Dr. Ryan Fraser announces new book about overcoming depression

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Undenominational Christianity

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(UC- News,  Jamie Suiter)
Dr Ryan Fraser, Christian Counselor, Freed-Hardeman University Professor, Gospel Preacher and Elder just recently announced his new book which will come out in September of this next year.
Below is his comments on his new book deal with Skyhorse Publishing.
“I’m excited to announce that I was blessed to receive a book contract (publishing

agreement) for a new book I’m writing called, “Overcoming the Blues: Finding Christ-centered Hope and Joy through Serving Others.” The book is written at a popular level and will be released nationwide in September 2019. The publisher is Skyhorse Publishing in New York (the fastest growing smaller publishing house inthe United States), and the book will be distributed by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

God has been so faithful to me all along the countless rejections and twists and turns of this journey, and I feel very thankful and…

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So what form of torture (aka: cardio) is right for you?

Great post on cardio’s relationship to weight loss and muscle gain.

Curls, Carbs, and Crazy Ramblings

Cardio, or as I like to call it, “The devil’s favorite pastime,” sucks.

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When it is hated by many, and loved by so few, it is hard to know exactly what you should do (I’m the next Dr. Seuss). So, where exactly should you start? How much should you do? Why should you even get off the couch? Well, come on and follow me down the rabbit hole!

Because my current goal is to maintain the muscle I currently have, while I am cutting down on the fat I also currently have, I don’t overdo it on the cardio. (“Cutting” is when you work on getting down to a certain body-fat percentage, so you can then bulk back up to build muscle.)

The heavens open up, a bright light shines down, loud celestia- like music plays, I float down before you in a white track suit: “It’s your lucky…

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Pick Yourself Up And Dust Yourself Off, Because It’s Time For Squats.

My daughter is a fitness “beast.” So inspiring to me in my own journey toward improved health!

Curls, Carbs, and Crazy Ramblings

Man, that week sure flew by quickly!


But in all seriousness, you might be wondering where I’ve been. Which is fair. Nosey, but fair. So, just for you, I’ll give you a quick recap before my actual post. These past few months have been a little crazy. I’ve started school, found out I have hypothyroidism (which is always a fun thing to find out), got a new puppy, and have been settling into married life.

Ah, my favorite little trouble maker. She loves her family (especially her grandpa, who visits with her every morning before the gym), jumping and climbing, eating what she shouldn’t, and cuddling. She can be cute, but only when she wants to be.

But I haven’t stopped working out:

Me with a spray tan oranger than an oompa-loompa a few weeks ago. But I was still the finest looking oompa-loompa in the factory 😉

Me flexing…

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Rise and Shine.

Such an honest and inspiring first blog post from my daughter about her journey toward greater health, fitness and wholeness.

Curls, Carbs, and Crazy Ramblings

If we’re being completely honest with one another, I never thought I would weigh over one-hundred-and-fifty pounds. But there I was, four weeks ago, clocking in at one-seventy. And what a terrible kick in the teeth that was. That freshman fifteen took a quick turn into freshman forty. But it’s not fair to blame it all on college, even though I wish I could blame it for everything (it’s not like it doesn’t deserve it). But no, I had been struggling with my weight, with my motivation, and with loving who I am, long before college.

Untitled design.png It wasn’t just that I was one-seventy, it was that my husband was only twelve pounds heavier than me.

I knew I wasn’t happy with the way things were, so I made a plan. My husband and I started going to the gym, which is always scary when you haven’t been in a long…

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