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God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

I volunteered for one year at a juvenile detention center. I taught a program called “The Family” through drama. At the end of one of the sessions, as we were debriefing, I asked my participants what the one thing was they felt got them into trouble. One participant said the inability to delay pleasure.  All [...]

By |2018-02-12T23:08:12-05:00February 12th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

Book Review by Cal Samra: The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness

American society is deluged with a proliferation of contradictory health and wellness information. Etta Dale Hornsteiner’s outstanding new book—The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness—is a breath of fresh air: a holistic approach to health addressing the physical, mental and spiritual. Hornsteiner daringly maintains that the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus are [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:28-05:00August 31st, 2017|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Book Review by Cal Samra: The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness

An interview with Hayley DiMarco, Author of A Woman Overwhelmed

Women are often overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration and even depression. The emotional tolls are great but result in physical symptoms, such as weight gain, insomnia, headaches, and anxiety. In A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life (Abingdon Press), best-selling author [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:29-05:00August 10th, 2017|Book Reviews|Comments Off on An interview with Hayley DiMarco, Author of A Woman Overwhelmed

Wired for God: The Basis of our Health and Well-Being

The Human body is amazing! Truly, it is God’s best handiwork. Think about the way it functions—the brain, for example. This part of our being has the capacity to continue to grow as long as we nurture it in the right way. Much of this growth is dependent on our response to pain and pleasure. [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:49-05:00January 6th, 2016|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Wired for God: The Basis of our Health and Well-Being

Beyond Recovery to Discovery: Finding Peace in the Addictions

Addiction is the prevailing modern disease. Lacking an inner sense of fulfillment, we attach ourselves to people, drugs, things, behaviors, feelings and work to seek satisfaction. Scott Peck, renowned author of The Road Less Traveled, describes addictions as the modern idols. Having left God, our first love, we bow down to the shrines of various [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:32-05:00January 13th, 2015|2015, Balanced Living, Peace|Comments Off on Beyond Recovery to Discovery: Finding Peace in the Addictions

The Transformation of the Carnivore

This is my third day on a juice fast.  After failing miserably for two years, I finally figured out that a water fast will just not cut it.  Actually, this is the fast that I hope will launch me into my vegetarian lifestyle.  Well, at least mostly vegetarian.  I have been a carnivore for far [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:26-05:00January 7th, 2009|Health|Comments Off on The Transformation of the Carnivore

Confession of a Fitness Buff/ Personal Trainer

Last weekend, I drove three hours to meet up with two friends: one I knew for more than four years, and the other I have known for just about a year.  We had such a good time.  It was a beautiful day-- too beautiful for my friend to hang my dirty laundry on the line which she [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:34-05:00November 7th, 2008|Health|Comments Off on Confession of a Fitness Buff/ Personal Trainer