I’m Getting Back Into Running … and Loving It!

When I turned 40 years of age, I started a running habit. By the time I fizzled out at 46 years of age, I had run multiple 5Ks and three half marathons. I had LOVED running so much that I could easily put in a 5-7 mile run on a weekday and then turn around […]

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June 29: “Should We Focus on Physical Fitness or Spiritual Fitness?”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 15:1–16:20 Acts 19:13-41 Psalm 147:1-20 Proverbs 18:4-5 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 147:10-11 (CSB): “He (the LORD) is not impressed by the strength of a horse; he does not value the power of a warrior. The LORD values those who fear him, those who put their hope in […]

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Fitness Report (May 6 – 12)

With family and ministry matters demanding more of my time this past week, I wasn’t able to focus nearly as much as I needed on my fitness. Here’s what this past week looked like:   Sunday (5/6): Day of rest   Monday (5/7): No time to exercise   Tuesday (5/8): Run 1.01 miles (9’43” / […]

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Fitness Report (April 29 – May 5)

Lost another 1.8 lbs in the past week!   Here’s my exercise log for the past week: Sunday (4/29): Day of rest Monday (4/30): Chest press – 170lbs x 8 (3x) Deltoid raise – 110lbs x 8 (3x) Shoulder press – 120lbs x 8 (3x) Low back – 190lbs x 8 (3x) Vertical row – […]

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Fitness Report (April 22-28)

I may change my mind but, as of now, I plan to record some of my achievements in the area of fitness each Saturday. I don’t suspect that these posts will be open or read. But, since I know that they will be on my public blog, it will serve as an incentive to keep […]

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Training for the Murray Half Marathon (2018)

I started running when I hit 40 years of age. Maybe it was a mid-life, guy thing. I’m not sure. I just know that my health numbers were heading in the wrong direction. My weight was gradually increasing, my fitness and muscle mass was decreasing, and stress was hopping into the driver’s seat. I knew […]

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Does your god cause weight gain?

As I spent time reflecting on God’s Word this morning, I came across a text that seemed to be particularly troubling. You know what that’s like, don’t you? You are reading a book (God’s Word) but a verse ‘jumps off the page.’ It’s a clear reminder that God uses the reading of His Word to […]

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Can getting fit be an act of worship?

One of the many joys of being saved is realizing that Jesus didn’t just claim the allegiance of our spirit. He claimed our bodies, too! Romans 12:1 (New Living Translation) “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let […]

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Why Pastors Should Exercise

I took this picture of the Withlacoochie Bike Trailon yesterday’s ride. I went out on a bike ride yesterday and enjoyed a little more than four hours of prayer and reflection.  As I rode down the Withlacoochie Bike Trail in central Florida, I was captivated by God’s creation and by my growing ability to enjoy […]

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