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SCW’s All-Time Viewer Favorites

Welcome new followers!  SCW’s popularity has grown tremendously.  Praise God for each person we’ve touched, for every article you’ve found interesting, for every scripture that has given you peace!  We’ve compiled a list of viewers statistical favorite posts.  We invite you to read and enjoy and always if you have a comment, we’d love to hear it.  This post marks our 800th POST!  Amazing even to us.  Time has just flown by.  SCW is your source for contemporary Christian reading that speaks in a modern way to our everyday lives, which uplifts and strengthens our spirit  through the word of God!

 

  • Faith

All of the blog post titles below are clickable links to the original posts.  Enjoy!

Spiritual Awakening

Called to be a light in a dark world

What does it mean to be a Christian Woman?

The Armour of God

Strengthening your family bond through Christ

How do I become a Christian?

Feeding your Spirit

The struggles of Christianity, Mind, Body and Spirit

Praise and Worship

5 Benefits of Praying Together as a Couple 

Holy Land Experience

Encouraging verses to comfort you in tough times

Beyond a Sunday morning Christian

Making your Exit, (Leaving behind what is not of God)

Spending Quiet Time with God

Being Grounded in Faith

Learning Spiritual discernment

Divine Healing

Living a Transformed Life

 

  • Married Women

 

 

Understanding Submission

Becoming a Godly Wife who honors her Husband

The Sexually Confident Wife

Balancing your role as a Wife and Mom

Submissive Wife Committed Husband

Being the Best helpmate to your Husband

Forgiveness and Trust in Marriage

Secret Sex lives of Conservative Christian Woman

The Color of Love, (Christian Interracial Marriages)

30 Days to Better Sex, (A journey through Intimacy)

Life after Divorce

Romance and Leisure for the Married Couple

Marriage Retreats

An Exceptional Wife

The Irresistible Wife

Showing Respect to your Husband

How to “Think Together” in Marriage

Keeping Love Alive after Baby Arrives

Keeping Passion Alive after Years of Marriage

Happy Wedding Anniversary 2018 to my Amazing Husband. Your Love is a Blessing.

  • Single Women

 

How to get past looks when Finding Love

Trusting God’s Timing for Christian Singles

Top Cities to meet Single Christian Men

Are you Dating a Gentlemen?

Destigmatizing Online Dating

Single Christian Women Love Yourselves

Christian Dating Principles – Waiting on the Man God has for You

10 Tips for Finding Mr. right

Handling Break ups for the Single Woman

Dating Guidelines For Singles

A Guide to First Dates

Can a Christian Woman be a Cougar? (#1 post)

Single Ladies: How to Attract the Guy You Want

10 Mistakes Women make in Online Dating Profiles

Where to Find Single Christian Men

8 Ways you’re Killing a Man’s Interest in You

It’s a Great Time to be a Single Woman over 40

Single Women: Show Him how to Treat You

  • Teen Girls

Christian Girls who become Christian Women

Teen Scene – How to Be the most Popular Girl in School

Teen girls, What young Christian Men Think About You

Youth on Fire

  • Professional Christian Women & Eutrapeurialship

21 Ways to God Given Wealth and Success

Women in Business & Entrepreneurship

Spotlight on Christian Business Women

Habits of Successful Women

Supplementing your Income with Side Jobs Online

Home based Business Ideas

Christian Women Entrepreneurs

Dressing for Professional Success

Couples (Dating, Engaged, long-term)

Ladies I want to emphasize what being a couple means, and what it should mean for a Christian Woman.  A Smart Christian woman Does not just aimlessly date without purpose with just any man who asks her out (as if).  No, a smart Christian woman wants a Godly man, the Christian man who god has for her.  Which means she only accepts date with men that are on the same page as her as far as her beliefs and values (A Christian man).  A man who has created a future for himself, is stable, and able to support a wife and family and wants to settle down.

That doesn’t mean on  the first date she tells him she wants to get married and have kids by next week!   Through conversation and getting to know someone it won’t take long at all to find out where this man’s head is at!  So you do want a man who is looking for that long-term relationship that leads to a life partnership!  So he’s either that type of man or he is  not, but in any case life is short and a smart woman doesn’t waste time with men who aren’t suitable for her ie unequally yoked!

