Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Who is Santa Claus?

Who is Santa Claus Blog post by Trinka Polite FitnessIs this a question you ponder as you look down at your "bowl full of jelly?"  ðŸ˜ƒ Wow the holidays have wreaked havoc on my diet! Turkey, ham, beef roast, chicken, cake--I indulged in it all over the last week. 🍴 But guess what? It was delicious!! Yummy! Love southern home cooking! 💖 And if I continue to eat like I did last week, maybe I could put on the Santa suit. Not going to happen!

Now, here we are with December knocking on our door. We have 24 days before Christmas.  Another glorious spread of delicious food is fast approaching. What to do? What to do?

I say let's do a challenge! Commit to a focus on our fitness for 21 days in December! This means we will confirm our fitness plan by Dec 2nd allowing us to complete it by Dec 23rd and maybe not feel as guilty during the next round of holiday gatherings.  



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I'll be starting a Beginner's 5K challenge with MapMyWalk. Are you in? What challenge will you complete?


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Friday, November 18, 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Love Notes from God: Everlasting Love


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Precious Daughters & Sons,
I said it long ago and it is still true today. You are mine. I have loved you with a love that will endure through all of time.  You can always depend on my love for you. My desire is to draw you ever closer to Me out of faithfulness and with lovingkindness. Take refuge in Me, My child, and receive blessings.
Forever here for you,
'God Who is Near'

New Living Translation (NLT)
Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
    With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

King James Version (KJV)
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

The Voice (VOICE)
 I appeared to them from far away and said:
    “I have loved you with an everlasting love—
        out of faithfulness I have drawn you close.

Jeremías 31:3Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)
yo me aparecí a él de lejos.
Yo te he amado con amor eterno;
por eso te sigo tratando con bondad.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Love Notes from God: In Case You Have a Big Ego...

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Children,
Do not glory in your own wisdom, might, or riches. For I give you wisdom. I am your strength. I am your provider.  Yet, truly grow in your knowledge and understanding of  Me as God, your Father. Then, you may boast in the fact that I am the Lord of justice and righteousness who shows lovingkindness towards you. And I delight in doing so! 
Love you forever,

King James Version (KJV)

23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Living Bible (TLB)

23 The Lord says: Let not the wise man bask in his wisdom, nor the mighty man in his might, nor the rich man in his riches. 

24 Let them boast in this alone: That they truly know me, and understand that I am the Lord of justice and of righteousness whose love is steadfast; and that I love to be this way.

New Living Translation (NLT)

23 This is what the Lord says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
    or the powerful boast in their power,
    or the rich boast in their riches.

24 But those who wish to boast
    should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
    who demonstrates unfailing love
    and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.  I, the Lord, have spoken!

Jeremías 9:23-24  Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

23 (22) El Señor dice:
«Que no se enorgullezca el sabio de ser sabio,
ni el poderoso de su poder,
ni el rico de su riqueza.

24 (23) Si alguien se quiere enorgullecer,
que se enorgullezca de conocerme,
de saber que yo soy el Señor,
que actúo en la tierra con amor, justicia y rectitud,
pues eso es lo que a mí me agrada. Yo, el Señor, lo afirmo.


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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Nightly Musings: Mantras

With several significant life goals on my plate, I'm paying more attention to my self-talk and evaluating relationships. A video a friend shared with me today reinforced the importance of a "cultivated mindset." So this is a quick post to encourage you to be intentional about your relationship choices and your self-talk.  

What have I been saying to myself lately? These eight words from "Runnin" have been a powerful mantra for me since the song was released:


A simple reminder to be true to myself. 
Eight words which summon my goals to mind. 
An arrangement of letters that keeps me from turning back to a past I conquered. 
A statement which demands I stand strong against anything or anyone which attempts to change my God-given identity.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Love Notes from God: The End of the World

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My Children,
You are mine. I created you, and I am Your Savior. You were made in My image. So, when you are in pain or suffering, I feel it. Yet, you know My presence is always with you through Holy Spirit to comfort you. Just as I redeemed and took care of Israel out of My love for them, I am and will always do the same for you. You were redeemed by the blood of My son, Yeshua. I love you, and I am with you always, even until the end of the world.
Love neverending,

King James Version (KJV)

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: 
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

New Living Translation (NLT)

8 He said, “They are my very own people.
    Surely they will not betray me again.”
    And he became their Savior.
9 In all their suffering he also suffered,
    and he personally[a] rescued them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them.
    He lifted them up and carried them
    through all the years.

