I am not a bibilcal scholar. I love the Word and love to study it but I am by no means an expert. I keep myself enrolled in Bible study throughout the year because truth be told, as much as I love it, Bible study often is the first thing to fall off of, Read More

Does music bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face? We hope so! From the beginning of Body & Soul Fitness in 1981 we knew that the music we chose to exercise to made a difference—a huge difference. We knew that our music was one of the unique things that set, Read More

I was humbled yesterday when I heard the words: “What excuse are you going to give God when He gives an account at the end of your life?” You see, I always hang on my discipline to get moving nearly everyday, with my hashtag of #noexcuses and I find pride there. I have changed, Read More

It’s the time of year when we say goodbye to summer and transition into a new season, sending children off to school, making plans for the approaching holidays of autumn, and hopefully recommitting to our personal fitness goals. In the midst of this change in pace, I personally long for a season characterized by, Read More

Last spring, my church suffered heartbreak like it had not experienced in all of its thirty years. Though my husband and I had only been members of the congregation for just over a decade, we, too, were devastated by our losses. It seemed like every week another family left the fellowship—our church family began, Read More

As I sat down to have my quiet time with the Lord, I read in Sarah Young’s “Jesus Always” devotional – “strive to live more fully in the present, refusing to worry about tomorrow.”  Those words really hit me hard, as I had been struggling with a health issue – one for which I, Read More

We have all been there…the squat set that you do when you just don’t think you can do one more round…the leaps you do when your legs feel like noodles…the push up you can’t wait to finish because you just aren’t sure you have even one more in those arms of yours. Yes, it’s, Read More

When my children were little I used to put my love for them in action by singing to them to calm them. Simple tunes like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and my favorite—“Jesus loves me, this I know.” As they grew, I would play music while driving around on errands and we would all sing, Read More

Like most high school students, getting up while it’s still dark outside was not one of my favorite things, but if you’re on a team or a member of a club you sometimes had to get to school really, really early to catch the traveling activity bus. This was often my reality as a, Read More

You’ve heard of people training to improve their fitness level, training for a marathon, or training for a career. But training for peace?  Really?  How does that work? When you think of experiencing peace, you may think of walking on the beach on a sunny day.  Sure, it’s easy to have peace on these, Read More