Healthy Lifestyle in Ministry

January 7, 2020

9-8-8 will soon become the national Suicide Prevention Hotline for mental health emergencies. Just like 9-1-1 connects people in need of first-responders for other emergencies, U.S. residents will be able to call 9-8-8 for mental health emergencies.

Last month (Dec. 201...

December 10, 2019

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

Tips to prevent holiday stress a...

December 2, 2019

The “Messiah” and its “Hallelujah” chorus are forever linked to the Christmas season. Written by George Frideric Handel in 1741, and first performed in Dublin, Ireland in 1742, this oratorio in English became Handel’s masterpiece in choral music.

Handel, a Lutheran, was...

November 13, 2019

Therapists have known for years that gentle and soothing music has a positive effect on their clients That is why counselors often recommend instrumental and vocal music to enhance good moods and thoughts. Over the years I have compiled CD’s of various types of music w...

November 6, 2019

Palliative care is not hospice care: it does not replace the patient’s primary treatment; palliative care works together with the primary treatment being received. It focuses on the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness most often as an adjunct to curative care...

October 8, 2019

Each year several pastors or church workers ask me questions about “spiritual warfare.” There are different reasons this topic comes up.  Sometimes a person feels under demonic attack. Sometimes a person asks about the connection between his or her behaviors and the fo...

October 7, 2019

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical...

September 9, 2019

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis or rickets. Vitamin D also has a...

August 14, 2019

August 18 is Children’s Health Day

 

 

https://www.iabhp.com/national-wellness-observance-calendar/childrens-health-day/

Monitoring What Your Child Eats

In general, it is the parents' job to monitor what their child eats, while the child is in the best position to decide ho...

August 14, 2019

The seed was planted early for me to enter church work. There were the older members of the congregation who, when I was a second grader, pinched my cheek after I said my lines in the Christmas program and remark, "What a nice voice! You should be a pastor!" Then there...

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