I love Christmas music. I could listen to it year round, but I exercise restraint (and avoid conflict with the grinches in my life) by limiting my merry playlists to the months of October-December. Okay, okay, sometimes is goes into January. There’s just something special about having set aside time for things. Christmas music …

"Glory" (Let There Be Peace" by Matt Maher

“One star burns in the darkness, shines with a promise, Immanuel. One child born in the stillness, living within us, Immanuel. We’re singing glory, glory, let there be peace. Let it start in me. One voice speaks for the voiceless, hope for the hopeless, Immanuel. One love brings us together, now and forever. Immanuel. …

I’m a podcaster by profession. It’s my job to interview guests and to truly listen. But listening doesn’t come naturally to me, I must confess. I’ve always been a talker. (In elementary school, my report card consistently included the note “Talks too much.”) I’ve had to learn to listen. But listening isn’t just a …

The Christmas Clap by B-Shoc | Body & Soul Fitness

I love Christmas music of all kinds. I love the traditional carols, I love the recently written songs about the true meaning of Christmas and the joy of family. And yes, I love the crazy Christmas songs that just make you smile, tap your toe, sing along and clap. One such song is “The …

"The Best Christmas Ever" by Newsong | Body & Soul Fitness

What would make this year the best Christmas ever for you? Stop and think a minute, list some things in your mind, then check out this list in the song “The Best Christmas Ever” by Newsong: “When the snow starts falling, friends come calling, you can feel the love in the air. Singing carols …

It’s that time of year again. Time to look for that perfect gift for the loved ones in our lives. As one of our students recently testified, Body & Soul Fitness is a gift. But, did you know that Body & Soul Fitness can be part of your actual gift giving this year? There are …

It’s time to Bring on the Holidays! Our season of Thanksgiving has opened up the door to lead us to celebrating my favorite time of year—Christmas! And TobyMac agrees with this, as expressed in the lyrics of his song by that name. He sings: “This is the season I love. This is the season …

The older I get, the more thankful I am for things I used to take for granted. Things like eating whatever I wanted instead of choosing foods based on calories and the fat content, or disregarding the late-night hour because I could sleep as late as I wanted in an attempt to make up …

“When the waves are taking you under, hold on just a little bit longer. He knows this is going to make you stronger. The pain ain’t gonna last forever, and things can only get better. Believe me, this is gonna make you stronger.” It’s hard to hold on when you feel like you’re about …