5 Benefits of Praying Together as a Couple

How to tell if you’re in a Codependent Relationship

Couples Recharge

Couples Date Night at Home

The 80/20 Relationship Rule

Letting go of Bad Relationships

Fight the good fight turn Spats into Solutions

Couples Summer Date Night Ideas

Top Romantic Summer Getaways for Couples 2017

Healthy Relationships

  • Fitness

Best Workout Apps on your Phone

7 Habits of Healthy Women

Fit and Healthy

Smart and Fit

Healthy Habits of People who Stay Fit

7 Tips to Toned, tight, fit, and Amazing Inspiration

Eat Right get Slim

Fit Moms equals Hot Mommas

How to get your Body ready for Summer in 6 Weeks

  • All Women Category

How to take the stress out of Homemaking for the modern Woman

7 Habits to reclaim your Peace of Mind

Looking great at any age, 20s, 30s,40s, 50; and Beyond

Conquering feelings of being Overwhelmed

Purpose Driven Woman

Smart Women Smart Money

Maintaining Respect in Relationships

How Christian Women can Mentor and be Mentored

Smart Travel

Fun Frugal Date Nights

Love vs. Lust

Changing your Thinking

Successful Women Maintaining Relationships

Home buying tips for your First Home

Using Wisdom to make Decisions

Leadership and Masculine Energy

A Woman’s Confidence is Key

Law of Attraction

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Fear

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

Overcoming Addictions and Bad Habits

Suicide and Depression

Overcoming Grief

Breaking the cycle of Physical and Sexual Domestic Violence

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

Overcoming Depression

Coping with Life’s transitions

Domestic Violence

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Building Strong Families in Christ

Encouragement for Difficult Times

Coping with Loneliness During the Holidays

Remembering Loved ones in Heaven

 I’m a Smart Christian Woman

I’m a Smart Christian Woman

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Getting Fit Summer 2017

The unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day which signals warmer weather, longer days, shorts, swimwear, and lightweight clothing.  However, the official start of summer is June 21. You still have time! Are you in the shape you want to be in?  How fit and healthy do you feel?  If your answer is no, it’s time to achieve a leaner, healthier you.

My diet and exercise routine has literally changed my life for the better!  There are so many positives.  I was always one that could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight!  But of course all good things must come to an end.  Trust me I feel your pain.  I was the biggest foodie.  I loved all the good stuff Cheeseburgers, fries, steak, potatoes, soul food, triple cheese mac & cheese, subs, on and on.  As we age our metabolism slows down and it’s much harder to lose weight.

I noticed a couple of years ago I had gained weight and I was ten pounds over what I wanted to be.  I had always stayed within a certain weight and wanted to maintain that.  Also I’m petite, Five feet one inch, so you don’t want to pack too much into a small frame.  I had to take action, and I did!  I started in 2015 working out regularly and changing my diet.  Now it’s two years later and I’m so proud of myself, I can’t tell you how good I feel.  The hardest thing for me was changing my diet!  But you’ll find that if you stay consistent your body will get used to the change.  Today it’s 6:30 am here on the west coast and I’ve just finished my workout.

My normal workout routine is 5 days a week just 20 minutes a day!  But I’m consistent and that makes all the difference.  Typically in the morning for breakfast, I’ll do cereal, Special K w/strawberry, or oats cereal, maybe a cup of yogurt, or sometimes a cup of applesauce.  Next I drink my water throughout the morning and during my workout.  Water suppresses your appetite.  At 10:00 am I have a protein smoothie Naked Juice.  For lunch around 1:00 pm I have a salad and baked chicken, or chicken nuggets. I have my salads everyday!  That’s it for the day!  If I want a snack later in the day I’ll do tuna and crackers or maybe a bowl of cereal.

I’m 125 pounds, sometimes it fluctuates to 128 or so.  I feel awesome, have lots of energy,  I’m not as hungry, it boosts my mental agility, wards off colds and flu.  Not to mention adding years to my life.  If you’re on the other side of 40 adjust to your change in metabolism by taking control.  If you’re in your 20’s and 30’s start yourself on a healthy course that will take you through the rest of your life!  Losing weight is going to take commitment!  You can do this!

