In a blur of rituals and jam-packed schedules, it is easy to lose sight of the joy of Christmas. For most people, the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one mad rush of holiday activities. There are kids’ concerts to be attended, gifts to be purchased, then the trips to see family., Read More

Have you ever been in a circumstance where you knew you should “give” something, but did not have the resources?  Maybe it was a financial commitment, a time commitment, or in this case, the choice to exercise for your health.  As you were faithful to fulfill your commitment, you were amazed to see that, Read More

Music has a powerful and limitless impact in our lives. A song that impacted me greatly at one point in my life was “Alleluia” by Michael W. Smith. It is sung in church services and has become well known in many circles. For me it is a song that fills my heart with emotion every, Read More

Do you like making plans? I do! I like thinking about fun future events, anticipating exciting things to come and doing my part to make them happen. I’m a list-maker and I like to check things off the list. If you are like me, you understand the satisfaction of finishing things and seeing the, Read More

Do you think of the movie “Mighty Ducks” about the kid’s hockey team, or do you remember the animated superhero mouse from years ago, “Mighty Mouse?”  And what does the word “mighty” even mean? Merriam-Webster.com defines “mighty” as “having or showing great strength or power: very great.” The fictitious hockey team and the flying, Read More

STRESS is all around us. It can be caused by our environment, diet, exercise (or lack of) and attitude. With God’s guidance we are able to control these areas even if it seems impossible. God takes our STRESS and gives us GRACE. Stress for me looked like: a car accident waiting to happen –, Read More

For Body & Soul, at this particular moment in time, it means that God has limitless possibilities for us in the future! We stand at a special juncture in time—we are coming together on August 4-6 for a special time of celebrating the past, present, and future of our faith & fitness ministry. We, Read More

Just the other day, when my life was feeling particularly frenzied I punched the button on my car CD player and immediately heard the song “Today” by Blanca.  I began to sing along and my day was changed as I sang loudly (to myself) “You’ve got today to forgive and to live, let the, Read More

Every time you speak words of encouragement to someone, you are shining a light into their life. Every time you give a hug, you shine love on that person. When you serve others or offer to help them out, your life “shines.” And it’s amazing how the reflection comes back to you when you, Read More

Do you ever feel like that? The above are lyrics from an old contemporary Christian song called “Asleep in the light.” Ironically, when I first heard this song I was in bed, napping! I was a leader at a teen camp and I was wiped out. When I heard that line, I bolted out, Read More