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Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through our Bodies

We’re not meant to stay still, we’re made to move.  With active hearts, souls, minds and muscles we find healthy ways to connect with who we are and invite God to show us who we are made to be.

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Get Ready to Move

When you invite Wendy to speak to your group, lead your class or keynote your next event, be prepared for fun! She’ll have everybody moving, laughing and celebrating the body they came with.

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Retreats and Workshops

When we move through active heart, soul, mind and strength practices, we deepen our  experience of God and build our connection with creation and community. Take a breath to reflect, journal, pray and move and delight in what your body shows you.

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A bit about me...

Movement is my learning language. Stillness is my listening language. Often I feel most stilled when my body is in motion. That’s where I do my best thinking and God gets my full attention. It’s why I call myself a Kinesthetic Christian. Movement is my native language; no words necessary.

Though Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God,” I think stopping is overrated. It can be hard to get going again! A little momentum keeps the joints working and the engine tuned, not to mention helps us to be prepared to respond whenever the call comes.

When I’m not here, I’m on the field or in the classroom teaching and preaching about healthy sport and the prevention of injuries and advocating for sports opportunities for all children and youth to give them a healthy start in life.

In my spare time I enjoy: one husband, two dogs, three daughters, exercising, writing, fiction and sitting on the porch, not necessarily in that order.

Latest Blog Posts

Can Your Body Be a Way to Grow Closer to God?
The more I learn about the human body the more miraculous it becomes to me. Some people say that science and faith are incompatible; I can’t imagine them being separated.
What is Written in the Law?
Even experts in the law have questions...

“On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

What is written
Living A Life That Seeks
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who
How Are We to Live?
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Life
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.” 
~ Genesis 3:19

In the
More than Words
"WORDS carry much spiritual power," says Trevor Hudson in Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days. 

Yes, they do. They are loaded with potential energy, either anabolic or catabolic: they either build
What does my life say about what I believe?
The day I tell people I'm a believer in God and a follower of Christ, people are looking at my life for proof. (and dis-proof)

So, I have to ask myself, what are the ways
I am stillest when I am moving my fastest
Sometimes I am at my stillest when I am moving my fastest.

This admission can be uncomfortable because hustle and bustle gets a bad wrap these days. Everybody wants to tell
The hardest-easy thing we ever have to do: ask for what we need
So many of us don't ask for what we need.
Perhaps because when we risk making a request, we're met by a world that asks, "Do you really need that?" or "Is
What Are You Made to Do?
Structure implies function. This may be the simplest answer key to the hardest test question ever written: what are you made for?

Every year, I began the college course I taught in Anatomy
How to Kick Writer's Block to the Curb
Is writer's block even real?
I don’t know if there is hard science to support the existence of writer’s block, but “just try harder” works approximately no one.
There are, however,
A Life Story: the Grandma Questionnaire
As our treasured elders grow older, their remembering of recent days may become difficult and perhaps frustrating. But their memories of yesterday and yesteryear are often crystal

Dr. LeBolt has given us a devotional book for our times

With deep spiritual insight and clarity of expression, Dr. LeBolt has given us a devotional book for our times. “Made to Move” offers a gracious invitation to relate to God in the same way we that we relate to the world, through our bodies.  These meditations on scripture and the accompanying exercises will be a

Dr. Jim Noland
Retired United Methodist Elder

Wendy LeBolt guides us in using our bodies as a form of spiritual practice

Wendy LeBolt guides us in using our bodies as a form of spiritual practice—whatever our physical condition.  You do not need to be physically conditioned already to find the gifts of this wonderful book. Dr. LeBolt takes you step by step through a series of physical experiences that bring you closer to your own body

Leia Francisco
CCE Board Certified Coach and author of Writing Through Transitions: A Guide for Transforming Life Changes

Wendy LeBolt will help you learn to connect your mind, body and soul

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Often Christians neglect themselves, and then find it hard to love others. With creativity and insight, Wendy LeBolt will help you learn to connect your mind, body and soul, to discover what it truly means to love yourself, and show that love to others.

Tom Berlin
Lead Pastor at Floris United Methodist Church and author of Bearing Fruit, Ministry with Real Results, and many other titles.

I have been constantly amazed at how in a few paragraphs you can catch my attention and point me to a truth

But I have to say this – I have been constantly amazed at how in a few paragraphs you can catch my attention and point me to a truth – such that I am conflicted: compelled to continue reading yet at the same time wanting to stop and really “think” it through.

Stevie Glor

“Made to Move” reminds us that we are a miracle, inside and out.

Throughout scripture, God encourages us to love Him with everything we have: mind, body, soul and spirit. While many Christian devotionals engage the mind and spirit, the body often gets left out of the equation. Author and fitness expert Wendy LeBolt has written a unique resource that reminds us God created us to move. In

Kelly Johnson
Coach, Speaker and Author of “Being Brave: A 40 Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for Us.

Made To Move surprised me with its freshness, energy and creativity.

Made To Move surprised me with its freshness, energy and creativity. Wendy takes really seriously that ‘in God we live and move and have our being” and helps us to do likewise. Offering the reader a helpful balance of meditations, activities, reflections and prayers, she invites us to encounter God in a more real, down-to-earth

Trevor Hudson
Author-Beyond Loneliness and the Pauses series published by Upper Room

I loved Made to Move!

I loved Made to Move! The idea of movement signaling God’s presence is beautiful. Made to Move is a spiritual workout for the body and soul! I can imagine its adaptation as a supplement to traditional Bible study at the Lamb Center.

Tara Ruszkowski
Chair of the Board of Directors at the Lamb Center, a non-profit facility in Fairfax, VA, working to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God's love.

the most doable and real devotional book I have ever read

Made to Move is the most doable and real devotional book I have ever read. In it Wendy LeBolt offers daily exercises and activities to move users from talk about God to linking God with daily life. Tied as we humans are to our five senses, we need help to see a God who is

Mary Lou Redding
Author of The Power of a Focused Heart and various other books Retired editorial director, The Upper Room daily devotional guide