Daily Word Prompt: Edible

#Christianity, #God, #Health

Edible

Edible: fit to be eaten as food.

Synonyms: Digestible, eatable, harmless, nourishing, nutritious

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If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 1 Timothy 4 : 6

When we follow God’s commands on a daily basis, you could say we are digesting His words and our bodies, minds and souls will be well nourished by them.

Fry = Bad

#Christianity, #Food, #Health, #Photography, Encouragement

Fry

So today I could speak on Fry in relation to the spiritual, but I have chosen the physical instead.

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Usually I will blog on Spiritual Health and Mental Health, but our Physical health is also very important.

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When I eat foods that are fried they may be tastier, but it is what happens to my body afterwards.

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With a digestive system that can easily go on the blink, I try to eliminate fried foods. I have come to associate these foods with heart burn, upper back pain, and whether real or not, I choose to stay away from them as much as I can.

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I have come to learn from personal experience that roasted foods are better for me than fried foods and the more pain I can eliminate from my body the better.

This is one of the ways to ease some pain and function more comfortably.

Fry = Bad

Spiritual Healing Is Of Value

#Christianity, #God, #Health, #Holy Spirit, #Medication

Heal

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When I was diagnosed with Lupus and later Vasculitis I experienced much fatigue and excruciating pain, this would consume my thinking. I couldn’t find anything to help and no medication seemed to soothe. Finally, prednisone would bring some relief, but by this time I had also been worn down emotionally.

Some time passed, I had started back to church as a suggestion from a family member, looking for physical healing (a bit selfish on my part,) but nothing was forth coming and I became very disappointed and even more depressed. So, this is when I started reading the bible in earnest, putting God to the test. I simply decided I would follow His commands, and see if what I was reading was true.

I turned my focus off myself and on to God, and even though things didn’t change right away, He gave me enough strength to look at my situation differently.

One thing I have found, is that if we want to be physically and emotionally healed, we first must work on our Spiritual Healing. We must surrender to God, giving Him all our negative emotions, confessing to Him and asking for His forgiveness. These things alone are enough to free our minds and lift our spirits as God is so gracious and willing to forgive us.

As I continue to stay under God’s protection, I am learning when to go forward and when to slow down. Our bodies are also the House of God’s Holy Temple, so I now try to treat my body as such, by the foods I choose to take in.

So, I continue to seek total healing, especially in the physical, as I stay under God’s protection looking to be Spiritually connected to Him and trying to maintain my relationship with Him.

 

Denial

#Christianity, #Health, #Jesus, #Mental Illness, #Mental Issues, #Poem, #Power

Denial

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Search, searching, physically wounded

I need to find a cure.

Racing, racing, thoughts racing,

Mentally wounded,

Of ever thing I’m so unsure.

Some say try this, try that,

But then it only works for a little while.

Yet we keep living in denial,

Of the very One (Jesus) who holds the cure.

Peace of mind He will give to us,

Strength to face another day;

All it takes is a little faith,

No need to any longer feel insecure.

Photo Challenge: Security

#Christianity, #God, #Holy Spirit, #Jesus, #Photo Challenge

Security

These are a few of the books that I read the first thing in the morning and last thing before going to sleep at night. They make for a better rest.

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After trying many tangible things, I have learned to put my full trust and security in a God that I cannot see. The funny thing is, that the more I do this, the more He helps me to see clearly.

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When I’m in pain I cry out to Him. The times when I have been feeling anxious or depress, I try to picture myself as the woman with the issue of blood, reaching out and touching the hem of Jesus’ garment, and in these times His Holy Spirit is a comfort to me. I would love for others to experience this security, but it comes by taking a leap of faith, which I’ve found that many are not willing to take.

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Don’t get me wrong, while I may live in a house and have a security alarm, my security in Jesus is of much greater worth, because I know that if I live or if I die, or if I lose everything around me, I still want to remain secure in Him.

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Mind Squats

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/squat/”>Squat</a

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I bet most of you have never heard of “Mind Squats,” that’s because I just made it up. You probably do them, but give them another name. So I’m just trying to find a way to give meaning to the Daily Post word of the day, which is “Squat.”

As I grow older, I find that I have to do many things to stay in adequate physical shape. In order to stay free from aches and pains, I have to do squats to help straightened and stretch my back.

We take great care to look after our bodies, but our minds are also very important. We should also on a daily basis do some exercises to keep our minds filled with positive thoughts. Every time we have a glimmer of a negative thought we should bring it back to the positive. This can be a very difficult thing to do, but when we have faith and believe in God, He will give us the strength to get through.

Philippians 4:8 …….Whatever is true, whatever is noble ever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Mind Squats

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Daily Potion September 29, 2016

#Christianity, #Disease, #Health, #Wisdom, Encouragement

Peaceful Future

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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

When we witness to others, we will tell them that God wants only what’s best for them, and while that is true, it’s very difficult to see, when you are the one going through the fire. I feel as though I had one of those moments today.

