Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

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21 Day Challenge: BODY

Here it is, the final week, of our 21 Day Challenge. The first week we focused on the Mind and gave you a reading plan. The second week we focused on the Spirit and we did the Daniel Fast and had recipes online. This week, our last week of the 7 day challenge, we are focusing on the Body. During these seven days, we are going to do some type of exercise for at least 20 minutes each day. And, I want to encourage you to keep going with the reading and the fasting as you finish this week strong!

The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples to house the Holy Spirit. Because we are His Temple, we should take care of our bodies BUT because we have the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, He gives us the strength we need to take care of ourselves!

Exercise may already be a part of your daily life…if so, I want to encourage you to dig a little deeper these next seven days. Run an extra mile, do extra push up’s, etc. If exercise is new to you, you can start somewhere! Today in the lobby after service we will have a table that has information about 2 different exercise programs in the area that are FREE to you this week!

Here is a list of suggestions for the next 7 days…

*Walk on the treadmill or in your neighborhood

*Go for a jog/run

*Ride your bike

*Jump rope

*Do push up’s, sit up’s stretches and lunges

*Do an interval workout (run for 5 minutes, walk for 5 minutes, repeat)

*Swim laps

*Take a class at your local gym (spin class, dance class, aerobics)

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A Letter to RLC, All

A Letter to RLC>>>

Hello RLC!
As we move into this week, here are a few things to share with you:

1. TOXIC 3- TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS. As the New Year continues to take shape many of us at RLC have captured a “ONE THING”, a God-sized VISION for our lives in 2014. Getting an idea for what this is. The next step is identifying possible pitfalls and hijackers which will try to sabotage our progress. To do this we began a new series entitled TOXIC. In Part 1 we focused on dealing with TOXIC THOUGHTS. In Part 2, we moved on to MANAGING TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS.  This past weekend we talked about TOXIC WORDS.
It’s amazing to realize how powerful our words are. The Book of Proverbs is full of instruction on how to use our words effectively even going so far as to state that “life and death is in the power of the tongue.”

Check out the RLC | PODCAST to discover how to understand Toxic Words. RLC | Podcast from the RLC website here.


2. RLC | CONNECT. Don’t forget the number one way to stay up to date with all things are RLC is still RLC | CONNECT. That’s the weekly eNewsletter which releases on Friday mornings around 7:00am.


2nd-anniversary-celebration3.  TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY. It’s hard to believe but RLC is coming up on it’s 2 year anniversary. Come celebrate this amazing occasion February 2nd.



21214. MIND | SOUL | BODY.

(1 Thessalonians 5:23) “Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.”

This is the last week of our 21 day challenge and I’ve been so blessed to watch people taking the challenge to further their relationship with God and get their year started right.

If you’ve missed this journey, check it out at www.thereallifechurch.org

growthtrackheader..small.front 5. CHURCH 101. When Real Life Church first launched in 2012, we had so many people with so many questions about our church. Not only that but there were also many who were experiencing the love of God and committing their lives to Christ at an amazing rate. We felt that these two challenges were related. People needed to know what to do in taking the first steps of their faith as well as understand if RLC was the place to do that.

To address both of these challenges we began doing something we called GROWTH TRACK. This process is intended to help people begin the journey from wherever they are and move them toward becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. The first step along the way is what we called CHURCH 101. It’s a time when we discuss the power of the local church in our lives and what it’s all about.

Now, to celebrate YEAR TWO of RLC and moving into this new stage of our church, we’re launching GROWTH TRACK again beginning FEBRUARY 2nd. Join us as we move toward Christ and becoming closer to God and each other together. Fore more information about GROWTH TRACK, click here.


I’m so excited to be a part of Real Life Church and witness all that God is doing in the lives of those who have to call it home. I can’t wait to see what is coming in 2014.

Don’t forget, you’re awesome.

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Marathon Training: Week 6

Week Six… DONE!


“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -unknown


Wow it was cold this week.


This Week’s Training Schedule and Results:

FAST FINISH RUN 1– 5 miles (4.5  easy + .5 moderately hard)

FARTLEK RUN 2– Speed Training (3 miles)


XT Day– 30 minutes (first attempt at running 9 fail. It was snowing and slick outside. I chickened out.- 1 mile)

LONG- 9 miles

Total number of runs: 4
Total mileage: 19 mile

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