Some women enjoy sitting in a comfy chair to meditate for their quiet time with the Lord. Not me. I either get distracted thinking about all the things I should be doing or I get sleepy. I enjoy walking and talking with the Lord. I start by stretching and taking deep breaths, thanking God …

‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4 (New International Version) It took a lot of years for me to finally realize that cookies and chip dip weren’t to blame for the extra weight around my middle. Food wasn’t the culprit, …

Celebrate National Heart Month | Body & Soul Fitness

February is American Heart Health month and as any fitness organization, Body & Soul is all about celebrating healthy hearts and helping people strive toward the best heart health possible. According to the Cleveland Clinic, our hearts beat 100,000 times a day, pumping 1.5 gallons of blood each minute, and are about the size …

“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 …