The Struggle is Real

Stop Struggling

When it comes to our health, the struggle is definitely real, Amen!? Diet fads, resolutions, book clubs, bible plans, prayer groups - they all have a way of coming and going, don't they? Bottom line - as a church, we want to get healthy; mind, body, spirit. Our series, #thestruggleisreal, will do just that. We'll empower you with tools you need to begin to see what's possible in living a life in good health! Check the resources below throughout the series to find Daniel Plan-approved recipes, workouts, connection & accountability groups and more. 

Join A Fitness Group

We are in this together! From triathlon-ing to walking, there's something most of us can do! Between April 29 and May 21, we invite you to choose a fitness goal (see above), and post it on our Commitment Wall at each Grace campus. We've created 5 Facebook groups for you to be a part of. Connect with other people who can motivate and encourage you in each challenge. 

Fitness Classes

Session 1: June 7 - July 22
Session 2: July 26 - September 16 (no class August 6)

We're excited to offer group fitness classes at Grace 146th starting this June! A variety of exercise formats (cardio, barre, dance, kickboxing, yoga, boot camp, etc.) will be available in two 7-week sessions. Classes will be offered twice a week: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. You may choose to participate in one or both sessions and attend one or both classes each week. Childcare will not be provided. Classes are now full. We will keep you posted as available spots open up.

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Get in the #thestruggleisreal spirit by reminding yourself of the Ephesians 2:10 truth that says, "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." You are a masterpiece! Get the "I'm a Real Piece of Work" tshirts (available in men's & women's cut) at each campus for just $15! We also have sweatshirts and tank tops available online.

This Week: Peace

Find Peace

  • Breathe.

  • Spend time reading your bible.

  • Pray (breath prayers are helpful too).

  • Journal (try a gratitude journal).

  • Don't procrastinate.

  • Minimize your clutter.

  • Slow down (take a long walk or a nap).

  • Spend time with people you love. 

  • Exercise.

Recipe of the Week

Cast Iron Pork​ from the book "Man Can Cook" By Robert Sturm

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin, trimmed lean, cut in 4 pieces

  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Oil or Canola Oil

  • 1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. All Purpose Seasoning.

Pre-heat oven to 400F.  Combine pork, oil and seasoning mixes together. Get cast iron skillet “HOT.” Sear pork on all sides for 1 minute each. Place the entire pan in the oven. Bake 10 minutes. Check temperature. Remove from oven when desired doneness is reached. Let rest 5 minutes. Serve.

Share Your Stories

We've encouraged you, the people of Grace, to share your stories of change and transformation on our blog! These are just some of the few we've already received from our Grace family. Their courage is a testament to what God is doing in and through them. Be sure to leave some words of love and reassurance in the comments section at the end of each blog and thank them for sharing so honestly with us!

Do you have a story to tell? We want to know; What in your life is changing? How this is impacting you/your family? Your story can be a motivation for others and bring them closer to God, so let us know




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Posted on May 25, 2017

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Posted on May 23, 2017

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