I began what I hope becomes a lenten discipline this morning meditating on the Gospel of Mark. Mark begins his gospel around the theme of repentance. I’ve always been taught that repentance means to confess your sins and to go a new direction, to literally turn 180 degrees. As I reflected on Mark 1:1-8 I realized […]Read more "Lent and Repentance"
In my last post, I talked about our deconditioned state as disciples. Our lack of practicing spiritual disciplines, of being an active disciple, have made us sluggish and unresponsive to spiritual training. It also makes us sorely in need of help. My (Recent) Story The last year of my life has seen some rather dramatic […]Read more "Training for Now"
In my last post (Exercise Spirituality) I talked about the importance of seeing results. In fact, a lack of results is why most people quit just about anything they do. People cancel their gym memberships because they don’t lose weight after getting up at 5:00 am for two months straight. Likewise, people cancel their church […]Read more "Deconditioned Disciples"
Results “While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 CEB Let’s face it, exercise and spiritual disciplines have tremendous value and yet most of us fail miserably at both. Why? Let me suggest a few […]Read more "Exercise Spirituality"
Functional Fitness and TRX® The gym has weights. We like lifting weights. They make us feel strong and look good. Let’s be honest, we even like watching ourselves in the mirror as we lift. We see gains that are there and even some that aren’t. However, the gym ultimately should be about improving our overall […]Read more "Functional Fitness and TRX"
You’ve decided to make some changes and now you need to set some goals. There’s a SMART way to do it and a … well … a not so smart way to do it. I’ll keep this simple. SMART Goals are a proven way to help you reach your goals with a higher rate of […]Read more "SMART Goals"
A new year means new opportunities, new challenges, new victories, new losses. Will you be the person at the end of 2016 looking back regretting the loss of yet another year, or will you be the person looking back saying, “Wow, I killed it this year!”? Change is difficult because it goes against human nature. […]Read more "Changes in 2016?"