Let me tell you a little story about a journey I am on. A journey to true (and lasting) health and wellness for myself and for my family. I look around and everyone I see is either very unhappy with their weight, struggling to lose weight, or wishing they could be healthier. It wasn’t, Read More

My grandma, Marcie Schipma, is 94 years young. And I want to be her when I grow up. My grandma has raised 5 children, has 19 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren and can name them all in order without skipping a beat. When she wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t fall, Read More

  “Staring down the face of fear, gotta keep breathing. When the negative is all you hear, gotta keep believing. ‘Cause in the dark there is a light. Your truth, it keeps on burning bright, makes me brave enough to fight the fight and shout the battle cry. You’ll never stop me; I’m a, Read More

“Here I go, tiptoeing into the kitchen, and don’t you know, crash goes the coffee cup. My only chance to sit and listen. Lord, don’t let the kids wake up. A little time with you, the only way to get me through the day. Oh, come meet me in this moment, before it all, Read More

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 It was a desperate moment. I cried out to God to please help me, rescue me, deliver me! I had fallen into a pit, 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

Author Dick Eastman suggests in his book The Hour that Changes the World [1] to divide an hour into twelve, five minute periods. During each period, one prays a different type of prayer presented graphically in a Prayer Wheel. At first, I could not comprehend praying for an hour. I started with twelve minutes—one minute for, 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