Monthly archive for September 2015

Food Is Not the Enemy

Food Is Not the Enemy

A young woman asked me to pray that God would help her find a new Bible study group. She quit her current group because of the food they served. She was working hard trying to lose weight and was annoyed because their events seemed to be centered on food. She shared her weight loss goals with the group and asked them not to serve the food. But they refused. They said, “If you don’t want the food, don’t eat the food…or, just eat a little.”  Frustrated by their lack of consideration and worried about losing the progress she had made, she decided to find another Bible study group less “obsessed” with food. I questioned, “Is food really the problem? Do they gather to talk about, study and worship the food? Do they focus solely on the food?” She responded, “Well, no. We study the Bible. The food is served at

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Brain Food

Brain Food

God has given us amazing brains to help us learn His Word and other information to help us as we travel through this life!  Did you know that there really are “brain foods” that can help boost your memory, keep your mind sharper, and potentially even lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease?  Yes, our awesome Creator has provided us with so many and varied nutrients in our foods…and advances in technology are beginning to provide some insight into how these nutrients actually affect our brain function. Did you know that an average brain weighs only about three pounds, yet it consumes 20% of the oxygen you breathe and 20% of the energy you take in from food?  The front of your brain contains the cerebrum, which is responsible for your “thinking activities”.  This area also stores memories and enables you to plan and carry out those plans.  For instance, reading this newsletter,

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Escape from Temptation

Escape from Temptation

Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. I S A I A H 1 : 1 7 When I worked as a school nurse, my office was next door to where the snacks were kept for children to buy each afternoon. One particular day, I noticed the principal restocking the candy shelves with a box of Almond Joys. I could smell them when he walked by my door, so I decided to have one. I got out my 50 cents and was about to walk out my door when a little boy came running from the playground telling me to come quickly because his friend “fell and broke his leg!” I ran to the playground and found the child on the ground, but without a broken leg. By the time I helped him back to my office

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