“The shepherds came to see the baby, stood by his mother’s side. Here lay the Savior, inside a manger, O what a glorious night…I heard the angels singing Hallelujah. Let the earth receive her king. I know that love has come, singing it out – Jesus Christ is born. The shepherds wondered; they couldn’t …

The older I get, the more thankful I am for things I used to take for granted. Things like eating whatever I wanted instead of choosing foods based on calories and the fat content, or disregarding the late-night hour because I could sleep as late as I wanted in an attempt to make up …

My first introduction to Body & Soul was at a health fair. It included samples of the various workouts, healthy snacks and other fitness-related stuff like that. It was kind of a big deal, I now know; even the president of Body & Soul was there. My friend Kerri invited me, and to be …

Get Back on Track | Body & Soul Fitness

So, you say you want to get back on track with your eating. So, you say you want to start exercising again. As the summer is winding down and school approaching, there is a ton to do. If the summer schedule has your exercise routine and healthy eating choices out of whack, welcome to …

The song “Don’t Miss It” by Francesca Battistelli slayed me the other day. “Burn up the interstate (I do) Got somewhere you need to be, you’re (Always) Not gonna let nobody slow you down (Right, don’t slow me down) Turn off the radio and Turn up your telephone (Got my headphones in to make …

My grandma, Marcie Schipma, is 94 years young. And I want to be her when I grow up. My grandma has raised 5 children, has 19 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren and can name them all in order without skipping a beat. When she wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t fall …

  “Staring down the face of fear, gotta keep breathing. When the negative is all you hear, gotta keep believing. ‘Cause in the dark there is a light. Your truth, it keeps on burning bright, makes me brave enough to fight the fight and shout the battle cry. You’ll never stop me; I’m a …

Do you know someone who seems to be “super-mom”? That person who leaves you in awe of their boundless energy and creativity? Or the instagram-mom whose life (and family) looks perfect in each photo? Or ever wonder how the mom with nine kids still seems perfectly sane and even happy? Do you, like me, …

“What if this river in me is stronger when I’m weak? What if it’s true? What if I give up control, hands up, let go? I have nothing to lose, nothing to prove. What if all the Life was already there welling up and drowning out the fear? I can feel it now—hope is …

“Here I go, tiptoeing into the kitchen, and don’t you know, crash goes the coffee cup. My only chance to sit and listen. Lord, don’t let the kids wake up. A little time with you, the only way to get me through the day. Oh, come meet me in this moment, before it all …