The Healthy Pastor: Being a Representative of God’s Excellence

“I want to live a disciplined, healthy life so I can lead others I care about to do the same. How about you? As representatives of God’s excellence, this is not just a personal choice; it’s our responsibility. In light of that reality, we don’t have the luxury of focusing on how we feel moment to moment. We have to … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Making Good Choices

“When you choose to do the right next thing – regardless of how you feel in the moment – you will always be glad you did. You will never hear someone on the path to health say, ‘I wish I hadn’t gotten that workout in,’ or ‘I really wish I had blown it with my food choices today.’ Whenever I don’t … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: You’re Worth It

“Refuse to believe the lie that everything must always be comfortable and convenient. Stop giving into the path of least resistance and decide to do whatever it takes to live in the body God intends for you to have. You can do this. Yes, it will be hard, especially at first. But with time and sustained effort, it will get … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Take Back Your Power

“I’m sure you have experienced circumstances in your life that can help you justify the condition you are in. Most of us have. But playing the victim is the easy way out. At some point, you have to make a decision to step up and say, ‘This is my life and my health. I am the only one who controls … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Taking Responsibility

“As I’m sure you’ve heard, the first step down the path to wellness is admitting you have a problem. But when you can look around at your family, friends, and other pastors in your community who are all as unhealthy or as overweight as you, it’s easy to justify your own state of being. You end up thinking, ‘I’m not … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor – Getting Active Again

“If you haven’t been active in a while, you need to start slowly and do things the right way. But you do not have to be afraid of exercise. To alleviate this fear and be wise about any new exercise routine, make an appointment to talk with your doctor before you get started. Even if he or she puts some … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor – You Will Succeed!

“Be careful not to let Satan discourage you with your past. If you have tried to get healthy before and haven’t succeeded, then you just need to figure out what went wrong and set out again. Develop a more solid plan and start making small, consistent changes. Jesus promises you can do all things – including this – because he … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: When “Middleweight” is a Bad Word

“I can’t overstate the importance of losing excess belly fat. Not only is it one of the single best indicators for almost every serious health condition imaginable, but being overly heavy around the middle also greatly impacts your quality of life. Belly weight zaps your energy and makes it hard to participate fully in what’s going on around you. Men, excess … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: The Optimal Amount of Exercise for Good Health

“Experts agree that the optimal amount of exercise you and I need to get to maintain good health is seventy minutes of exercise, six days a week. If you aren’t in the habit of doing much physical activity, then that may sound like an impossible number to you. Believe me, I’ve been there. Let me encourage you to get started slowly with … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Good News for Reluctant Exercisers

“When you first begin your journey to take off extra weight, diet is the most critical factor. Initially, exercise will simply complement the changes you are making to what you put in your mouth. As you begin to drop the pounds, exercise becomes more and more important. Once you hit your goal weight (and those new dietary habits are fully integrated … Read More


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