You Are What You Eat!

You Are What You Eat!

The night Jesus was betrayed, we find him in the pages of the Bible trying to communicate something very deep to his disciples. He took the bread they were eating and the wine they were drinking and used them as teaching tools. He told them that when they eat the...

Volcanoes and Whales

Volcanoes and Whales

I’m in Hawaii again—on the Big Island where the Volcanoes National Park is. Last time we were here three years ago, Ivan and I flew over the volcanoes in a helicopter tour. That was so incredible, inspiring and breathtaking . . . I was really looking forward to doing...

Grateful in the New Year

Grateful in the New Year

Something surprising happened to me about a month ago. Maybe when I tell you what it was, you won’t be surprised, but I sure have been! If you have been reading my status updates on Facebook, you will know that I spend the first week of December in a discipline of...

A Journey to Joy

A Journey to Joy

Here’s a passage of Scripture which changes my perspective on life in so many ways: “Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” (James 1:2) Did we read that right? An opportunity for great joy? Really? Yes, that...

The Heavens Declare God’s Glory

The Heavens Declare God’s Glory

Recently, the Earth’s orbit took our planet through the trail of dust left behind by Halley’s Comet, resulting in what is known as the Orionid Meteor Shower. Ivan and I sat the alarm to wake up at 1:15 AM, when the quantity of shooting stars would be at its greatest....

Spiritual, but Not Religious

Spiritual, but Not Religious

I am hearing more and more Christians define themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.” Actually, Richard Branson first brought this thought into my consciousness by asking a group of us attending an ethics seminar with him, “How many of you are ‘religious’?” About...

The Way to Peace

The Way to Peace

But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace.” (Luke 20:41-42) These verses speak to me very loudly as I sit in our room at the King David Hotel overlooking the...

ABUNDANT HEALTH

Abundant Health with Beth Misner was developed to help individuals through the process of healing the body through healthy living, nutrition, meditation practices or spiritual counseling.

ABUNDANT HEALTH

Abundant Health with Beth Misner was developed to help individuals through the process of healing the body through healthy living, nutrition, meditation practices or spiritual counseling.

Treating Others Well

Treating Others Well

My daddy taught me how to drive when I was just 12 years old and living in Texas, and he taught me on an automatic transmission, not a stick shift. We always had automatics growing up─I never had to learn how to use a clutch and shift. During college I decided I...

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The Biggest Question You Could Ever Be Asked

The Biggest Question You Could Ever Be Asked

Someone asked me today the biggest question I feel anyone could be asked: "Who is God?" I felt a strong desire to answer the question well, so I said the following: "I believe God is All that Is. God is all the seen and unseen elements of our universe and beyond all...

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I never dreamed when I studied for my Sports Nutrition Certification that I would ever need that knowledge for quite such a personal use. Looking back, I can see that God was preparing me well for what was ahead for us. When Ivan received the prostate cancer diagnosis...

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Christian Meditation and Spiritual Formation

Christian Meditation and Spiritual Formation

You can hardly read any article on stress reduction without finding encouragement to practice meditation. And the recommendations do not include Jesus or the Bible, you can be sure! However, there are Christian communities where Christ-centered meditation is taught...

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