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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 | August 25th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on 3 Reasons The Care of Your Body Is Essential To Your Faith

Whose Body Is It, Anyway?

Breast Augmentation $6,450. Eyelid Surgery $4,500. Facelift $12,125. Liposuction $6,025. Injectable fillers $1300. 100% Virgin Human Hair $500. Your body? Really? Priceless. It’s mine. It’s not like I am going to become a pastor or a pastor’s wife, I thought. So, I took my first fitness model shots. For the most part, I really liked the [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog, Christianity, Health and Wellness Bible Study, Spirituality|Comments Off on Whose Body Is It, Anyway?

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 | February 12th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

The Sixth Guiding Light to Health and Wholeness: The War of Words

As most school-aged children’s language ability develops, they can tell you words are important, even if they do not know why. These same children, if they have been taught to be thoughtful, are also able to tell you that words are not simply just words. They are also likely to tell you, if they have [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Sixth Guiding Light to Health and Wholeness: The War of Words

The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness: God’s Call to Relationship & Wholeness

There are so many books on health and wellness. There are so many different approaches, schools of thoughts, beliefs—that the journey to health and wellness can be a frustrating one for some. Moreover, health and wellness can become challenging when the church begins to tap into some of these ideas. As the church, we need [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness: God’s Call to Relationship & Wholeness

The Fifth Guiding Light to Your Health and Wholeness

I sit in the doctor’s office reluctantly completing the family medical history portion of the new patient application. Part of me does not want to acknowledge that my grandmother and sister have had cancer and my mother has high blood pressure. However, I realize that this information is an important clue to medical conditions that [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on The Fifth Guiding Light to Your Health and Wholeness

Busyness: An Illness of the Soul

It was a sizzling summer’s day like most Sundays in Hotlanta. I had been asked to speak on a Sunday afternoon at a church. It was 1:00 p.m. I knew already the congregation had a long day, so I promised that I would not keep them long or bore them. I hoped. I spoke on [...]

By | July 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Busyness: An Illness of the Soul

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?

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