Joy Awaits…

The question the Father asks that cuts directly to the heart of finding JOY is: “Do you trust Me?” The doctor delivers the news that your husband, wife, or child has cancer… Do you trust Me? Things at work have slowed down and they will have to let you go… Do you trust Me? My spouse has […]

I became FORTIFIED

I am an avid cyclist who enjoys riding every day – weather permitting. Riding my bike 20 or 30 miles a day wasn’t doing enough for me so I looked for another alternative.  That is when I found Wayne Burns at Fortified Fitness. I started working out with Wayne in the afternoons in May of […]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

I was quickly approaching the “Big 40” and was ready to make a change. The grandfather I never knew had passed away of a heart attack at 55. It’s okay to put yourself first, especially when it’s your health. Fortified Fitness is a safe, comfortable, non-intimidating place to make that change. To watch small changes […]

Age is Just a Number

I’m so proud of Brenda Wilson and the incredible progress she has made in less than a year at Fortified Fitness! She is working hard and it shows!! She is a flourishing example of how age is just a number! She talked to me over a year ago at church about wanting to implement some change in her life to […]

Perpective

When you are oriented, standing further away from a large object, like say, a mountain or the moon, it seems small. As you move toward the object it “grows” bigger and bigger. But in actuality the object never changed. Just your perspective changed. During our family devotion time the other night, my 9 year old […]

Mirage

Google Defines a Mirage as: “Something that appears real or possible, but is not in fact so” Optical Illusion If you are in the desert, sometimes the conditions in the desert cause an optical illusion through the refraction of light from the sun and heated air. If you are thirsty, you react by changing your direction […]

Be Still and Hold

  There are times God puts us in a mandatory “time out” for a bit. It was a normal Saturday with tasks laid out before us. The day before I had picked up a load of mulch to finish the Ninja Course play area to make the it safer in the event of a fall…  like a fall would ever […]

Did I Really Just Run Every Day for a Year?

Did I really just run every day for a year?  When I attended my first Momentum Run class, I would have easily – hands down – been elected “LEAST likely to complete a run challenge.” I whined about everything from strength training to breathing, and I especially whined at the mere thought of getting up […]

Lessons from Obstacle Training

  The Warped Wall – So I have built “obstacles” in my backyard for my kids to play on…  ok, who am I kidding?  I built it so I can play too, I am still a kid at heart, even though I was born in 1967.  Anyway… of all the obstacles we have built, the toughest yet is the 14’ […]

“Run Wild”

RUN wild, LIVE free, LOVE strong TODAY! ‪#‎LiveForHim‬  ‪#‎IAMfortified‬ ‪#‎intentionalliving‬ Run Wild – featuring Andy Mineo (Luke Smallbone / Joel Smallbone / Matt Hales / Tedd Tjornhom / Andy Mineo) Are the walls to lock you in or to keep others away And if the doors were to be opened would you leave or would you […]