By Doug Pagitt, Pastor
When God set out to create a thing of beauty did He in fact fail? Maybe you’re not all that wonderfully made after all. In fact, wonder if you’re a pretty big disappointment so deeply flawed that God, like a bully on a school bus says you, “Suck Royal”! If this is your understanding of God, then take time to read this entire article adapted from Doug Pagitt’s book A Christianity Worth Believing. Then share the message of rugged beauty with others.
(Approximate reading time: 13:30)
By Paul Coughlin
Fitness teaches our children that pain may be scary but it isn't fatal. Children need to know how to take life-affirming risk and test their own metal. The sin of over-parenting produces weak, pliable, and small-souled children. The bad news – bullying is on the rise. The average bully targets the weak. The good news - helping our children stand up to bullying without falling down is easier than they realize.

How do you celebrate freedom? We asked you to share what freedom means to you and make a declaration of ‘dependence’. Take a look at what others are saying and how we’re all living a faith and fitness lifestyle.

By Dale Fletcher, M.S.

Have you tried everything under the sun to become more fit? Can’t seem to stick with your exercise routine? Frustrated and don’t know where to turn? Wellness coach Dale Fletcher offers ideas you can use to exercise your faith.
By Karol Ladd

Yikes! How long must the world be presented with the image of the crazed lunatic mother that loves Jesus at the expense of all others? We say – ENOUGH! Take a look at these moms who live physically, emotionally, and spiritually the way God intends. They experience joy, peace and more --- and their families do too.
By Bob Markowski and Ralph Haynes, Introduction by Phil Black

The devastating fires of October 2007 in Southern California scarred thousands of acres and thousands of lives. Sure--- strength training and bodybuilding are often nothing more than self-indulgent vanity. But take a look at these firefighters and see how their physical fitness coupled with spiritual passion create a perfect combination for unquenchable service. Will you put your life on the line too?
By Dale Fletcher, M.S.

You may know how physically fit you are but what’s your level of spiritual fitness? When was the last time you assessed that?

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