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

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Have You Tasted God’s Love? What is graced with a crown, has seeds to number the Old Testament laws and brings rhythm to your heart? If you guessed pomegranate – you are correct. Rich in symbolism while delivering an antidote for life, pomegranates bring the taste of God’s love in three ways: Biblically Because, Read More

Just Don’t Quit A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Proverbs 14:29 It takes time for changes to take place in our bodies. Developing patience and proficiency in the area of exercise may be one of the biggest challenges of all, but will be well worth it. One of, Read More

How’s your heart? When you read that question – do you think of your physical heart, the organ ‘muscle’ that delivers blood throughout the body; or do you think of the emotional aspect of the heart, the innermost part of your being? After all, it is National Heart Month, so it’s the perfect time, Read More

Don’t you love fresh songs that inspire your body to move and your soul to soar? I do! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved dancing to music—starting with tap and ballet, then in cotillion, at high school dances, and now in Body & Soul! Music makes me look forward to, Read More

Yes, that’s what we are this winter! We don’t pilot helicopters and pick up soldiers in battle who need rescuing. We don’t run across the beach clutching a red floating device to help a child who is in danger from a rip tide. Instead, we join together in Body & Soul Fitness classes, personally, Read More