Isaías 63:8-9 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

8 Él dijo: «Ellos son mi pueblo,
hijos que no habrán de traicionarme.»
Y él los salvó
9 de todas sus aflicciones.
No fue un enviado suyo quien los salvó;
fue el Señor en persona.
Él los libertó por su amor y su misericordia,
los levantó, los tomó en brazos.
Así lo ha hecho siempre.

The Voice (VOICE)

8 Eternal One: Surely, these are My people, and they will be true to Me.
        My children will not try to deceive Me.
And indeed, God became their Savior.
9     And when they suffered, God suffered too;
And the messenger of His presence acted to save them.
    Out of enduring love, compassion, and concern,
God Himself rescued them. Through all those years long ago,
    God picked them up and carried them through.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Love Notes from God: Pursue Righteousness



Pursue righteousness, My child.
Love,

New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness.

Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)
El Señor no soporta la conducta de los malvados, pero ama a quien vive una vida recta.

King James Version (KJV)
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Adonai detests the way of the wicked but loves anyone who pursues righteousness.

Lexham English Bible (LEB)
An abomination of Yahweh is the way of the wicked, but he who pursues righteousness he will love.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Love Notes from God: Your Destiny Awaits

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My Beloved Child,
Count it all love when you receive correction from Me. I delight in you and only want to see you at your best. You were created in My image--My pride and joy. I care enough to discipline you to lead you into the life you were destined to live.
Love,
Your Heavenly Father

New Living Translation (NLT)
For the Lord corrects those he loves,  just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Amplified Bible (AMP)
For those whom the Lord loves He corrects, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.

Living Bible (TLB)
Young man, do not resent it when God chastens and corrects you, for his punishment is proof of his love. Just as a father punishes a son he delights in to make him better, so the Lord corrects you.

The Voice (VOICE)
Because the Eternal proves His love by caring enough to discipline you, just as a father does his child, his pride and joy.

Proverbios 3:12 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)
porque el Señor corrige a quien él ama,
como un padre corrige a su hijo favorito.


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love Notes from God: Your Wonderful Counselor

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When you feel disappointment, sorrow or pain, cry out to Me. I *will* turn towards you as I have promised to do for all who love My name. 
Abba Father

Lord, answer me because your ·love [loyalty] is so good. Because of your ·great kindness [abundant compassion], turn to me. ~Expanded Bible (EXB)

Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. ~New International Version (NIV)

O Eternal One, hear me. Answer me. For Your enduring love is good comfort; in Your great mercy, turn toward me. ~The Voice (VOICE)

Answer my prayers, O Lord,
    for your unfailing love is wonderful.
Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. ~New Living Translation (NLT)

Señor, respóndeme;
¡tú eres bueno y todo amor! Por tu inmensa ternura, fíjate en mí; ~Salmos 69:16 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Love Notes from God: Good News


You were born into a royal priesthood, My prince and My princess. My love and truth will always keep you. Now that you have this knowledge of My righteousness, faithfulness, salvation and most importantly, My love and My truth, do not hide it within your heart. Share this knowledge with others! You were made in My image! I will never withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly, so do not withhold the Good News from everyone you meet. 
Love,
Your Father


10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. ~King James Version (KJV)

10 I have not kept the news of salvation to myself;
    I have always spoken of your faithfulness and help.
In the assembly of all your people I have not been silent
    about your loyalty and constant love.
11 Lord, I know you will never stop being merciful to me.
    Your love and loyalty will always keep me safe.~Good News Translation (GNT)

10 I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart;
I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation.
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. ~Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 (11) No me he quedado callado acerca de tu justicia;
he hablado de tu fidelidad y salvación.
Jamás he ocultado tu amor y tu verdad
ante tu pueblo numeroso.
11 (12) Y tú, Señor, ¡no me niegues tu ternura!
¡Que siempre me protejan tu amor y tu fidelidad! ~Salmos 40:10-11 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Love Notes from God: Because You Love Me


