Saturday, February 8, 2014

Willow Ridge - A Review

Willow Ridge by Jen Cudmore is a western novella set in a nineteenth century Oregon gold rush town, Willow Ridge. It weaves the tale of the people who settle this emerging mining town. Lives of outlaws, Indians, businessmen, and townspeople intersect in this gold rush era. Tales of survival, love, and faith bring this story to life.

I enjoyed watching the characters find common ground and I was drawn to continue reading. The author does a good job of painting a picture of a booming mining town and creating realistically human characters. I had a hard time putting the book down once I got into it, and I look forward to the next in the series to learn more of the people in Willow Ridge.

I was given a free copy of this by the author. I was not required to post a positive review, just give my own opinion.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You've got a friend in me

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 
 - Ecc 4:9-10 NKJV

Have you ever started on yet another fitness journey only to throw your hands up in defeat when the tough times hit or you don't see results fast enough? Why did you give up? I'll tell you had no one to support you and encourage you when the going got tough!

How about joining a healthy living challenge group?  In this group you will find other people, just like you, who are working on their fitness and personal health daily.  They stumble and fall, just like you.  They have victories, great and small, that can encourage you along your journey.  Just like you, praise for victories and encouragement for those little hiccups along the way are truly appreciated and may be just the little nudge needed to keep taking the next step - to do the next scheduled workout - to pass on that sweet snack that's sitting there calling your name.  When one challenger falls, another is right there to help them back up and get them back on track.  When one challenger hits a goal, all challengers are there to praise the accomplishment and encourage setting the next goal.

On the first Monday of every month, there is a new challenge group starting that you can join.  Let friends help you stay accountable to the goals you have made.  Use your talent of encouragement to lift up others who are ready to make a change for a healthy lifestyle - just like you.

How about it?  Are you ready to make a change?  Do you wonder what you need to do to get started?  Want to have accountability along the way?  Just curious for a little more information on this challenge group idea?  Let me know, I'd be happy to share with you how this can change the way you view fitness and healthy living.  Friend to friend!