In Strength and Fitness

We are more than simply a fitness organization. We are intentional about our faith, living life well, and being our best in whatever role(s) we find ourselves in life. We aim to honor God with everything we are. And we want to help you do the same.

When you become a Body & Soul® Fitness student, you’ll be given a free copy of our most current devotional booklet. In this, you’ll find our current playlist of songs/artists, and spiritual content that we hope will encourage and inspire you. Download a copy of our previous devotional booklet.
December 19, 2021
Mary Did You Know
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“Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? When you kiss your little baby, you’ve kissed the face of GOD.”

Every. Single. Time… I hear this song, the Holy Spirit touches my heart and I am… Overwhelmed. Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, allows us - you and me - to get so close to Him, we can kiss Him. Imagine. 

Close your eyes. You are holding a precious baby, feeling the warmth of his breath, the softness of his cheek, and the cuteness of his giggle. Imagine you are Mary...

December 12, 2021
Set an Alarm
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“Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy! Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!”

When the angel first appeared to the shepherds, he brought them a message of good news and great joy. What was the good news? A Savior was born! The long-awaited Messiah had come! Why would this message bring great joy?

 

December 5, 2021
Set an Alarm
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The song The First Noël, is believed to date from the 13th or 14th century, and has been a dearly loved Christmas Carol throughout the years. “Noël, Noël!” One known definition for the word Noel is “divine peace.” The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom—meaning “nothing missing, nothing broken; complete wholeness.”

 

December 1, 2021
Set an Alarm
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When I was a little girl we always had an advent calendar in our house in December. My sister and I would take turns opening the doors on the calendar each day as Christmas approached. As a child it helped me wait for Christmas day because I could see the progress as each door was opened....

 

November 20, 2021
Set an Alarm
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It’s Monday morning. I’ve got a lot to do. I’m running a little late. I don’t feel like doing item #1 or #2 on my list. Discouragement begins to set in and I start feeling ungrateful and unmotivated. And it’s still Monday morning. Along with this, most importantly, I know I don’t want to live this ungrateful life. I need an antidote...

 

October 9, 2021
Hope in Changing Seasons
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The heat of summer is finally replaced with cool and crisp fall days.  The dead appearance of late fall is transformed by freshly falling first snows that cover dead branches and sparkle in the sunshine.  The long, drawn-out barrenness of winter gives way to new life bursting forth in spring.  And summer once again ushers in a reprieve from regular work schedules, inviting spontaneity, rest, relaxation, and new adventure!

September 26, 2021
Set an Alarm
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As my day gets going, I stay pretty busy with tasks and what’s next on the schedule. I use my alarm to remind me of appointments and my to-do’s, but I realized that I can also let my alarm be a reminder to focus on praise and worshipping God. I started noticing Scriptures that talk about praising God multiple times a day...

September 18, 2021
Treasured
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Recently I was at a very clear fork in the road with my health. I had been experiencing a variety of debilitating symptoms including headaches, nausea, and intermittent energy drops that left me feeling like I was one of those blow-up lawn ornaments at Christmas time that just got it’s plug pulled. My doctor suggested an option for treatment and I had to decide whether to do it, not having any idea if it would really help. I was not in control of the outcome, I just had to make the decision.

August 24, 2021
Master Memorization
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...It was then that Young Life came to town and a cute young couple, Eddie and Eva Evans, infused Gadsden High School with enthusiasm for the Lord. They lovingly and strategically invited students to gather to learn more about God’s Word and to worship Him. I was invited to my very first ‘discipleship group’ of about four girls plus Eva... 

August 10, 2021
Beautiful Feet
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The family unit is being shattered in so many ways in our world today. It grieves my heart but it also powers me up to do something about it, starting at home. I am determined to be proactive to inspire my family to grow stronger spiritually. Will you join me in this quest? I have been looking for resources to help with creative ways to focus on learning spiritual truths, and I am intentionally planning to create a family learning time this summer using the resources I have discovered. I hope and pray that we will all grow stronger spiritually this summer...