FRIDAY REBOOT

June 17, 2011 After a long week filled with deadlines, commutes and family obligations, we have arrived at the weekend. But Friday doesn't have to be solely dedicated to unwinding. Sometimes, it can be the perfect occasion to recenter and recalibrate. Today, rather than giving a single, focused entry, we are providing healthy sampling of this week's devotionals. Our hope is that the variety sets the perfect end-of-the-week meeting -- one where God speaks to you where you are at this very moment so that He can steer you into the weekend recharged, rather than run down.

THE STANDARD Isn't it great to know that no matter how much the world around us changes, the ultimate standard never does?

Also: Burn more fat, keep more muscle. Take this week's interval-themed workout outside for a challenging but effective summer slim-down.

BE FIRST Peter's learned how to stand by often being the first to fall. Having an eager faith can help you set the pace for others, even through your stumbles.

Also: Learn exactly what's meant by "high intensity" and what you can do to apply it to your current fitness level.

HE MOVES YOU John jumped, shepherds sprinted and friends lifted. Like athletes, they moved just because He was near. How will you move in His presence today?

Also: Spice up your condiment life with this healthy recipe from Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC.

VERIFIED ACCOUNT Need a seal of approval? Thankfully, you may not find what you're looking for. Learn how an empty tomb was all the verification that was needed to change the world.

Also: Learn the truth about calories. Despite what some would have you believe, they're not all created equal.

DAD'S DAY While we take the morning to focus on the Father, let's not forget about dads! It's not too late to pick up the perfect something for the faith-and-fitness minded dads in your life. Head over to the PrayFit store to find shirts, hats, wristbands or books for Father's Day gifts.

FRIDAY CONVERSATION How has your dad influenced your approach to healthy living? Did he play sports with you as a kid? Did you watch him hoist crude, cement weights in the basement growing up? Even if the influence was more of a cautionary tale, share your experiences in the comments section below. Happy Father's Day!