Creatively building healthy families spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Next Stop: North Carolina
After 25 years in Orlando, the Pullens are just months away starting our mountain adventure and moving to western North Carolina.
Water, Wisdom and Weight-Loss: The Whole-Health Benefits of Fasting
Health experts say the benefits of fasting transcend faith and anyone can realize the payoff in the form of weight loss and improved overall health.
The Psalms have always been a go-to for me especially when I don't quite know what to say to God in my prayers. So I was delighted when our new spiritual family (the Asheville Church) was doing a Summer of Wisdom series which included a study of the Psalms. This week...
Couples Who Serve Together Benefit Their Marriage as Much as Their Community
When a husband and wife combine their complementary gifts or talents to serve others in a ministry capacity, in their congregation, or in the community, they as a couple reap as many benefits as the recipients of their service.
Chains: An Alternative Look at the Passion of the Christ
There was one, dark witness at the cross the Bible doesn't talk about. [In celebration of Passover and Easter, I present an alternative look at Jesus' last few hours.] The crowd was chanting and screaming, clawing at the early morning air. Their sandaled feet stamped...
Silver Anniversary Vow Renewal
Russ and I celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by renewing our vows at our home with friends and family.
My Marriage: Twenty Five Years on the Anvil of Time
Marriage puts our character on the anvil of time. Our impurities are revealed then burned up and beaten out until we are sharp and strong. Only then do we understand the hard and humbling aspects of marriage are forging something infinitely greater than two separate people.
How 16 Friends Lost 159 Pounds
We started on February 2, 2017 and by the time we finished on April 19th, our I Am S.T.R.O.N.G. Team had collectively lost a whole person—159 pounds. It was a life-changing experience for all 16 participants. A Passion to Empower It was an experiment born from...
Building Personal and Spiritual Growth
I hated Algebra in high school. Geometry, however, made sense to me. I really liked 'if-then' statements like this: If a = b, and b = c, then a = c. It works great when you have to find the angle of a parallelogram. But often we adapt a false 'if-then' mentality that...