Monthly archive for May 2015

Where are You in the Race?

I challenged everyone at Summit 2014 to praise progress no matter where you are in the race.  At the beginning!   On the way!   Halfway there!  Almost to goal!  At the goal!  When we practice praise, we overflow with God’s blessings.  Summit is a great time to praise our progress no matter where we are in the race. At the Beginning!  Yay!  You have recognized the need to learn something new.  You have said “Yes.”    So many of us sit on the fence wondering if it is worth our time, worth our effort or worth the expense.   At Summit you meet likeminded people seeking God first in their wellness journey.   Go for it!  You are worth it.  Here are praises from last year: Revived and look forward to God’s plan for me. I have more determination to trust God to help me live out a balanced life. It was an utterly

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Healthy Summer Living

Healthy Summer Living

Summer can be a blissful time of vacationing, catching up on hobbies and personal projects, or just leisurely enjoying a clear schedule. It can also be a hectic time of traveling cross-country to see family or chauffeuring a van full of kids to sporting events every weekend. However, whether your summer offers you more free time or less, it is important that you work to protect those disciplines you’ve worked so hard to adopt, such as eating well, being active and growing spiritually. Often summer can be a season when people fall off the proverbial wagon and fail to get back on until New Year’s, so it is important that you stay committed to healthy living during this time. Below are some helpful hints about how to keep good nutrition and fitness behaviors stable parts of your routine so that you can enjoy a healthier summer season. Stay Organized.  Create

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Only You

Only You

You were running a  good race.  Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? G a l a t i a n s  5 : 7  Galatians 5:7 is one of my favorite verses. I guess the reason is because I have lived it so many times. I can easily run a good race for a couple of weeks, but the daily routine of running finally gets to me, and I stop running. The truth is that I am basically undisciplined. I like the idea of living a disciplined life; I just don’t like the hard work it takes to achieve it. I love a clean closet, but that means I must pick up my clothes and shoes every single day. I love a clean desk, but that means I must handle paper only once, which is extremely hard for me to do. I love a clean

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Five Reasons to Have a FP4H Summer Session

Five Reasons to Have a FP4H Summer Session

My spring session of FP4H only has two more weeks, and I have to tell you I am a little panicky. I have a feeling that a few in my group will want to want to break for summer.  Not me—I need it all! I am going to make my case next week in class as to why I think we should continue. I have narrowed it down to five reasons: No. 1:  We all need accountability. I have finally gotten to the place in my walk with the Lord that I do not have to be weighed by someone every week. I am not at the place, however, where I do not need someone praying for me every week. The prayer support in my FP4H group is deeper and more consistent than any I have ever experienced. We don’t have a large class, but we are wholeheartedly committed to

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