Fasting

When I was growing up, my family didn’t practice any kind of fasting. I had Roman Catholic friends who told me about not having meat on Fridays and about giving up certain foods during Lent, but that was about it. We also didn’t have blood tests at doctors that I can remember, so I never… Continue reading Fasting

Healthy Hair

Throughout history, both men and women have taken great care to maintain healthy, shining hair. If you have concerns about the condition or appearance of your hair or know others who do, take a few moments to read this post for tips and encouragement. Be sure to comment back if you have tried or are… Continue reading Healthy Hair

The Gift of Exhortation

Are you familiar with the concept of spiritual gifts? Christians believe that the Holy Spirit gives one or more spiritual gifts to each and every believer to equip each one to strengthen and uplift other believers and to build up the Church (people, not buildings) for daily life on planet Earth and in preparation for… Continue reading The Gift of Exhortation

The Golden Rule

When I was growing up, I was taught to live by the “golden rule”: to treat others as I would like to be treated by them (found in the Bible at Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31). This post is about what I have learned along the way. To my young mind, the golden rule sounded… Continue reading The Golden Rule

A New Season

How is your 2020 going so far? Have you made one or more resolutions for the New Year? Here are a few reflections on what is happening with me. It is my heart’s desire that you will share your journey with me as well, so that we can encourage each other. CELEBRATING Three years ago,… Continue reading A New Season

A Life Well Lived

My mother turned 96 earlier this month. She is still in very good health and has never worn glasses or needed help hearing. She had her hips replaced when she was in her 70s and got a pacemaker in her 80s. She has no short-term memory but is every bit as funny, witty, and logical… Continue reading A Life Well Lived

How to Avoid Career Burnout

This week's blog post is a guest column by George Mears, a brain fitness expert, educator, and counselor. One of his primary areas of study is neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and improve over one’s lifetime. He believes in the power of games, puzzles, memory activities, and other brain boosting practices to encourage brain… Continue reading How to Avoid Career Burnout