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3 Reasons The Care of Your Body Is Essential To Your Faith

The rabbis claim that the purpose of a healthy body is to gain wisdom. I believe the purpose of a healthy body is also to nurture compassion. Both wisdom and compassion heal the soul of the individual and the community. These virtues—wisdom and compassion—enable individuals and communities to thrive healthily and in harmony. So the [...]

By |2019-10-11T07:38:25-05:00August 25th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|0 Comments

Review: A Friend in Me, Pamela Havey Lau

Book Review: Pamela Havey Lau, A Friend in Me: How to Be a Safe Haven for Other Women, Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2015, 208 pages. I just had a meeting with Pamela Havey Lau. Actually, I didn’t, but it sure felt like it after reading her latest book A Friend in Me: How [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:01-05:00August 17th, 2015|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Review: A Friend in Me, Pamela Havey Lau

INTERVIEW: Four Steps to Reconciliation

I interviewed Dr. Everett Worthington on the topic of reconciliation. He is one of the leading Christian expert on forgiveness and reconciliation. Everett Worthington is a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a clinical psychologist. His research and writing focus on forgiveness and other virtues, religion and spirituality, and issues related to marriage [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:17-05:00April 1st, 2015|Reconciliation|Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Four Steps to Reconciliation

What’s the Key to Family Reconciliation?

There are always going to be problems, challenges, and conflicts in families. After all, look at what happened, in the very first “first family,” between the brothers Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:8). This sibling rivalry did not end well but, thankfully, it is neither the only nor the best example of how to handle family [...]

By |2015-04-27T07:17:21-05:00April 1st, 2015|Reconciliation|Comments Off on What’s the Key to Family Reconciliation?

Why We Need Reconciliation

Reconciliation—to be reconciled, to a person, a group, even a family.  We often think in terms of forgiveness; however, forgiveness and reconciliation too often do not go together in our lives.  HaShem (G-d) offers both forgiveness and reconciliation.  He calls upon us to “forgive those who trespass (or sin) against us.”  So what is reconciliation?  [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:18-05:00April 1st, 2015|Reconciliation|Comments Off on Why We Need Reconciliation

Is There Hope for Our Marriage?

It happens to every marriage.  Sometimes it’s dramatic and heartbreaking, like an infidelity or gambling away the family savings.  Sometimes it’s a fight over the in-laws’ visit, or money for a vacation, or the best way to put the baby to sleep at night.  Every couple faces it: offenses.  Words are said, actions are taken, [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:19-05:00April 1st, 2015|Reconciliation|Comments Off on Is There Hope for Our Marriage?

Thanksgiving Dinner as Group Therapy

Maybe not for you, but for some, Thanksgiving Day is a dreaded time. Family coming together over a simmering pot of emotions: the hurt, the pain, the bitterness, the resentment, the look of judgment, the pretense — all sitting together at the same table, trying to be on their best behavior. Some will even choose [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:36-05:00November 20th, 2014|Blog, Spirituality, Wellness|2 Comments

Eating Out of My Pain

In the Beginning was Food  Regardless of who we are, we all have a relationship with food —good, bad or indifferent.  There are scores of Websites, blogs, and even entire channels on food— shows to prepare it and how to eat it.  Some people even describe themselves as “foodies.”  We all have a personal relationship [...]

By |2019-10-30T07:12:56-05:00September 8th, 2014|Balanced Nutrition, The Gift of Forgiveness|Comments Off on Eating Out of My Pain

Liberate Your Soul: Choose to Forgive!

We hold on when we should let go Rewinding only to find This should have ended long ago We dig in our heels when we should move on Going tit for tat Fighting over this and that When people mean more than things And things, Well, they'’re just things See in order to get you’'ve [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:40:17-05:00September 8th, 2014|Living Inspiration, The Gift of Forgiveness|Comments Off on Liberate Your Soul: Choose to Forgive!

Forgiveness After Death: It’s Not Too Late

From the Eyes of a Chaplain To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.~ C.S. Lewis I sat at his bedside listening as my patient shared stories of his life, family, and friends. The stories were short and few, a representation of the relationships he claimed while [...]

By |2019-10-17T22:21:00-05:00January 24th, 2014|Balanced Living, The Gift of Forgiveness|Comments Off on Forgiveness After Death: It’s Not Too Late