Monthly archive for March 2010

I’m Going to Dig Out My Old Books and Get Started!

Hi, I was in this program about two years ago and I loved it. I still have my books and devotionals. Although I cannot afford to begin your program, I would love to hear from you all occasionally. And the Ahava minerals are the best I have ever used. A lady at our local Christian book store gave me some samples. I would love to have the travel bag with the Ahava minerals. I may buy one. I am going to dig out my old books and get started I think. I go to cardiac rehab three times a week, so what a better time to get started. God Bless, Terry McFarlin Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Is Your Life Upside Down?

This morning I was reading Chapter 3 of Proverbs, which talks about the benefits of wisdom.  I especially love verses 5-6,  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. When Hurricane Ike landed on September 13, 2008, our lives were instantly turned upside down.  We lost our permanent home on Galveston Bay and everything that was inside the house, as well.  The months following are a bit of a blur, so we must have been in shock without knowing it. Here we are 18 months out from Hurricane Ike and I can testify that the verses above are true.  God led us every step of the way and has not allowed us to make a wrong move, because we have trusted Him with the details of our lives. Our next

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Head Outside and…

Walk, jog, bike, hike, play tennis, skate, ride a horse, do some gardening, wash your car or… you fill in the blank. This is quite a variety of activities, but they do have something in common. They all require physical movement. They are all part of an active lifestyle, and they all can be a part of your fitness regime.  Some of these activities are “aerobic”—they challenge your heart to work hard over a period of time and strengthen your heart muscle and cardiovascular system. They require sustained work of major muscle groups. They include walking, jogging, biking, hiking, and swimming–to name a few. Other activities are anaerobic, requiring short bursts of energy and intense movement, such as tennis. Still others are more focused on strength and flexibility—gardening, for example, requires leg, arm and back strength as well as the flexibility to stretch and reach where needed to get the

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Hope 4 You

When I was in Charleston, SC for our Hope 4 You event, we started out the morning with an optional boot camp workout and 20 people showed up. We knew immediately that it was going to be a great day! We partnered with Body & Soul Fitness for this event and the fun part of the day is that everyone participated in all of the different exercises that Body & Soul offers. We all had a great time. We left encouraged that we can incorporate exercise into our lifestyle. Learn more about the programs offered by Body & Soul Fitness at www.bodyandsoul.org. We also partnered with Steve Reynolds, pastor of Central Baptist Church, in Annandale, VA, and author of Bod 4 God. Steve has lost 115 pounds and has a passion to help pastors lead their churches to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. You may have seen him on Fox

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Putting the Scale in Its Place

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. –Psalm 126:3 Having been a First Place for Health member for a few years, I know how discouraging it can be to have a gain at the scale. As a new First Place for Health leader, I wanted to encourage the members of my new group when they faced the scale, and desired to give them proper perspective about what should be dictating their attitude.  When we step on the scale each week do we roll our eyes, groan, begin making excuses or justifications if the number on the scale is dissatisfactory to us?  Do we let that number on the scale affect our mood for the remainder of the day?? Is it affecting how we respond to our family members and coworkers? Are we letting the scale be the barometer for how well we have

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