My Body, My Friend

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

~ ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This weekend, January 13 and 14, 2023, Trinity Church will convene its 15th Anniversary Girlfriends Conference! The theme of the conference is DISCOVER PURPOSE.   I am excited to be hosting a wellness and mindful movement session I titled “My Body, My Friend.”  Our body and our breath are with us every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for as long as we live. Without our bodies and our breath, we cannot fulfill our purpose in life. Too often, I have talked to women who are struggling to accept the beauty of their existence and who compare themselves and their bodies to others or to what their culture defines as beautiful.

During the “My Body, My Friend” session, I will be joined by my friends Dilcia Muñoz-Billman and Jeanette Muñoz-Styron, founders of the non-profit organization FitSisters of Miami. As the FitSisters of Miami, Dilcia and Jeanette have taught fitness classes to hundreds of people across Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Together, we will talk briefly about body awareness, appreciating our bodies, how to care for our bodies, and we will lead the audience in a brief set of mindful movements to bring awareness and energy to every area of their bodies.

We will end our session by reading this affirmation poem I wrote especially for the 15th Annual Girlfriends Conference!


by Linda Freeman

Here I am.
Here I am in the body God created for me.
I will take care of my body

Here I am.
Here I am in the body God created for me.
I am grateful for this body.
I will live intentionally in this body.

Here I am.
Here I am in the body God created for me
to accomplish the works He prepared for me to do
before the foundation of the world.
I will accomplish the works God prepared for me to do
in my lifetime.
Here I am.

In addition, here are two book recommendations for further reading on what we will be sharing at the Girlfriends Conference 2023, along with a brief YouTube Video from Headspace. I hope you take time to check out these resources.

I would love for you to attend the 15th Annual Girlfriends Conference, please follow this link to register: Girlfriends Conference

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

~ ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139‬:‭13‬-‭16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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About Linda Freeman

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Linda Pulley Freeman combines her specialized training in environmental and chemical engineering with her deep ministerial commitment as she serves mission fields at home and abroad.

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