Today I was pondering the idea that “motion leads to motivation.” Not the other way around, as we may often think. At one point in the day I had this little block of time before my next commitment, and I felt overwhelmed because there were so many things that needed to get done but, Read More

Seventeen. Seventeen people were killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. There have been 25 fatal school shootings since Columbine in 1999. The temptation is to either avoid these statistics, turn off the news, look away, or to live in fear. As people of God we have a better way. We know that we serve a, Read More

“Your baby is going to be born with a birth defect.” The young mother heard these unsettling words when she was pregnant with her second baby. She played back the sequence of events in her mind. Her nearly three-year old daughter had double-pneumonia and when the mom went to the hospital to be by, Read More

Friends, my struggle with the blank page is real. The blinking cursor on an all-white computer screen is like the incessant drip of a leaky faucet. It haunts me when it’s time to write devotionals for a new Body & Soul Fitness session, when it’s time to write choreography to brand new music, and, Read More

We live on a street where we get power outages often. And, by often, I mean sometimes when there is a gust of wind that wouldn’t push a sailboat 10 feet, we lose electricity. As soon as it starts blowing outside, my neighbors and I have gotten into the habit of gathering flashlights and, Read More

My friend is going through a rough patch. Ann (not her real name) is out of work and has been for a period of months. She doesn’t have a place of her own. Friends have opened their home for her to stay with them, and she is thankful for their generosity, but there’s no, Read More

I love the holidays. In my opinion, Christmas songs can start as soon as the first leaf turns orange signaling that fall is here. Halloween and Thanksgiving are fine and all, but, for me, the Christmas spirit takes over fall and winter. This is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but a, Read More

Ahh…what to do with an ENTIRE day off?! I woke up feeling excited yet overwhelmed. The whole family was home from school and work due to a holiday. Yay! Precious time. I briefly entertained thoughts of fun outings like heading to the beach for the afternoon. I LOVE the beach, and a breath of fresh, Read More

The hurricane season this year has created devastation in many parts of the world and our hearts have been heavy as we have lifted prayers for all who have been affected and found ways to help personally. I have been praying for God to not only heal cities that have flooded but to heal, Read More

In the past few weeks I’ve been plagued by what I call “first-world problems”. What I’m referring to are the inconveniences that slow down my productivity and/or take away some modern comfort that I’ve grown accustomed to. Here’s the current list: the in-door water dispenser in my refrigerator kept freezing. The uninterrupted power source, Read More