By Coach Tim Powers
Start your 2010 Fit To Serve Challenge here. We’re pleased to introduce Clay, Joy, Sharon, Mark and Kim our five challenge participants. They’ve begun a yearlong training program with Coach Powers. But this isn’t just for them. It is for you too. Plan to interact daily in our FORUM with the coach, our team and other readers and become fit to serve.
In:ciite Media's artist Charmaine releases her first album, Love Reality. Her songs encourage others to trust God. In her interview here with Faith & Fitness Magazine she shares her perspectives on how faith must be the key force to deal with struggles and be whole. Find out how she stays fit with tough training and healthy eating. Listen to her new tune, Fighting Furies, while you read.
By Coach Tim Powers
How is your progress going in our Fit To Serve challenge? If it is new for you, it is not too late to start. This installment of our year-long challenge examines common struggles and sets the stage for a closer look at the specific improvements the members of our team are making. Read their online journals. There you can interact with them and be encouraged in your own Fit To Serve challenge.
By Mark Dugdale
Bodybuilder Mark Dugdale returns to the pages of Faith & Fitness Magazine, this time with a message to preach. Have your workouts become ineffective? Is your spiritual life stagnate? He says that provoking our bodies is the only way to realize progress. That grimace on your face and that pain you feel are good – very good. Want to grow? Time to suffer – greatly.
By Vicki Duffy
Your physical body is like a canvas painted by your spirit. On it you show strength, beauty, hope and other reflections of a healthy life. But, how do you cope with tension? For some people they do self-inflicted cutting, burning or other types of injury. This must-read article by Vicki Duffy offers clear insight into the dark corners where expectations and pain derail God’s plan for living.
By Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church and host of Touching Lives.
When your life is just one degree off it is out of whack. The truth is, people who want to “live for God” need to have a healthy body too. In this article Dr. Merritt draws heavily on Bible references and introduces four areas where you need to take God seriously in your health and with your body.
By Steve Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries
Do you know a preacher that loves donuts but hates sin? Comfort food is a big crutch for Christians that aren’t yet willing to suffer some pain and make a change for the better. Nationally syndicated counselor and best-selling author Steve Arterburn challenges you and gives you the tools to grow to new levels of fulfillment, peace and hope.
By John Quinn

You may not be in a wheelchair like John Quinn but to say he is “confined” would be far from the truth. In fact from where he sits he sees possibilities that help him go further than he ever could have before. He is standing in faith to someday stand. Quinn reveals that walking isn’t the only thing we take for granted. Your personal challenge, if you give it to God can be your greatest victory.
An interview with John Rozmus
Bodybuilding.com is a website that boasts being “the future of bodybuilding”. More than 450,000 people have created their own personal BodySpace profile. If you look beyond all the egos and self-promotion you’ll find one of those profiles belongs to John Rozmus. The University of Cincinnati student uses his BodySpace to model more than muscles. John’s online presentation represents a growing number of people who are motivated to seek God and find multiple ways to actively live out their faith in Jesus and make a difference.
By Brad Bloom
>Get some exercise. Get some fresh air. Get alone with God and be spiritually refreshed. The October 6 Worship Weekend is a day retreat designed to help you discover and live in the companionship of God. Reserve you place for this event today.

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