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About Etta Dale

Etta Dale has spent 12 years as an Educator teaching both English and Acting. Her love for fitness led her into bodybuilding competitions and later into a career as a personal trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada in English and minors in Sociology and Spanish, and a Master’s degree in Education with emphasis in Theatre from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Total Christmas Makeover: A Re-Newed Christmas Mindset

The Christmas spirit is really a mindset. What is that mindset? Do we need a total Christmas makeover?  Melissa Spoelstra, author of Total Christmas Makeover, would say we do. Misplaced Christmas Mindset It’s Christmastime, but some people may have good reasons for not being in a celebratory mood, says Melissa Spoelstra: Perhaps they lost a [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Total Christmas Makeover: A Re-Newed Christmas Mindset

Is Self-care Counterintuitive?

Most of us would agree that self-care is important, and if we think about it long enough, most of us would also agree that it should be a priority. The key word there is “should”, but so often self-care is not. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on Is Self-care Counterintuitive?

The Sixth Guiding Light to Health and Wholeness: The War of Words

As most school-aged children’s language ability develops, they can tell you words are important, even if they do not know why. These same children, if they have been taught to be thoughtful, are also able to tell you that words are not simply just words. They are also likely to tell you, if they have [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Sixth Guiding Light to Health and Wholeness: The War of Words

The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness: God’s Call to Relationship & Wholeness

There are so many books on health and wellness. There are so many different approaches, schools of thoughts, beliefs—that the journey to health and wellness can be a frustrating one for some. Moreover, health and wellness can become challenging when the church begins to tap into some of these ideas. As the church, we need [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness: God’s Call to Relationship & Wholeness

The Fifth Guiding Light to Your Health and Wholeness

I sit in the doctor’s office reluctantly completing the family medical history portion of the new patient application. Part of me does not want to acknowledge that my grandmother and sister have had cancer and my mother has high blood pressure. However, I realize that this information is an important clue to medical conditions that [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Fifth Guiding Light to Your Health and Wholeness

Book Review: But God Where Are You?

Linda Raney Harriss, But God Where Are You? Friendswood: Baxter Press, 2017 p.223, $16.95 But how could such a thing happen to me? I had been a nurse for three years. I knew how to take proper care of my body. I avoided junk foods, soft drinks, candy, cookies, and everything containing sugar [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Book Review: But God Where Are You?

Busyness: An Illness of the Soul

It was a sizzling summer’s day like most Sundays in Hotlanta. I had been asked to speak on a Sunday afternoon at a church. It was 1:00 p.m. I knew already the congregation had a long day, so I promised that I would not keep them long or bore them. I hoped. I spoke on [...]

By | July 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Busyness: An Illness of the Soul

10 Reasons Jicama Is A Must-Have

I’m a crisp-textured, almost turnip-shaped root vegetable or tuber. I have a tough brown skin on the outside, but my white flesh on the inside is like a water chestnut.  10 Facts about the Jicama Hi, my name is Jicama. It is pronounced “hee-ca-ma”. I am originally from Mexico. That makes me a Mexican potato [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Reasons Jicama Is A Must-Have

Take From Death Before Death Takes From You

I’ve been thinking a lot about death—about my mortality. Am I depressed? No. Suicidal? Definitely not. At one point, we all have to think about our mortality. After all, death is a part of life. If we are living, then, we, like every living thing will eventually die. It is just a fact of life. [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on Take From Death Before Death Takes From You

The Amazing Kohlrabi!

It’s amazing that there are so many different vegetables and fruits, yet we limit ourselves to just a few of them. I am a creature of habit. I can eat basically the same food every day. Recently, however, I have been exploring the local farmer’s market. I find it exciting. There are as many different vegetables [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on The Amazing Kohlrabi!