I want my life to come down to two words: I'm Yours.

I want my life to come down to two words:
I'm Yours.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a healthy life? (part i)

As I looked over the requirements to graduate high-school and enter college I saw that you had to have a credit of some sort of health study. I have done PE every year of high-school essentially with playing sports and just being an all-around active person... but... Mom said that didn't fly. What does she do? She rummages through some of her older school books and finds a book titled TOTAL HEALTH.
Great. A book titled Total Health? Seriously? "Okay, Mom, whatever you say..."

3 things caught my attention right away... 1 was that Mom told me that she had previously gone to church with the lady that wrote the book, and B was that she was from Oregon. Actually very close to where I live in West Linn, OR.

So, I begin my study of this book.
After the forward, preface, TOC, and all that good stuff -on page two it starts out
like this: Under the heading "A Higher Goal"...
'"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14 (NAS)

Let's just say... my view of the book changed right away. I love this verse! If you know me, you know that one of my favorite things to say is "Press on!" ... The reason for this is because life is a race... we are running heavenward and we have to "run in such a way as to win the prize." We have to go all out for Jesus. Now that I see that this book is based of the truth of God's Word, I am focusing on what this book can teach me.

The author, Mrs. Susan Boe, states, "The key to victory is not being 'perfect.' The key to a winning lifestyle is in striving to live a life pleasing to God; physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually."
She's saying that everything in life needs to be a striving to please God, to pursue God, to know God. I want that. Essentially, if our lives are not lived with Jesus being our all, then our lives are not everything they could be.

Press on.


  1. Quin! That is so awesome. So TOTAL HEALTH by Mrs. Susan Boe? I need health credits as well. Do you think the book is order-able? :D

  2. hey kalahan, the version i'm going through can be found @ christian books... http://www.christianbook.com/total-health-high-school-student-text/susan-boe/9781583312254/pd/312250?event=CF

    but odds are there is a newer, better version available. :)

  3. Hey thanks Quin! I will definitely take a look at that! Hope you're doing well!