Do you have certain things you say that just roll off the tongue because you’ve said them so many times? Like answering “fine” when someone asks “how are you?”, or when you respond with a quick “God bless you” when someone nearby sneezes? These automatic replies come naturally due to repetition, and I often, Read More

Confession time:  I love our “Show Love” interval song in this spring’s Body & Soul Fitness session. I love the out-out-in-in ladder run movement and I actually love to hurt through those squat jumps. I know…it’s nuts but there you have it, I really do like them. They make us strong and what doesn’t, Read More

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, signaling the official start of summer, it’s time to slow down, enjoy the new season, and wear white. Wait. Is that still a rule in our independent-thinking fashion society? Regardless of your fashion convictions, summer is the time to consider your seasonal workout plans, whether or not, Read More

This saying is pretty much my life’s philosophy. “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly.” I know at first blush it probably seems very strange. It’s the opposite of most inspirational quotes and logos. And it’s definitely a 180 degree take on the more positive original quote: “Anything worth doing is worth doing, Read More

Throughout our lives, God weaves a tapestry using people and circumstances that don’t make sense to us until we reflect on our lives. It is then we look back and say, “Thank you, Lord, for being my Master, Creator, Provider, Tapestry Weaver and Father.” In the ‘70’s, I lived in a cul-de-sac, with LOTS, Read More

I love springtime! New life springs up from the earth. Rains come and the earth turns green. As a new thing this Spring, my husband and I have started exploring our local Farmer’s Market. Each Saturday we get up and head to 19th street near the oceanfront in Virgina Beach to talk with all, Read More

When I hear the words “Love in Action,” I can’t help but think of my friend Stephanie. I met her nine years ago on a preschool field trip to the zoo. I was pregnant with my 3rd child at the time and suffering from debilitating morning sickness, depression and anxiety. But she didn’t know, Read More

If there was ever a responsibility that demanded perseverance it is being a mom. I like to say it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love. The hours are long. The job description is lengthy and ever-changing – from diapers to carpooling to helping with college admission forms. Oh yes, and the starting pay is, Read More

During the spring of 2009, nearly a year after my youngest son was born, I crawled out of bed every morning feeling a little bit useless and a lot depressed. Guilt and shame haunted me, and I could not defeat the lies that oppressed me each day. I was overweight, but more than that,, Read More

You’ve heard us share about the Go Global campaign but why should you support it? These funds are going to support programs across the world. To share the impact of your donation, we are sharing a story from a student who benefits from your generous support of our ministry! “Body and Soul has been, Read More