Category Archives: Health

The Word Covers You

original rainJune finally arrives. Yay! Here in New York, summer is drawing near. Time for shorts and sandals. Well, I think that nature got mad at us for going to the basement and packing up all our sweaters. Nature said, “AHA! You thought I left huh?” So we get hit with another cold front. Now we are on the run for cover. I think about how we always have to be prepared and carry an umbrella. It should always be somewhere close by and easy to access. The umbrella is our covering. It is our shield and protection against this ever-changing weather. We also have to make sure we have extra sweaters on standby that can quickly cover us. How much more shall we make adequate protection for our souls? The Word of God reminds us to always be sober and watchful. Continue reading

Make Frequent Stops

I was driving behind this truck with a good friend in my car and took a moment to snap this photo.  I said, “This will be a great title for my next blog!” If I have to have patience to drive behind this big truck blocking my beautiful view that could be quite frustrating.  Then I quickly thought, “if the truck needs to be make frequent stops, shouldn’t we?” Certainly we should.  For even the Word declares in Genesis 2:1-2, “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.  By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing ; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work.”    If God took the seventh day to rest then in the beginning of time, that is probably a good indicator that it is also necessary for us as humans to stop frequently and take a rest as well.

We get so busy in life with full-time jobs, relationships, parenting, social networking, exercising, and so many more activities.  Even as Christians we need to take time daily for prayer, regular worship, study of the bible, church attendance, activities and fellowship.  This kind of consistent business, even though it is good for us, requires us to rest.   Sometimes it may even mean that we don’t answer the frequent phone calls, text messages and perhaps even a disconnect from social media so that we give our minds and hearts a break from life.  Is that a bad thing to just take a moment and stop engaging yourself in every activity under the sun?   Continue reading

No More Labels

IMG_4736Mark 10:46-52
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

Jesus and his disciples went to Jericho. And as they were leaving, they were followed by a large crowd. A blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus son of Timaeus was sitting beside the road. When he heard that it was Jesus from Nazareth, he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” Many people told the man to stop, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, have pity on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him over!” They called out to the blind man and said, “Don’t be afraid! Come on! He is calling for you.” The man threw off his coat as he jumped up and ran to Jesus. Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man answered, “Master, I want to see!” Jesus told him, “You may go. Your eyes are healed because of your faith.” Right away the man could see, and he went down the road with Jesus.

Don’t you want to go down the road with Jesus? Don’t you want to be that person that finally sees the light at the end of the dark tunnel?   Continue reading

A Little Rain Never Hurt Anybody

committSpring has arrived and we are springing forward in life. Yet in all of this we will experience some “rain” in our lives. It may feel bad, look bad and cause us to shut in but this is GOOD for us because it allows us to replenish. So take the time within, during this rain to cover yourselves with the umbrella of God’s love and seek His strength.  We go through so many instances and occurrences in our lives and we hope for a better day and hope for some “spring” in our lives.  We long for some hope, some light or some release.  We have experience here in New York such a long winter waiting for spring to arrive.  Now the date indicates that spring is here but it sure doesn’t feel or look like it at all.  We know it is here but the cold of winter does not want to let up and it keeps trying to drag it’s way into our blooming season of spring.  And so the trials of life that we experience seem to be that same way, don’t they?   What should we do? Continue reading