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January 28, 2011Read: Hebrews 12

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees." --Hebrews 12:11-12

We thought it only appropriate to end the week with a word about one of the pioneers of fitness, Jack Lalanne. Truly, we doubt we'll say anything that hasn't already been said or written about what Jack did for the world of health and wellness. And if Jack taught us anything, it's the simple fact that you can lead a long, healthy, vibrant life through regular exercise and good food. But alas, his passing teaches us that life is not about the body.

You know, today at a traffic light, as I was thinking about Jack's life and tonight's entry, I watched a young lady in a wheelchair actually pulling the wheelchair of a blind person along the crosswalk. A timely reminder that from the strongest and fittest, to the weak and blind, we're all in dire need of a Savior.

Jack swam pulling boats. Others pull a friend's wheelchair to the next bus stop. From my vantage point, both required an equal dose of uncommon strength. Thankfully, it's God's grace that pulls us to safety.

--J.P.

PRAYFIT: WEEK IN REVIEW A look back at a week of healthy living tips

>> WORKOUT: Master the push-up in minutes a day

>> NUTRITION: Three eggs a day -- doctor's orders

>> OUTREACH: Interested in having Team PrayFit help you start your own fitness ministry? Write us at info@prayfit.com.

>> NUTRITION: A closer look at the health-packed, unsung hero of the citrus family -- the lemon

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