Summer Health Challenge Week 1

Monday, May 27, 2024

Week 1 of 10 weeks of my summer health challenge is done! 

I recorded a quick podcast episode with the highlights. Listen to this episode here.

No matter how busy the season was, I decided to take care of my health. Where do you want to be in 9 weeks? Join me in this challenge! 

Start: 5/20 
End: 7/29

10-week Challenge:

• Weigh/track/measure foods
• Stop eating after dinner
• Complete 50 workouts*
• Sleep at least 7 hours a night*
• Drink at least 40 oz water + electrolytes*

* Adapt these to your level of fitness, current needs 
Start: 5/20 
End: 7/29

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Summer Health Challenge

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


I started a summer health challenge. It will last around 10 weeks. I'd love you to join! 

I recorded a podcast about it!

•  Listen to this episode here 

10-week Challenge:

• Weigh/track/measure foods
• Stop eating after dinner
• Complete 50 workouts *
• Sleep at least 7 hours a night *
• Drink at least 40 oz water + electrolytes *

* Adapt these to your level of fitness, current needs 
Start: 5/20 
End: 7/29 

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Goals Update

Monday, May 6, 2024

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Sunday Seven

Saturday, May 4, 2024

 Sunday Seven 

  1. When I am tired or frustrated, I want to show the worst version of me. Asking myself the question, “What is the best version of me today?” Allows me to consider my values. 

  2. I can support someone who does not want to listen to me by listening to them. I can listen for things unsaid. I can offer mercy and understanding. Not only that, but I can pray for help when I want to say something that will not be heard. I can do all of this with peace. 

  3. Some conversations are not meant for email. It takes courage to call and apologize for a mistake. It takes character to make things right for the other. I believe that is what God expects of me. 

  4. Service is not about me and my preferences. True service is about making other people win.

  5. Excellence requires consistency. It requires trying again. It requires flexibility. I also believe that it requires dreaming bigger dreams.

  6. Sometimes people are not against us, they are against themselves. If they see us as a reminder of who they aren’t, insecurity shows up strong. I’m not responsible for someone else’s insecurity. I am neutral to it. God’s calling is my confirmation to be where I am as I stand in my confidence. 

  7. I learned that if I can’t find company to do something challenging in life, I can pay for it. Affinity groups are the key to finding acquaintances. Do you want to run an ultra marathon? Pay for a group membership. Do you want to grow in a certain area? Pay for a mastermind group. Lasting friendships may or may not result. One thing is certain: you will find the accountability you need. 

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Sunday Seven

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How to find time to do what you love

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Bible reading and the surrendered life

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Today I want to make the case for why reading the Bible in One year is not hard. First, let us define hard. Hopelessness is hard. The side effects of hopelessness are also hard. Wanting to read the Bible and not having the freedom to do it is hard. A friend from another country told me she would hide pages of the Bible in her science book so her parents wouldn't know she became a Christian. That's hard. Opening the words of life in a free country is as hard as we choose to make it. I want to propose that reading the Bible in One Year is part of a surrendered life to a God who wouldn't ask us to do something He didn't do Himself. 


Bible reading and the surrendered life. Jesus was surrendered to the will of His Father. We know this by Jesus' words and actions. Reading the Bible was not an option but part of Jesus' surrendered life. He was often found in the synagogue reading and teaching. He went around teaching, doing good, and telling others about God. Likewise, we can make Bible reading part of our lives outside of Sunday. From that place of surrender, we too can go on doing good and telling others about God. 


"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Joshua 1:8 


I am grateful for the Biblical evidence of our daily need for the word of God. I appreciate this verse of Scripture because it tells me of the benefits of making sure I read the Bible regularly. To put it simply, things will go well. Things are not going to be perfect as in human terms but things go well for those who obey God's commands. 


I empathize with those who find it challenging to fit daily Bible reading into their schedule. I've written extensively about every excuse in the book along with solutions for each one. Transparency in the process is refreshing. I know I get late in my reading. Sometimes, chronically late. I learned to pick from where I left off. God's blessing meets me right there in my humanity. 


Opening the words of life in a free country is as hard as we choose to make it. May we have the courage to admit we are blessed. May we have the willingness to surrender our lives to God and His word. May we learn what it means to say: 


"Oh, how I love Your lawIis my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97 

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