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Marilyn Sellman

About Marilyn Sellman

Marilyn Sellman co-founded Women of Praise, a local intra-denomination, non-profit organization (2003 -2010) to minister to the spiritual needs of women, reach out to the lost and encourage and equip women in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. She began her journey to become healthy in spirit, soul and body in 2009 with LiveLiving's bible study entitled The Ten Commandments for Living a Healthy and Fit Life. She has since taught the bible study in group settings, on an individual basis and continues to enjoy and apply it's foundational truths. Transformed and inspired by the bible study, she co-coordinated the first two Christian Health and Wellness conferences in Iowa. She’s a worship leader in her church as well as the pianist. She has a heart for God that comes through in her love of writing.

Transformational Beauty

Shuf-fle ball change, Shuf-fle, hop, step. Heel, toe, heel, toe. Shuf-fle ball change, Shuf-fle, hop, step. Heel, toe, heel, toe, step. Anyone who knows what these words mean will begin to move their feet to these tap steps automatically. It doesn't matter how old you are; you know these steps. They were one of the [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Motivation|Comments Off on Transformational Beauty

The Transformational Journey Continues

When I was asked to write a follow-up story to one I'd written over four years ago entitled "L…F…U…B…F…J" (Lazy, fat, ugly, b*tch who is a failure) I realized I needed to go back and re-read it myself. To my amazement I could hardly read it; I wanted to cover my eyes in shame at [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|Living Inspiration, The Power of Words|0 Comments

Did you Read the Operating Manual?

Proverbs 3:7-8 (NCV) Don’t depend on your own wisdom. Respect the Lord and refuse to do wrong. Then your body will be healthy, and your bones will be strong. We live in the Midwest and the winters here are, to say the least, cold. We moved into our new home a year ago and this [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Devotion|0 Comments

DEVOTION: More Than a Wishbone Faith

When I was little, each Thanksgiving would usher in the tradition of  “Save the Wishbone”. After carving the turkey, mom would tell whomever got that piece of meat to save the bone, and we’d put it up in the top of the cupboard to wait for it to dry out. Then we’d take it down [...]

By | January 3rd, 2014|Devotion, The Gift of Forgiveness|0 Comments

Learning to Love the Me Jesus Sees

From the beginning of time man has pondered just who he is and what his purpose in life was to be. In that, I’m no different than anyone else. Unfortunately, bitter influences, name changes, negative comments and opinions swayed my identity and self-esteem most of my life. When I was little my life took an [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Living Inspiration, Self Esteem|0 Comments

I Need to Do Something

An Answer to Prayer?  That was my first thought -- “I need to do something to get this weight off.” The second thought was, “How?” So, with gastric bypass surgeries becoming the weight removal plan of choice, I made the decision to look into that route. Gearing myself up to take the plunge, I contacted [...]

By | December 29th, 2012|Living Inspiration, The Light: Christmas|0 Comments

A Gift from God

It had been a difficult three years. The Lord had blessed us with a home in the country twelve years previously, but the rental property had deteriorated over the years and we needed to move to a safer environment. A new grandbaby was on the way and although we could get by with the deteriorating [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Living Inspiration, The Light: Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Smoke Free and Singing His Praises

I was a twenty-three year old truck-stop waitress and had been smoking for ten years. Newly married with a baby at home, it was time for me to get a job, and I was thrust into a world where most of my customers as well as the wait staff smoked. We’d take our orders, put [...]

By | April 17th, 2012|Breath, Living Inspiration|0 Comments