I used to steal candy bars from my kids. I think it’s a family tradition. My father did the same when he “inspected” our Halloween treasures. One bar always caught my eye above the rest. I saw an Instagram reel claiming that a peanut butter […]
Tag: pursuing wellness
Her Arms Are Strong for Her Tasks
Strong arms. That was my first fitness goal. I wish I could pass it off as a godly endeavor. But, it was pure vanity. I was 50 years old, leading worship at my church, and I did not want my arms to jiggle when I […]
I Do Not Understand What I Do
Why do you do the things you do? At least once a week, I identify with the Apostle Paul; in Romans 7:15, he says, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate […]
Life Always Finds a Way to Thrive
The past two years have brought many chains into our daily lives. We’ve had to change the way we travel and move about outside. It’s impacted how we train in the gym and what types of activities we can participate in. As I thought about […]
Are You Guilty of Vandalizing God’s Property?
How many of us are guilty of vandalizing God’s property? To be clear, I’m not talking about painting graffiti on the side of a church building under cover of darkness. Before this morning’s devotional time, I never saw myself as a vandal. But now, I […]
Do You Want To Get Well?
“Do you want to get well?” This question keeps circling in my head. Last year I needed to give up sugar to help cut down on the inflammation in my body. I have a list of excuses for why I never followed through. But this […]
How Can 30 Minutes Change Your Life?
How can 30 minutes change your life? November is Diabetes Awareness Month. And I spoke on Physical Activity at a Diabetes Summit last week. My research revealed that diet and exercise could delay or prevent diabetes. I learned that thirty minutes of exercise three times per […]
How hungry am I?
It’s after 8 pm, and pangs of hunger cause a rumbling in my stomach. It dawns on me that I’ve only had one meal today. I used to laugh at people who forgot to eat. And today, I’m one of them. I’ve been on the […]
The Process of Change
Change comes in stages for most of us. I remember knowing something had to change but not feeling quite ready. My fear of failing, counting the what-ifs and overthinking caused me to hold back. In pursuit of wellness and honoring our bodies as temples of […]
Pray, Sweat, Eat, Repeat
Welcome to Pray, Sweat, Eat, Repeat. I’ve noticed several new names on my email list! So let me introduce myself. My name is Alida. I laugh really loud, and I cry easily. I’m an introvert who co-hosts a radio show. And I’m a worship leader […]