The New Year will be here before you know it with many making a New Year’s Resolution to get fit. Intentions are good and motivation high, for a while. Before you know it, usually by the end of week two, the cares of life distract your desire and you’ve given up on that goal. But if you stick it through, doing a little bit of good every day then you will gain momentum to carry you through. You will begin to see results and the good fruit of your efforts
Triage, by definition is —noun
1. the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.
When I write, when I pray, what I see all leads me to triage of hearts, minds and souls. My life, my words, my actions are meant for more than just a bandaid. A bandaid only covers a wound and masks it, if you will. But triage is willing to investigate. Triage is a willingness to get down deep with people. Triage is
Hold your own today…
You are a timeless classic.
There is nothing like simple elegance that carries itself with no need to impress. It just rests in who it is, Identity hemmed by a seamless garment.
“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.”
Did you know?. . .
I used to deeply struggle with sugar.
I know it had to be an addiction,
I used to make it a morning practice to drop the family at school and then my youngest stayed with me as he hadn’t begun school yet, and we go to the track and run some sprints before my morning clients. I’m recalling a day similar to this several years ago—-
On this particular day, around noon, we returned to my husband’s office which is adjacent to the track I’ve been using. My son looks toward the sky then replies,
“The sun doesn’t look like that when we run sprints.”
I smiled inwardly
Benefits of Supplementing with BCAA’s
Supplementing with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) has shown 5 strong benefits:
1. Increases testosterone and reduces cortisol. This creates a quality hormonal environment.
2. Inhibitor of Catabolism. Catabolism is “breaking down”, in this case, prevents the breaking down of muscle. Research shows we cannibalize a certain amount of muscle tissue during exercise. BCAA’s work like shrink wrap on your muscle inhibiting this process and telling the body to utilize body fat for energy.
3. Reduces fat and stimulates muscle growth. BCAA’s basically take energy from fat instead of muscles
Spiritual fitness is a bit like physical fitness. Health, wholeness and healing come to all who expose their being to possibility.
When we exercise our mind and free expression we open our world and it becomes larger. One thing I’ve always said college can do for a young person is give them a bigger world view and expand their deductive reasoning abilities.
When you work a muscle with resistance training you explore the possibility the muscle fibers offer. Will I get stronger? Will I grow bigger? Will I
REST in the Arms of the Almighty.
At the end of the day you can rest when you know you’ve given your best and can trust God with the particulars of world order and personal progress and provision. Learn to say no to some things so you can say yes to others. There are demands for our time and attention everywhere. Be intentional about rest!
EXERCISE your freedom to choose to be kind, generous, and willing to discipline yourself in right living. Take up hobbies that refresh your soul. Do charitable work
Yesterday I came across a photograph of my boys that was maybe from 7 years ago. Kids change so much so quickly, it’s beautiful and painful at the same time. Bitter sweet I guess you would call it. I just sat drinking in the picture. They were all huddled up close to one another, laughing, the baby on my 2nd oldest son’s shoulders—they were so happy. I am so grateful that their early and middle childhood years were happy years for them.
When my kids were really little we would sit on
Have you ever been waterskiing?
When I was growing up this was our weekend activity of choice. We went often and we went with some close friends. Our summer vacation was usually a camping trip near water so we could ski all day every day. I absolutely loved it.
If you’ve ever skied you know how challenging it can be to learn to stand up on the water as the boat drags you along. Learning can mean a lot of water in your face and up your nose. There is
I once met the sweetest lady at the gym. She was always smiling and friendly…always faithful to her workouts….and did I mention she was 80 years old? She would speak to me sweetly and say a blessing over my health. I want to be like that when I’m 80!
It breaks my heart to look around the American society at large and see people popping every prescription drug imaginable in an effort to manage a diagnosis or buffer some pain. There is a place for medicine, but we’ve gotten out of