The Health Benefits of Meditation

Stressed out! Sick! Stuck in a rut! Try the act of meditation. The health benefits will shock you. Meditation is simple; however, disciplining the body and the mind may require a little more work, but the rewards far out weigh the sacrifice. Here’s what science has to say about meditation: A 2007 national Government survey [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Balanced Living, Meditation|0 Comments

Cool Cucumber Recipes

Cucumber Basil Salad 1 Large Cucumber (peeled and thinly sliced) 1 Large Peach (peeled and cubed) 1 Stalk Celery (thinly sliced) 5 Basil leaves (roughly chopped) ½ cup Rice Vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste Combine ingredients and serve. Cucumber Melon Sorbet 2 Large Cucumber (peeled and seeded)1 cup Cantaloupe (chopped) 1tsp Salt 1tps Ginger [...]

By | June 23rd, 2010|Meditation, Recipes|0 Comments

Malaysia: Fit for the Jungle

Wow! On a 3-hour ride into the jungles of Malaysia, we swayed and bounced in the open backs of Land Rovers to reach some of the more remote villages. Traveling with our local hosts, wonderful people with generous hearts, most of us were from the World Harvest Church in Roswell, Georgia. Now it’s hot and [...]

By | June 17th, 2010|Fit for Missions, Meditation|0 Comments

Entering into the Grace of Silence

I'm a talker by nature. As a child, my father would say, "This is my daughter, Beth.  She has a speech impediment---she has to breathe." I grew up in the Quaker tradition, so I was used to worship including extended periods of silence. It was not a natural fit, or so I thought. Later,  I [...]

By | June 14th, 2010|Living Inspiration, Meditation|0 Comments

Prayer Exercises: Entering God’s Presence

Introduction Before we begin our time together in prayer and meditation, I would like to make a few suggestions to aid concentration: 1. Find a place of relative peace and quiet where you may remain undisturbed by the distracting sounds of telephones, television sets, and conversation. 2. Settle yourself into a comfortable position on a cushioned [...]

Thoughts to Ponder: Beyond the Cosmos

How can confusing points in Christian doctrine be explained from God's existence beyond our four dimensional spacetime?  God's transcendence, afterall, is predicted by both modern cosmology and the Bible. For example, how can God hear the prayers of billions of people all at once? We live in one dimension of time--our time line. But God [...]

By | June 11th, 2010|Astronomy Corner, Meditation|0 Comments

A Meditation for the Environment

Deep within me (and I suspect many of you)  is the urge to find a clean quiet place to seek peace and solitude-- free of the hustle and bustle of people moving around at a frantic pace. SEEKING THAT PLACE I seek those moments to meditate and reflect on things when the pressures of a fast-paced human [...]

By | June 11th, 2010|Living Green, Meditation|0 Comments