Balanced Living

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The Christian life involves transformational living. When we discipline our bodies, train our minds and renew our spirits, we experience transformation. Integrating our body, mind and spirit allows us to experience a fuller life in Christ.

LiveLiving believes that when the body, mind and spirit are integrated and aligned with God’s will, the believer lives in harmony and experiences a transformed life.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Using Stories to Resolve Conflict

When I took Luke, my five-year-old, to his first major league baseball game, I knew that he might have a short attention span, so I chose to layer on a small bit of “inside” stuff each inning. We would, therefore, have a fascinating extended conversation for nine innings. What an illusion that was. My plan [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 lovingkindness is everlasting And [...]

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21 Things for a Christian to Do While Fasting

Now that the holidays are over and the feasting has added several inches to the waistline, it'’s time to tune up both physically and spiritually. Thoroughly convinced that we need to push back from the table, we seek to expend more time and energy developing other aspects of our being —giving the mouth and digestive [...]

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Fasting: The Physical Means of Attaining Spirituality (Encore)

It’s about four o’clock in the morning and the house is peaceful. The kids are asleep. I can hear the central heating humming rhythmically in the back ground; besides my laptop, the only other thing I hear in the house is my son rustling in his bed. This is a good moment for me. My [...]

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