coffee you have already had and then googling “safe daily coffee consumption”. When I googled it, here is what I...

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Peace and Grandpa Pete

Peace and Grandpa Pete

Today is August 11th, and today I bury my Grandpa Pete. Six years ago on this day, I was by my grandma’s side as she passed away. Now I pray they are together in Heaven.  I was close to my grandparents. My Grandpa Pete, who married my grandma the year I was born, was the only Grandpa I have ever known. When I think of my grandparents, I think of the summers I spent in La Grande, Oregon. With them, I learned so much. My grandparents literally lived off the land. They had a huge garden where they grew all their...

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