Monthly archive for April 2011

30 Years

March 2011 was the beginning of 30 years of the First Place 4 Health ministry.  I didn’t have a clue about all God planned to do when I joined the initial First Place class in March 1981 at my church in Houston, Texas.  Today I look back and see that thousands of lives have been changed forever because these men and women have learned how to give Jesus Christ first place in their lives. The first big 30th anniversary celebration event will be our 2011 Summit at Houston’s First Baptist Church on July 29-30.  This event, which is usually reserved for FP4H Leaders, will be open to everyone this year.  Many exciting seminars designed for FP4H leaders and members, along with inspiring worship and praise, will encourage you to continue your journey to wellness or motivate you to get started. The Summit begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, and

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Fitness for the Feet

Fitness for the Feet

If you were going to spend money on new fitness wear this spring, what would you buy? What do you think is the most important thing to buy when you are going to make fitness a part of your everyday life? May I suggest that it be a “good pair of fitness shoes!” Our feet form our base of support for everything from standing to running. Anyone who has ever sprained an ankle or broken a toe knows how a foot injury affects your whole life. Imbalances in the foot can cause everything from shin splints to hip problems.  Because the “foot bone is connected to the leg bone” etc.., everything works together in God’s amazing plan of how he created the human body. So how do you take care of our feet when you want to be an active person? The first thing is to get good supportive shoes,

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Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 There are two ways that I can change my way of living and thinking about food. The first way involves learning all of the rules—the foods to eat and the foods to not eat. The rules about what to eat also come with rules for rigorous exercise. The second way to submit myself to God’s plan for my life is to live utterly dependent on Him, seeing my body as the temple where the Holy Spirit resides. If I choose the first way, I can become rigid and legalistic about the rules and become critical of those who do not follow the rules. When the work of doing the rules becomes too difficult, it is easy to

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