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FIT PROJECT – Week 11

The Good Fight of Faith We pick and choose our battles. In middle school, I signed up to play football for the Bammel Patriots in Houston, Texas. I was totally thrilled for this opportunity. I can recall orientation day, moving through the equipment line in the gymnasium, being handed my helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, and […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 10

Grace matters most I can recall the first bone I ever broke in my body. I was working as a front-end loader operator at a small, family-owned rock quarry in San Diego, California. I was young and ambitious, wanting to show an exemplary work ethic by accomplishing my tasks with speed and intensity as the […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 9

Overcoming the Battle to Be Fit Most of what I used to eat came in a sealed box or bag. I never prayerfully considered how much of it I should consume or the amount I would feed to others. As a Christian, I believe we have to be concerned with what we eat but not as […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 8

Fitness Begins with Theology As a family man, I have known and interacted with several parents who have joyously brought babies into this world. During their expecting stages, they would purchase newborn clothes with phrases like “I Love My Daddy”and “Mommy’s Little Helper”on them. I wondered how they could know that these statements would be […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 7

  The Importance of Challenging Yourself and Others Twenty-one years ago, I walked across Westfield’s ceremonial stage in Spring, Texas to receive my diploma and finish high school. By the time I became a member of the graduating class of 1997, it occurred to me that I didn’t know a whole lot academically.  Still though, […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 6

Health & Fitness Requires Character In the book of Judges, chapters 13 thru 16, is the story of Samson, who was once ruler over Israel, chosen by God to free His people from Philistine oppression. In the telling of Samson’s life, we see this combination of divine intervention versus masculine mishap. It is a prime […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 5

Nothing without Love Some think love is that warm fuzzy feeling you get when snuggled up with a significant other. Some think love is that satisfying savory goodness that hits your lips when you drink a beer or that sensation on your tongue when you bite into a juicy cheeseburger or a hot slice of […]

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FIT PROJECT- WEEK 4

Faith-Infused Health and Fitness Every industry I’ve worked in, whether it was merchandise, restaurants, fitness, or construction, my customers and clients were incessantly on the lookout for discounts and free stuff. They were all inherently attracted to the promise of more for less. When I worked as a personal trainer, gym members would constantly ask […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 3

Holiness Is What Builds Strength When we think of holiness, we don’t think of ourselves.  I think it’s become difficult for us to make a connection to the idea of being holy, because of what that word means in the world today.  Before I was a Christian, when I thought of holiness, my mind went […]

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FIT PROJECT – WEEK 2

According to God’s Design I hate running.  But, I love running for God.  I wanted to start this post by telling you that I started running this week and by just giving you a good report. I’m tempted, even now, to tell you the good news about this week and leave out all the bad […]

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