Monthly archive for April 2017

Double Your Impact, Double Your Good

Double Your Impact, Double Your Good

I love the FP4H program.  I loved it from the first class in 1981, even though at the time I wasn’t interested in doing the whole program.  God’s plan for my life was to use the FP4H program to build me into the woman He desired for me to become. It wasn’t until 1984, when I gave up control of my life, that the real work could begin.  God and God alone is the One who has given me the gift of balanced living in all four areas: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. When I retired in 2014, it was the sweetest time I have ever had with my Lord.  The Holy Spirit gently spoke to my heart and said, “Carole, there wouldn’t be a more perfect time to retire than now.” So I did it the very next morning!  Johnny went on hospice the next month and I was

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Our Plan

Our Plan

Yes, we can! Nothing is impossible with God. We cannot wait another day. We are ready and prepared to conquer the obesity epidemic in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. We need to take back what the enemy has so craftily stolen from us—the health of the church. And we have a plan!  We believe God has the funds we need to reach this goal! Phase One: May 1 to July 1– Match the donor!   Carole Lewishas stepped up to give $25,000 to FP4H and is asking for five of you to give $5,000 to match it. Just five people can get this thing rolling to reality. Of course, wouldn’t it be just like God to move more than five people to match this donation?  It is entirely possible for all of the money to be raised by this one beautiful donation—inspiring others to give. Phase Two:  August 1 to September 1– Kick Starter campaign! Additional donations

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Where’s Your Focus?

Where's Your Focus?

I was recently convicted about something that I thought was no longer a big issue or challenge for me. “So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12) comes to mind, right?  Anyway, I will confess that I allowed a few too many calories to pass through my lips, along with a little less exercise, than I needed over the Christmas holidays.  I was still in my healthy weight range, but not exactly where I knew I needed to be—for me.  So, I made a concentrated effort to cut my calories back a little from my usual maintenance level of 1600-1800 and was following the 1300-1400 calorie level on the FP4H Live-it chart.  I was SO CAREFUL….but after a couple of weeks with still no change, I was getting a little upset.  Old thoughts started popping into my mind—the same ones I battled over 20 years ago

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35 Years of Memories

35 Years of Memories

Thirty-five years!  How can it be?  I’ll never forget how I came into the First Place 4 Health program.  It was January 1981, and I met up with a long-time friend at a baby shower.  Kay Taylor had lost a lot of weight and I said, “Kay, how could you do this and not tell me?”  Our parents were friends before Kay and I were born and we had grown up together at Houston’s First Baptist Church.  Kay looked at me and said, “Carole, you know we are going to be 40 next year; do you want to be fat and 40?” Shortly thereafter the First Place 4 Health program was offered at my church, so I enlisted my mom and my dear friend Pat Lewis to join with me.  The three of us were in the first group that began the First Place program in March, 1981. There have

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