5 Tips to a Healthier You

  • Write down your goals and reasons for achieving them

  • Keep a food diary. Track what you’re eating

  • Portion control is your friend, (have you noticed plates in restaurants have gotten larger)

  • Fill up on salads, fruits and vegetables

  • Changing your diet is a strategy you must master, (start small and go from there)

  • Aerobics

  • Calisthenics

  • Machines

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  • Indoor Exercise

Outdoor workouts are a great alternative, here’s why

  • You satisfy your mind by getting out and being active

  • You challenge your muscles by doing workouts that are not possible indoors.

  •  You can soak up Vitamin D

  • The flood of fresh air into your lungs is invigorating!

 

  • Outdoor exercise

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New Year’s Faith Resolutions

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Time to make those New Year’s resolutions.  What changes do you want to make in 2017?  Forget about the word resolution, what it comes down to is change.  Change is hard which is why most people do not keep resolutions.  Think in terms of positive lifestyle changes which will bring you closer to your goals.  This year pick one of these worthy goals and start there!

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5 Lifestyle changes to kickstart your New Year

 

  • Making healthier eating choices. Eat healthier alternatives. Instead of sugary snacks do fruit instead.  Snacks like trail mix, mixed nuts, yogurt and cheese are tasty healthy snacks.

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  • Getting more sleep, Instead of just saying I want to get “more sleep” set a goal, for example 3 more hours per night and work toward it. You may not always meet the goal but strive for it.

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          Change the course of your life for the better with a new career. When you love what you do it’s not work.  You don’t have to have all the details worked out just start..

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•  Add years to your life with diet and exercise, in the long-term.  In the short-term, lower your stress levels, tone your body lose weight control your appetite.

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          •  Whatever area of your life where you need to take a leap of faith to get you where you want to be, do it!

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Verse of the day:

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Light, Healthy, Delicious, Meals in 30 minutes

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Get dinner on the table in a hurry with this collection of fall dinner time favorites.  Dinner can be ready in 30 minutes with these quick and easy recipes.

 

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5 Healthy dishes on the table in 30 Minutes

 •  Baked Tilapia

Preheat oven to 375, grease 9 x 13 inch baking pan, 4 ounce tilapia fillets, 2 teaspoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 lemon sliced, 1 – 16 ounce packaged frozen cauliflower, or frozen mixed vegetables, place fish in bottom of baking pan, arrange vegetables around it, slice of lemon on each fillet season with old bay and garlic salt cover and bake 30 min.

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  •  Chicken Marsala

In a shallow bowl or dish mix together flour, salt pepper, and oregano.  Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.  In large skillet melt butter in oil over medium heat.  Place chicken in pan and lightly brown.  Turn and add mushrooms pour in wine and sherry cover skillet simmer chicken 10 minutes.

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  •  Grilled Chicken Rice and Vegetables

Slice, season and grill chicken about 5 minutes each side, boil bag minute rice 10 min, wild rice or rice with vegetables or steam, combine vegetables broccoli, corn, peas, arrange chicken atop rice and serve.

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  •  Basil garlic Vegetable Pasta

Mix oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended, 1 cup broccoli florets, 1 cup bell peppers, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 cup snow peas, 8 ounces of pasta cooked and drained, 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese cut into bite size pieces, add vegetables pasta and cheese, toss to coat well.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve

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  •  Shrimp Scampi

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Looking great at any age, Skin care tips for 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and Beyond

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Looking great at any age has never been easier.  There’s a direct link between a healthy diet and great skin.  Promoting healthy skin with diet is all about adopting good nutritional habits.  Externally proper cleansing of the face and skin, along with keeping your skin moisturizer to prevent drying will go a long way to having great looking skin at any age.

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  • 20’s

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Fighting acne is usually the number one skin problem in your twenties.  See a dermatologist to identify your skin type to be sure that the products you buy are the best for your skin type.  In some cases the products you buy can actually irritate your skin.  It’s very important to thoroughly wash off makeup at night before bed.  Makeup left on overnight seeps into your pores, clogs them, and produces acne.  Look for a water based oil-free cleansers.  Try “Clear” pictured below.

