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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.

Is Your Life on Hold?

An elderly couple met their demise in an auto accident and were transported to Heaven. The faithful couple were recognized by St. Peter and escorted into the welcome center, where they began to take in all the wonder and amazement of the place. St. Peter pointed out the food court and told them that they [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Is Your Life on Hold?

The Beauty of the Watermelon Radish

Look what I found at my latest trip to the farmer's market. Watermelon Radish! Have you ever purchased a vegetable because of its appearance? I bought the watermelon radish because it was so pretty!!! Its beauty is truly amazing. Looking like a green turnip on the outside, its inner beauty is stunning! When sliced, it [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Health|Comments Off on The Beauty of the Watermelon Radish

Are You Fit to Live in Heaven or on Earth?

"Fit ... well, I livin' on earth now. So I must be fit to live on earth,” my mother said.” I can't go to heaven with this body.” Every week I call my 84-year-old mother. Now I can appreciate her thoughts and views, even when we disagree. I think it is her voice I want [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Are You Fit to Live in Heaven or on Earth?

To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat Is The Question

Perhaps, it is not a question for you, but for some it is a big question. Just when you think you have gotten this “food” thing down someone throws another overwhelming idea into the equation—someone like the Reverend Franklin Graham, son of the famous Evangelist Billy Graham. This year, Franklin Graham announced he had become [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat Is The Question

Don’t Forget to Remember

I retired from teaching about 15 years ago. Of course, my students are all adults now and that makes it more difficult to remember them. But often times their names resurface out of the depths of forgetfulness rather than the face staring back at me whether through a Facebook invite, an encounter at the grocery [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Remember

Connecting with God Through His Names

What's in a name? Why is naming important? Does the ability to name something or someone impact our life? Can we have an actual experience of God through the use of His various names? In this interview with Sheryl Giesbrecht, author of Experiencing God through His Names, we learn about Sheryl's intimate experiences with God and His [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Interviews|Comments Off on Connecting with God Through His Names

Journey to Wholeness Spiritual Hike

There are some emotions we don’t have to learn: fear, sadness, and anger, for example. We seemed to have been born with them.  Then there are others, which we seemed to have to learn such as empathy, gratitude and wonder.  Wonder, in particular, is best cultivated in nature. It’s the natural response to the beauty [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Journey to Wholeness Spiritual Hike

God-Aware: Ascribe to the Lord Strength

Ooh…how I love to feel my strength. I love lifting weights and lifting heavy. There is something about feeling the rush of blood flowing to that particular body part and feeling the oxygen in my lungs conspire with my heart to make the lift. Forty-five minutes of focused workout leave me feeling both relieved that [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Devotion|Comments Off on God-Aware: Ascribe to the Lord Strength

Removing the Mask to Discover True Freedom

What if you were to spend your whole life on this earth being someone else other than your true self? Actually, according to Steve Brown, radio host and author of Hidden Agendas: Dropping the Masks that Keep Us Apart, that is what many of us are doing. We are wearing masks. Political mask. Social mask. [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Interviews|Comments Off on Removing the Mask to Discover True Freedom

Take a Hike!

No, I am not insulting you. I really mean “take a hike” and not any kind of hike—a spiritual hike. Between you and me, I used to have these absolutely divine moments in the gym with God. I would put in my ear plugs, turn my music on and shift every energy in my body [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Wellness|Comments Off on Take a Hike!