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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 |2019-10-02T11:50:32-05:00March 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Is Your Life on Hold?

The Countdown ‘Til Christmas

December 14, 2015, I copied these words into my journal. They were from the book, The Rule of Benedict by Joan Chittster: God is calling us to more than the material level of life and God is waiting to bring us to it. All we have to do is to live well with others and live totally [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:49-05:00December 20th, 2015|Spirituality|Comments Off on The Countdown ‘Til Christmas

I’ll Have the Remote Control and the Salad Dressing on the Side

Yesterday, after church, I went to see Jurassic World. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting God to show up at the movies, but he did. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, but even after a wonderful Sunday service, I felt rain clouds hanging over me still. Life can be as unpredictable as the weather. And it [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:05-05:00July 5th, 2015|Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on I’ll Have the Remote Control and the Salad Dressing on the Side

Peace and the Bean Stalk

What does peace look like? Is it the view of a tranquil ocean? A beautiful, placid lake? Or is it sitting on a park bench alone, watching passersby as life goes by? Whatever peace looks like, it is beautiful. It is a gift. Like the magic beans Jack was given in the fairy tale, “Jack [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:27-05:00January 29th, 2015|2015, Editorial Letter, Peace|Comments Off on Peace and the Bean Stalk

Making Peace with Your Body: Three + 1 Step

Are you at peace with your body? Before you answer, consider this. One of the most popular definitions of peace is Freedom from or the cessation of war or violence and freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility (Google dictionary). So what would the opposite of peace look like for you? A war or battle, fight [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:29-05:00January 13th, 2015|Balanced Living, Peace|Comments Off on Making Peace with Your Body: Three + 1 Step

Faith Vs . Fear

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen… (Hebrews 11:1 KJV). Faith is a firm belief for something for which there is no proof... (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith). Fear is best described as a strong emotion brought on by the expectation of something unpleasant or dangerous. Both faith and fear are [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:29-05:00January 13th, 2015|2015, Balanced Living, Peace, Peace Featured|Comments Off on Faith Vs . Fear

Meditation: A Simple ‘How to” for Beginners

May my meditation be sweet to Him; as for me, I will rejoice in the Lord. Psalm 104:34 (AMP) First, let’s clarify what meditation is from a biblical perspective since there are many popular twists on what meditation is and how to meditate. In my book, Wellness for Christians, I go into great detail about [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:30-05:00January 13th, 2015|Balanced Living, Living Balanced, Peace|Comments Off on Meditation: A Simple ‘How to” for Beginners

A Meditation Exercise

If you're new to meditation, then, this particular exercise will launch you on your journey to developing a more peaceful life. The meditation exercise is as simple as breathing but not necessarily as easy as breathing. But with practice, you can begin to cultivate the fruit of the spirit "peace" with ease. But the Holy [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:31-05:00January 13th, 2015|Balanced Living, Peace|Comments Off on A Meditation Exercise

Peace in the Home

How Can I Create a Home Where Peace Resides? “I’ll see everyone back here at one o’clock after lunch,” our workshop trainer instructed. I quickly gathered my pocketbook and bolted out the door towards the spot my husband of 22 years and I had agreed to meet at break time. As soon as we saw [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:33-05:00January 11th, 2015|2015, Balanced Living, Peace|Comments Off on Peace in the Home

Cultivating Lasting Peace

Focus on these scriptures for cultivating lasting peace. Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18). Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting [...]

By |2019-10-14T06:59:40-05:00January 11th, 2015|2015, Balanced Living, Peace|Comments Off on Cultivating Lasting Peace