Monthly archive for September 2005

Expect the Unexpected

My wife accuses me of not “anticipating” when I am driving.  As a matter of fact, she has decided that it is a male trait. By this, she means that men drive too aggressively and do not allow for the unexpected. We race toward a green light assuming it will still be green and then slam on the brakes when it is red. We zip through crowded freeways as though the opening ahead will be ours for the taking when we jerk into the slot.  These are, of course, the observations of an overly cautious female and not an accurate observation of masculine “drive and conquer” tactics. BUT – it they were accurate, they could serve as an illustration of life. That illustration is that there is a time and a way for anticipation to be part of our life. After the crucifixion of Jesus, he was buried and his

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Message from Networking Leader Mark Gutierrez

Message from Networking Leader Mark Gutierrez

This is an email from Mark Gutierrez from Chino, CA. Mark lost 120 pounds in First Place and is now a Networking Leader in CA. Read Mark’s story in the Success Stories section. You can read his update in Carole Lewis’ book, The Divine Diet. As most of you know, I’m in training for the Houston Marathon in January 2006. It’ll kick off the 25’Th Anniversary Celebration for First Place, a Christ centered health program. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in First Place almost 7 years. What’s even harder to believe is that I’ve become a runner. Last year after the First Place Leadership Summit, Beverly Henson ( Personal Trainer and First Place Exercise Consultant) issued a challenge to the attendees to join her in running the Houston Marathon in 2006. I immediately responded with an “I’m in!” I wanted to begin running, but really needed some motivation. Well, needless

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