I am so sore today! Yesterday Lollie and I started the body for life program. We exercised yesterday using weights and boy does it pain, imagine ropes tied to your limbs and two horses running in opposite directions!. Our new exercise goals force us to wake up at 6:00!!!!! That’s very hard for us, night owls that we are. Our new schedule gives me some time in the mornings to read and reflect with the Spirit, weird for me but refreshing – I usually do it during the day (normal hours).

The program is for 84 days, today is day 2.
This morning in my reflection I got the idee of running some spiritual exercises parallel to the physical ones – I’ll be digging into Foster, Nouwen and Thomas. Hopefully I’ll burn fat, get rid of flab and have energy for God.

Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.