Strong Will or Strong Won’t?

Strong Will or Strong Won't?

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. Deuteronomy 30:11 “Reach.” This is an action word—as in “reach for a cookie,” which is one choice we can certainly make; or a better choice, “reach for the ceiling,” which we do while exercising. God first spoke to Moses, who then delivered His commands to the Israelites. The will to obey precedes carrying out His greatest commandments, which come down to two actions: to love and obey God. Not difficult—right? If only it were that easy! Personally, I battle weight control daily. But before First Place I considered it a losing battle. I now realize the battle is not mine but God’s. And His greatest battle with me is not controlling my weight but commanding my obedience. Oswald Chambers said, “The battle is fought in the domain of the will.”1 So the questions

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Three Weeks to a Healthier You – Monday Nights

FREE ONLINE CLASS Are you ready to get started with a healthier you? Are you new to First Place For Health? We are here to help you kick off a healthier you with three weekly virtual group meetings. Mondays • 7:00 – 8:00 PM Central Time August 10th    •    August 17th    •    August 24th First Place for Health is about community and supporting one another. Our meetings will encourage and inspire you as we learn strategies for success. We’ll talk about food, scripture, exercise, prayer, and a whole lot more. IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is for new members only.  

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Keep Your Class Going

  Dear friends, Like you, we’ve been watching the current events surrounding COVID-19. We love our FP4H community and want everybody to be safe, but connected. One of the most important parts of our FP4H classes is that support and connection with our friends in our class. As our movements become more restricted and we become more isolated, we wanted to offer a few ideas for leaders and members to keep that contact and support going. We need it more than ever! SET UP A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR YOUR CLASS.  Use it to share your encouragement, exercise tips, recipes, lesson plans, etc. HAVE YOUR CLASS MEET ONLINE USING ZOOM (zoom.us).  Zoom allows you to see each other as you meet each week. You can create a schedule that mirrors your regular class days and times. Keeping to that regular routine will ease minds, plus make it easier to come back

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Sales & Service Associate

Sales & Service Associate Job DescriptionThe Sales and Service Associate is accountable for a variety of duties, including shipping and receiving, unloading and loading merchandise, fulfilling product orders, and keeping warehouse stocked with essential product. Servicing customers through phone and at times in person. Other light office duties and projects.RequirementsHigh school diploma, customer service experience, able to lift up to 50 pounds, excellent written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Able to work independently. Proficiency in the use of: Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook, Quickbooks and Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramHoursThis position is part-time with flexible hours appropriate to fulfill job requirements. Please complete the following application to be considered for this position. All fields are required.Name First Last Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius andRead more


Wess Stafford, the former CEO and President of Compassion International, said, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is generosity.” When we freely give to those around us, we are truly rich. When we freely give and expect nothing in return, we are truly rich. When we freely give, and it costs us something, we are truly rich. Giving generously does not mean you have to impact your bank account (even though that is a key way to be generous.) The most expensive commodity we have is our time. Time cannot be saved. Time is limited, and we won’t have more hours in the day when the kids get out of the house, or we retire. We are all given 10,080 hours a week. What are you going to do with your weekly allotment this December? Will you be selfish and keep it all for yourself?

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Strength Training – Today is Your Day!

There are so many things about Jesus that I absolutely love! His steadfast love makes me strong, His new mercies every morning give me the chance to begin again, and His promise to be with me in all things brings me the power to conquer what I can’t defeat alone.  As a fitness professional, I believe Jesus is the answer to living a healthy physical life. Strength training is a big part of that life.  The Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults states, “Adults should do muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.”  If you haven’t begun strength training, then today is your day! Some easy tips to remember as you get started: Begin every exercise time with core exercises for stability. Work your bigger muscle groups first, then move onto smaller ones. Divide your routine into two days

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Summit #FP4H Hashtag Contest

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The contest is intended for play in the United States only and will be governed by U.S. Law. Do not enter if you are not a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or DC. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion Period: The Summit 2019 #FP4H Hashtag contest begins August 14, 2019 at 7AM Central Time and ends August 16, 2019, 1PM Central Time. How to Enter:  A person in attendance at Summit 2019 at Houston’s First Baptist Church, may create a post on Facebook or Instagram including the Hashtag #FP4H. The post must be listed as public. Each public #FP4H with pictures and/or comments about Summit 2019 will be an entry into the contest. Winner Selection: Three winners will be selected randomly from the entries received during

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Strength Through Community – Your New Best Friend

Strength Through Community - Your New Best Friend

I finish out my fifties in twelve months. Since my grandparents and great-grandparents lived into their late nineties, my goal for the long haul is to remain strong. I realize if I’m not building muscle strength, I’m losing it. I teach a Body & Soul Strength and Flexibility class at my church two days a week. Why? Because I need it. Plus, when I’m working out with others, I’ll show up. In 2010, when I reached my healthy goal, it was just in time for the hormone roller coaster, menopause.  There is a reason the calorie range charts reduce by 200 calories per day for women when they reach age 51 and men age 61.  As our hormones change (men included), our bodies age, and expend less energy.  If we don’t decrease our food intake, increase our activity level, and build muscle mass, you guessed it, we gain weight.  Plus,

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Summit Event Speaker Vicki Heath

Vicki Heath   Vicki Heath is National Director, First Place 4 Health. Vicki is a certified fitness instructor for the American Council on Exercise, a certified life coach and Wellness Coordinator for her church in Edisto Beach, SC. Vicki is author of the book Don’t Quit Get Fit. She has led a successful First Place 4 Health ministry in her church for more than 18 years. Vicki is passionate about Christ and has a desire to help others understand the value of caring for their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. Vicki is a pastor’s wife and mother of four wonderful children.

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First Place For Health Participation Support Award

Description: The First Place For Health Participation Support Award (FP4H PSA) is made possible through the generous donations of thoughtful, caring FP4H participants that want to ensure others can participate in the FP4H program.  Our desire is that Applicants involved in our biblical weight loss program and events achieve wellness in mind, body, soul and spirit based on a relationship with Jesus Christ. Support Offered This award is intended to cover a portion of the financial cost for attending a FP4H program event. The amount of financial support is based on the need demonstrated in the FP4H PSA Application. Eligibility Any individual or group may apply for this award.  Out of consideration for others, FP4H requests that Applicants only apply once per calendar year.  Award recipients may only receive one award per calendar year. Award Disbursement The FP4H PSA is a non-cash award.  The award amount will be applied to

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