Archives For Health

Why You NEED to Take a Walk Today

Chris —  September 9, 2013

Read Psalm 8 and take a walk.


Ed Stetzer on his massive weight loss

Chris —  September 13, 2010

One of the areas that Jamie and I think and talk about increasingly is the stewardship of our health.  Jamie is doing better than I am – – but, I am making some progress.  It was good for me to listen to Ed Stetzer talk about how he dropped 1/3 of his body weight.

A fitness strategy

Chris —  July 17, 2010

Getting in better shape physically is one of my sabbatical goals.  I may adopt this little boy’s exercise routine.


I lost 7-8 pounds (depending on which way I lean on the scales).  More important, I was more disciplined in my eating; I didn’t allow food to run my life and I was a better steward of my physical health.

Proverbs 25:28 – Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

Earlier this week, I made myself accountable for sticking to a meal plan with a goal of being more disciplined in how I eat.  The program was recommended by a friend of mine who is a doctor (read more here).

It was a challenge, but I followed the letter of the law which meant that I subsisted on special shakes, provided snack bars, and one serving of fruit or vegetables per day.  Literally, the only exception I made to the program was communion on Thursday night.

Of course, 5 days is easy.  The goal is to be disciplined over a significant period of time.