SUPER SAVIOR

August 20, 2010Read: Isaiah 53 “But he was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities and by his stripes we are healed.” –Isaiah 53:5

If you happened to see the Kentucky Derby earlier this year, you were witness to a fantastic story, both on and off the track. One man’s name was selected in a raffle among 67,000 others, then he was given $100,000 to place a bet on any horse in the field. Winner take all.

When Glen Fullerton entered Churchill Downs that morning, all he had was a gift and a choice.  And after all the pre-race advice, he used both.

The split-second that Super Saver crossed the finish line in front of nineteen other horses to win the fastest two minutes in sports, Glen Fullerton became a wealthy man.

It seems we walk into this life a lot like Glen did the Derby; with a gift, a choice and a super Savior to do the rest.

--J.P.

OBESITY: A SECURITY ISSUE?

If you think that fitting into our clothes better is America's only incentive to get fit, think again. The problem, illustrated by the following statistics, has continued to make it apparent that our declining dedication to health is putting us at much greater risk than we may think.

>> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classify more than 34 percent of American adults age 20 and older as "obese" -- or having a body mass index higher than 30.

>> Up to 9 million Americans ages 17 to 24 -- or nearly 27 percent of the prime military recruiting age demographic -- are "too fat to serve in the military," according to an April study from Mission: Readiness, a non-profit group composed of senior retired military officials.

>> According to the study by Mission: Readiness, more than 140,000 individuals failed their military entrance physicals between 1995 and 2008 because of weight problems -- a 70 percent increase over that same period.

Read the full story by ABC News: TOO FAT TO FIGHT?