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...

God of Creation

God of Creation

Have you ever come upon a view in nature that moved you to tears? Maybe it was coming around a bend in the road and seeing a red barn nestled among the trees across a verdant Tennessee pasture. Maybe it was on an African safari when the elephants chose the moment you...

The Church Homeless

The Church Homeless

It seems that there are always some kind of movements happening within Christianity! Of recent note, there have been a few movements in the past five to ten years: the post-modern church, the emergent church, and so on. But I was having a conversation with Philip...

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.

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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Interesting Grocery Store Contrast

Interesting Grocery Store Contrast

I was in line today behind a lady with a cart just as full as mine was. As she unloaded her purchases, I was noticing frozen, cooked foods, lunch meats, croissants, ice cream, cookies, and many other normal grocery purchases for the average American family. As she got...

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Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote my “No Balance for Me, Thank You!” blog post. I promised a follow up to address those of us who feel that we have life by the proverbial tiger’s tail. We feel we can do nothing more than hold on and we can’t even do that well! I shared...

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