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Building strength, balance, power and grace from within

Building the Spirit





Faith is believing what you don't see. 






"God has not promised peace without pain, joy without sorrow, nor sun without rain... But He did promise strength for the day, grace for the trials, and light for the way." -unknown 

Starting your Day

Positive Affirmation Video Montage

If you love dogs and God, click here for a cute song

Staying Centered

By Debbie Vanden Berk 

Inner core strength could be seen as faith, spirituality, and grace. After all, it is spirituality that is at the center of our being and faith that gets us through all difficulty be it training for our sport or the trials of life in general. An ice skater must work hard to have centered spins. Otherwise, the spin flies out of control, wobbles and bobbles, the skater gets nauseously dizzy, and often ends on the end rather than on a graceful edge. If our spirituality isn’t at the center of our life and our life lacks faith, our life spins out of control as well. Faith provides us with the grit to bear with training, the grit to focus and improve, and the grit to pick up after a fall or a loss. Faith is hard to define but we see it everyday …this depth of something extra that comes not only from training on this and that particular move or skill but something deep inside the athlete…something from the heart: Grace. more

Remember to Pray each day

The Difference

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish that I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task, "Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered. He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on gray and bleak; I wondered why God didn't show me. He said, "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence; I used all my keys at the lock, God gently and lovingly chided, "My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning, and paused before entering the day; I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.-unknown

Daily Grace

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."-John 3:16

Inspirational Stories

The Cracked Pot-An Inspirational Tale from India, author unknown

A Creed to Live By, Nancye Sims

Change your Thinking, unknown

Inspirational Videos

Is God's plan for you bigger than yours?-Surfer Dog

On My Knees, Jackie Valesquez

God Speaking, Mandisa

Friends, Michael W. Smith

Caroline Zhang, 2009 Figure Skating Championships, skating to "Ave Maria"

Heather Whitestone, 1995 Miss America Pageant, ballet to to Sandi Patti's "Via Dolorosa"

Katia, skating to "You Raise me Up" by the Celtic Girls