 

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  • 30’s

 

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For some of us fine lines and wrinkles start to appear in your 30’s and skin tones become more uneven.  Dermatologists suggest anti-agers, like “Retinol”.

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  • 40’s

 

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At this stage wrinkles and age spots set in.  Dermatologist suggest Peptide packed moisturizer.  Peptides even out pigmentation and increase collagen.

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  • 50’s

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In your 50’s hormonal changes may lead to dehydrated skin.  Counteract these effects by using glycollic acid.  It revs up cell turnover so skin stays smooth.

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  •  60’s

 

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A drop in estrogen makes skin drier with less elasticity.   I suggest using Jane Seymour’s skin care line “Natural advantage”.  Why this product?  She’s 63 yrs old, never had Botox or face-lift, she’s aged naturally and she looks fantastic.

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50 Reasons to Get Fit for Fall

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Fall is here!  School is in, schedules are crazy, but the weather is amazing.  Right now is the perfect time to start a fitness routine to prepare you for the holiday season.  Use this season to your advantage.  Whether you join a fitness class, or team up with family and friends, end the year on a high note and get moving this fall.  Here are some tips for developing a fitness routine this fall.  It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor exercise activities.

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  •  Use a fitness App on your phone to track progress.

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  •  Drink plenty of water

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  •  Get the whole family involved

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  •  Get fit as a couple, motivate each other

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  •  Make a playlist of your favorite workout music to keep you motivated

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  •  Yogurt

  •  oranges

  •  apples

  •  grapes

  •  nuts

  •  raisins

  •  cherries

  •  strawberries

  •  carrots

  •  celery and dip

  •  low-fat cottage cheese

  •  bananas

  •  pineapple

  •  blueberries

  •  applesauce

  •  stuffed figs

  •  14 ounce container of fat-free pudding

  •  juice smoothie

  •  cinnamon graham crackers

  •  tuna on crackers

  •  cereal and milk

  •  apple cider

  •  cafe’ latte 8 ounces of steamed milk with a shot of espresso

  •  sliced pears

  •  pistachios

  •  cheese and crackers

  •  shrimp cocktail 8 large shrimp with two tablespoons of cocktail sauce

  •  Turkey roll ups 2 slices of smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in dijon mustard

  •  choco soy nuts

  •  mixed olives 8 large olives

  •  goldfish crackers

  •  chips and salsa

  •  pretzels and low-fat cream cheese

  •  lox bagel (1/2 of whole wheat mini bagel with 1 ounce 92 thin slices)

  •  trail mix

  •  pecans

  •  roasted almonds

 

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Light and delicious, love your Summer Meals

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From kitchen to table in under 30 minutes.  Delicious light summer meals to take the fuss out of a light healthy dinner.  As the temperature rises make your time in the kitchen easier on yourself.  Serve cold and light tasty meals that will fill and satisfy in less than 30 minutes.  Below are 8 healthy summer meals for your weekday and weekend menu.

8 Delicious Summer Meals

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Baked Cod.  Bake 350 degree oven grease pan with olive oil, season and garnish, melt 2 tbls of butter and pour over fish while baking.  Bring fresh corn to a boil until kernels are tender butter and serve.

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Lemon herb crusted fish pan seared white fish.  Package of lemon crust pan seared atop white fish with olive oil, cornmeal, and flour.

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Cold Cuts.  Are always a big hit in summer, my husband and my son love them..  Just buy the lunch meat of your choice, sub rolls and make them up to your liking.  Great for kids , delicious and not a lot of fuss for you.

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Tacos.   Can be made with ground beef, chicken or turkey, add vegetables tomato lettuce, cheese, onion, sauce and shells.

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Stir fry shrimp and vegetables.  Steam shrimp for best flavor cook shrimp and vegetables in wok with olive oil and seasoning.

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Buttery Garlic grilled chicken breasts

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Lettuce cut into wedge shape atop with bacon, sour cream, onion

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Vegetable wraps.  Soft tortillas with vegetables

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