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Hearts On Fire

Read: Matthew 26 “The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” –Matthew 26:41 In my second favorite movie of all-time (Rocky II), Rocky walks to his trainer’s apartment in the middle of the night to ask for his locker back; he wants to fight again. Dismissive, Mickey delivers one of the most painful and […]

The Week Of Heart

“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” –1 Samuel 16: 7 Secretariat was fast. As one of the top three thoroughbreds of all time, Secretariat was in a class by himself. In fact, no other horse has ever run 1 1/2 miles faster than Secretariat. Of the greatest sports […]

Time Of Your Life

Life. It’s been our theme this week. And while I had a gazillion topics I could have covered, I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed writing. This week David reminded us to mix it up and get into the fight of our lives. We talked about personal victories (very personal) and we […]

For Those Who Can’t, Stand

“…Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” –Mark 10:49 Hope you don’t mind, but in keeping with our “LIVE LIFE” theme this week, I thought I’d pull a short paragraph from the book. And just wait till you see some of the comments we’ve received from it. “I sat behind a man in church […]

Until It Gets To Jesus

Charles Spurgeon once said, “It’s not a sermon until it gets to Jesus.” Go ahead and read that sentence again, and this time let it marinade a minute before you move on. Sweet, right? If you’ve noticed another theme this week, it’s not an accident. Monday we said it was time to live, and yesterday […]

Goodbye “R2″

A couple of my buddies who do not read PrayFit won’t get the benefit of knowing what I’m about to tell you, they’ll just have to witness it first-hand. However, I had a small victory yesterday. And because we get personal at PrayFit, I somehow find myself at peace in sharing. Many of you have […]

Time To Live

“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:50 “He struck down the Philistine.” You know, I’ve thought a lot lately about the young David and the day he floored the giant. Not sure why, but in my […]

He Set Limits

If focusing on how the body reacts to life has taught me anything this week (and over the years), it’s that God gets us. He gets why we worry. Why else would He constantly encourage us to have faith? He gets why we suffer. Why else would He urge us not to lean on our […]

Weak, Fragile, Glorious

“He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.” –Philippians 3:21 Neat week. Tuesday we talked soreness and redemption, and yesterday the atrophy of our frail flesh was a fresh reminder of resilient grace. Eternal […]

The Comfort of Atrophy

Atrophy: The gradual decline in muscle; to waste away. I first learned of the word back in college while sitting around the lunch table with my fellow lifting buddies. A novice weightlifter, I was growing like a weed. I remember thinking – wait no – I remember knowing that the work and food I was putting […]