Come closer to Me, My child. I want to be in relationship with you. Loving Me is trusting Me! Trust that I will rescue you from harm. I will set you above danger. When you call on Me, I will answer you. I will be with you during trouble and deliver you from it. I will grant you honor. I will give you a long life with good years on this earth. An earth which I created for you. And when it's all over My child, you will live with Me for eternity! I am preparing a place for you--here *with* me. 
I love you!
The Alpha and Omega

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. ~King James Version (KJV)

14 “Because he clings to Me in love,
    I will rescue him from harm;
    I will set him above danger.
Because he has known Me by name,
15 He will call on Me, and I will answer.
    I’ll be with him through hard times;
    I’ll rescue him and grant him honor.
16 I’ll reward him with many good years on this earth and let him witness My salvation.” ~The Voice (VOICE)

14 «Yo lo pondré a salvo,
fuera del alcance de todos,
porque él me ama y me conoce.
15 Cuando me llame, le contestaré;
¡yo mismo estaré con él!
Lo libraré de la angustia
y lo colmaré de honores;
16 lo haré disfrutar de una larga vida:
¡lo haré gozar de mi salvación!» ~Salmos 91:14-16Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

14 “Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him;
I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 “With a long life I will satisfy him
And I will let him see My salvation.”Amplified Bible (AMP)


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What is Salvation?
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Love Notes from God: Walk in Truth

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To My beautiful sons and daughters, My desire is that you are always aware of my unfailing love for you. As you live your life according to My truth, which I left for you in the holy scriptures, you will increase your vision to see more and more evidence of my unfailing love *just* for you!
Love to infinity,
God
For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. ~King James Version (KJV)

For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth. ~New Living Translation (NLT)

Yo tengo presente tu amor y te he sido fiel; ~Salmos 26:3 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

Your constant love is my guide; your faithfulness always leads me.Good News Translation (GNT) 

For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. ~English Standard Version (ESV)




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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fitness Challenge: Walk this Way!

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Hello friends! Since part of my blog's focus is "maintaining the temple," I thought I'd invite you all to join me for a fitness challenge this month.  In May, I completed a 30-day squat challenge. Oops I didn't tell you about that one. No worries--I'll include you next time.  

So here's the challenge graphic. The link is below if you want to join me. If you do, please leave a comment, and I'll be sure to update this post or add to the comments with my updates.  Happy Walking!

SparkPeople's 30-Day Walk This Way Challenge! 

Description from their website: "Welcome to SparkPeople's 30-Day Walk This Way Challenge! For the next month, you'll get easy-to-follow challenges to help you build up to a safe and sustainable active lifestyle through walking. Are you ready?"

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love Notes from God: Beneath My Wings

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Beloved children, My love for you is excellent, never ending, and always given with kindness. Even in the shadow of My wings, you will find protection. 
Love never ending,
Your Abba Father


How precious, O God, is your constant love!  We find protection under the shadow of your wings.~Good News Translation (GNT)

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. ~King James Version (KJV)

Your strong love, O True God, is precious. All people run for shelter under the shadow of Your wings. ~The Voice (VOICE)

How precious is your unfailing love, O God!  

All humanity finds shelter 
in the shadow of your wings. ~
New Living Translation (NLT)


¡Qué maravilloso es tu amor, oh Dios!  ¡Bajo tus alas, los hombres buscan protección! Salmos 36:7 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Love Notes from God: The Power of Love


Children,
There's no need to be afraid of anything or anyone in this world. My love constantly surrounds you for protection. I will guide you through and rescue you from the hard times.
Love always,
Your Heavenly Father


El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación
(1a) De David.27 (1b) El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación,¿de quién podré tener miedo?
El Señor defiende mi vida,¿a quién habré de temer? ~Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

The Eternal is my light amidst my darkness
and my rescue in times of trouble.
So whom shall I fear?
He surrounds me with a fortress of protection.
So nothing should cause me alarm. ~ The Voice (VOICE)

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith
A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid? ~New King James Version (NKJV)
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Love Notes from God: Love & Sacrifice

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How much do I love you? I sacrificed My only son so you can live with Me forever. 
Love,
Your Father

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ~New King James Version (NKJV)

God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. ~GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. ~The Voice (VOICE)

El amor de Dios para el mundo
Pues Dios amó tanto al mundo, que dio a su Hijo único, para que todo aquel que cree en él no muera, sino que tenga vida eterna. ~Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

Peace & Blessings!

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