Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Hope Does Not Disappoint

“Hope does not disappoint.” –Romans 5:5 Read: Romans 5 I’ve always loved today’s verse. Read it again. I’ve purposefully held out the surrounding verses, because I want to focus on this phrase for a second. See, when the world mentions the word “hope,” its tone is usually one of question or doubt. I hope I […]


Light Your World

We’re people watchers — me and my best pal, Ms. Josey Wales — and last night was no exception. Sitting outside Trader Joe’s waiting for mama to finish shopping, we watched all sorts of people. Some of them even noticed Josey’s grey beard and eye brows. We took it all in. But then we watched […]


Jars of Clay

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are hard-pressed on every side but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of […]


We Can Take It

“We are well able to conquer it.” –Numbers 13:30 Read: Numbers 13 Of the twelve spies to survey the promised land, the Bible says that only two came back positive that they’d be victorious with God’s help. Two dream chasers. Two true believers. When everyone else was negative, these two were wide-eyed and hopeful. We […]


Life’s Greatest Pleasure

“People will be lovers of themselves.” –2 Timothy 3:2 Read: 2 Timothy 3 I happened to run across one of those motivational posters this weekend. You know, the kind with those powerful statements meant to inspire you to be all you can be. Well, even though it wasn’t exactly new to me, this one caught […]


If God Asks…

“We live by faith, not by sight.” –2 Corinthians 5:7 Read: 2 Corinthians 5 I know we typically end our study with a question, but today we’re starting with one. I’m wondering: Would you forfeit your health for the Lord? More specifically, would you give up your fitness lifestyle if God asked you to?


A Healthy Fear

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God…” –1 Peter 2:17 Read: 1 Peter 2 You may have anticipated today’s entry — for the other shoe to drop. Well, you’d be right, because there is a healthy kind of fear. Back in my heavy lifting days, after the warm-up and light sets, we’d gradually load more […]


Strong Community

“Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” –Luke 5:5 Read: Luke 5 Smelly. Dirty. Grimy. These are just a few of the ways to describe Peter and his buddies. After all, they spent their days baiting hooks and cleaning […]


Start Pulling

I’ll never forget it. I was 19; the newest member of a very small band of brothers. We weren’t an official group on the Baylor University campus, by any means, these “Russell Rats.” We had no membership roster, no board of directors or rules and regulations to speak of, but we were very exclusive. And […]


Live, Eat and Sleep

There he is. He’s been up all night. If you’ve been with us the last couple of days, you know what he’s writing and to whom. He’s almost to the end of one of his letters. The rhythmic regularity of the occasional drop of water echoes off the cold walls of the prison, and the light of […]