The Race Before Us – A Book Review

The Race Before us - Bruce Matson

I was attracted to Bruce Matson's book, The Race Before Us - A journey of Running and Faith, because I've been an avid runner for most of my life and my relationship with God is the most important aspect of my life. Matson writes about both of these topics - running and the … [Read more...]

You Are Wired to Be Connected to God

prayer and health

You  were wired to be connected to and in a relationship with God. Research has shown that a prayer of 12 minutes or more will cause physical changes in the brain. I imagine that this is why God instructs us to 'pray without ceasing.'  See 1 Thessalonians 5:17 And there … [Read more...]

Prolonged Sitting is Bad For Your Health

Sitting

Even if you're a regular exerciser, sitting for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis is bad for your health.  That's what the research shows as published in a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine and is summarized in a CBS News article. Sitting increases the … [Read more...]

Faith and Health Link Workshop – Now Available in Recorded Option

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The very informative and insightful Understanding and Applying the Faith and Health Link Workshop now has 2 options. Many of you have indicated that you're unable to participate in a live workshop during the times I have them scheduled. So, I've just  made available a recorded … [Read more...]

Jesus Wants to Live in and Through You

Jesus is life

If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, the following biblical principle applies to you. Just as the Father was "in Jesus" as he performed his miracles and served the least and the lost, Jesus is 'in you" as you live your daily life. Just as the Father was doing … [Read more...]

How the Holy Spirit Grows Your Faith

Holy Spirit gives power

How do you become more appreciative of and experience more of God's love and grace... and then extend it to others? It's the role of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, to empower you to have faith 'so that' you may understand and experience Christ and His love … [Read more...]

Stress, Fat and Faith

Stress health and how God can help

Stress is a fact of life. Chronic high stress can cause surges in your cortisol levels. Hi cortisol levels will contribute to weight gain and to your difficulty in losing weight. Effective stress management can help reduce your cortisol levels. Lower cortisol levels … [Read more...]

God Cares for Your Body!

Romans 12:1 Your Body Matters

You might say "I can eat anything. The Christian faith, with my freedom from the laws through my relationship with Christ, permits me to eat any food." But all foods, and an overconsumption of foods, may not be good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not … [Read more...]

15 Reasons Why Jesus Came into the World

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On Christmas day, as you reflect on God's love, goodness and holiness, I encourage you to take a few minutes to ponder the significance of the birth of Christ and to be reminded why He came into the world. God sent His only Son, Jesus... To give you His Spirit to guide, … [Read more...]

Is Your Body an Ornament or an Instrument?

ornament

Today I received a newsletter from the United Methodist Church Health Ministry that highlighted a paragraph from a book I read about a year ago - Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul, by Gary Thomas. Considering that many of you have … [Read more...]