Forever FIT Cookbook and Devotional

Our SPIRAL-BOUND Cookbook/Devotional “Forever FIT: With A Taste Of Faith,” is here!!

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I couldn’t be more excited to share with you that after months of navigating through our next steps of making our cookbook and devotional more user-friendly, we re-launched our book, SPIRAL-BOUND style!!!

As I was able to hold my own copy of our spiral-bound book, I loved how much easier it is to not only flip through the pages but also when I’m using a recipe or reading a devotional, I can read it without having to hold on to the other side and losing my place on my page!

If you have not gotten your own copy yet, you can now get your hands on the spiral-bound version and it’s STILL on sale!

Maybe you already have a copy, THANK YOU for supporting us and already having it! If you still want a copy, you can grab it and hand your other to a family/friend who can benefit from it!

If you are looking for a copy to gift for Mother’s Day or even a birthday, this is a great option that will help them live a healthy life physically and spiritually!

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As I was preparing to launch our book on my direct website, I wanted to add a couple of options that will allow you to print out and have tools to help you continue your healthy lifestyle!

With that said, I also added access to my meal plan template to print out and create your own meal plans each week AND a 4 week meal plan that includes meals straight from our cookbook!


I want to end with sharing a “Taste of Faith” with you all to finish this week strong and full of faith and hope! This was the ONLY devotion, written by ME instead of my hubby!

“Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

Oh how hard it is to wait – to wait for answers, to wait for change, to wait for justice to be served in unfair situations, to wait for healing, or to wait for peace in the midst of turmoil!

When what we have been waiting for isn’t happening right when we want it, we tend to think God isn’t working or He is punishing us. Maybe we feel we don’t “deserve” God’s grace because we aren’t “good enough” or “Christian enough.”

When we get impatient with God’s work, we often intervene and take over control of ourselves. I have been there and done that, and it still happens way more often than I want to admit.

But when we try to take over control, we are also taking away trust in our Heavenly Father and doubting He does know what He is doing. You know, the Father who created Heaven and Earth and everything in between? That’s some pretty miraculous work that I know for a fact, we as humans are not capable of. And FYI, I never ever once had the perfect outcome when I took over control of God’s work.

God knows that we sin and do it often. That is why He died for us on the cross. He suffered to take on the consequences of our sinful nature. He forgives us and now we don’t have to live a life full of guilt and shame. When we let go of our attempts to control every situation that comes our way and we let God’s great work happen, He will work, and even transform, all things into good (see Romans 8:28).

God knows our needs and what is best for us. I challenge you to RELEASE control from your own hands and give it over to The One who does know what is best for us, who has the best timing, and who will never forsake us (see Hebrews 13:5)?

If you are wondering how you just let go of control when what you want is so important to you, I have a couple of suggestions.

1. Start journaling and write down your feelings. Talk to God and say whatever you want! He already knows your thoughts so if you say a few words that are not “churchy,” don’t worry, He will not be surprised or offended!

2. Meditate on Scripture. Find a few Bible verses that stick with you that you can meditate on and write them in your journal as often as you need to as a reminder of God’s Word and faithfulness.

What can you release today into God’s loving hands and allow Him to take over and continue working in your life?

I also want to share a new song by my husband, Brent, and my favorite bands (Elevation Church and Maverick City) that have hit home for me. Hopefully, it will inspire you as well!

XOXO, Deidra

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