It’s that time of year again, it’s the fall season and the golden rod is flying. Allergies abound, at least they do for me, along with a host of sinus issues. I went to bed late, and then I was up very early, “mouth breathing” and feeling rather uncomfortable. I knew I should have gone to bed early, but it never seems to work out that way. Anyway, there I was this morning desperately praying to God for relief, but nothing seem to be long-lasting. If I didn’t know better I would think that I was being punished.

After a trip to the Health Food Store and some Olbas Oil, and some time spent in fresh air, relief would come. It was a very long day, but still wonderful, even though I am now tired at a much earlier hour.

I know that God wants only what’s best for me. Perhaps He allowed my discomfort, so that I could get into bed at a much earlier hour today, as I am now extremely tired and will soon be going off to bed. I know this may not be a big deal to many, but I see God’s Hand in every area of my life.

Daily Potion September 20, 2016

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“Do You Want to be Made Well”

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In John 5 :1-14 there is a man who was healed at the Pool of  Bethesda, you may read the whole story there. After the man was healed Jesus said to him: 14 ” See you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” So obviously, the man’s sins kept him ill for so many years.

Our sins could be any wrongdoing we are indulging in. Simple things we may not consider as harmful, could also be sins….Overeating is a sin, which could lead to digestive issues, which could then lead to many other health problems. Negative Thinking is a sin, it can severely weaken and impair the mind and the body. Stealing could give one a guilty conscious which then leads to stressful situations; Gossiping is a sin, Judging is a sin, and they can all do damage to our bodies, along with all the others not mentioned here.

I know that many of my own health issues were brought on by my bad eating habits and my negative thinking, just to name a few.  God can give us all the strength to overcome, and I’m thankful for the long way that He has brought me.

We also know that God will allow things in our lives so that His glory and His miraculous works can be seen.

John 9 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

In other words, not all health issues are a result of sin, but some are also allowed that we may see God’s miraculous Hand at work as He heals us.

Daily Potion September 19, 2016

#Christianity, #Depression, #Health, #Love, #Minds, #Photography, Encouragement, Inspiration, Spirituality

Health and Healing

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Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24

When we speak kind words to one another, they bring healing to our minds and healing to our bodies. Loving words will make us feel less stressful and less anxious. Gracious words promote healthy emotions, they strengthen and give us a great sense of well being.

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

A person who is hasty to speak, foolhardy, ill-advised, inconsiderate; can easily cause damage to another, by the words they use. When we are “Pierced” by someone’s words we can be deeply wounded emotionally and physically.

For good emotional and physical health, kind words will go a long way.

FALL FUN and FOLLY

#Christianity, #Health, #Nature, #Walking
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Fall Scene

While walking for health is a wonderful way to live, so is maintaining balance in our lives. Yesterday I continued my daily brisk walking routine, but when I was asked to go on a shoot later, I just couldn’t resist.

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Racoon

The day was bright and beautiful, bringing forth an array of yellows, oranges and red. The air was fresh, we were warmly dressed and with our gear in hand, we set out to see what and who would come our way on this glorious afternoon. The first place we stopped at there was really nothing of interest to shoot, so we soon moved along to one of our other favourite spots.

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Red Squirrel

As we approached the bridge we could see a group of men and women standing on the beach, at first we got excited, because they seemed to be looking upward, getting poise to take a shot, but as we moved closer, we realized they were just standing around chatting…..not a good sign. A lady with a camera in hand came walking up to us and we asked her anxiously. “Did you see him? Is he here? To our disappointment she told us we had just missed him, and she pointed in the direction that he had taken. She continued walking in the same direction, while we stayed on the bridge for a while.

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Racoon

After a while we noticed the same lady way down the beach, and as we carefully scanned the area, we realized that she had found him. Excitedly we started in the same direction, hoping to get the opportunity to shoot him, however, by the time we reached the location, he had taken off again.

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Shoveler

Not having any patience to stand around in the cold with the others on the beach, we decided to leave and then return later. All in all it was a lovely afternoon, we saw many beautiful images, and we also got to take some shots. Then it was time to go home, but no, let’s try one more time to see if we can find him. So we arrived back to the parking lot, and yes, some of the same cars were still there. We approached the bridge and yes, the men were still standing there ready and waiting. A couple approached us on the bridge, cameras in hand, and we asked the same question. “Is he here? Did you see him? Once again we were told we had just missed him, and they pointed to the direction where he had flown. The man was quick to tell us not only did he have some shots of him, but he also had a video. It was amazing to see this Eagle, picking up a stick, flying up in the air and then dropping it. It looked like he might be practicing, for when he has to pick up fish.

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Unknown??

We were now losing light fast, so the other photographers on the beach came up to the bridge to meet us. One of them seemed to know every tree in which we might  find the Eagle, so we left the lake side and I went running after him on to the marshy side, in hopes of at least getting one good shot. We looked in different areas and just when we were leaving, out flew the Eagle from the marsh side, and back over to the lake side. Now here we were running back the way we had just come from in hopes of finding him. It’s as though this Eagle might have been toying with us.

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Unknown and Mallard develops friendship.

By now, logic told me I should really be heading home, but instead I went almost running in the opposite direction, trying to locate the Eagle. We walked a good ways down the beach without spotting the eagle. Dejected we decided to call it a day, and just as I was saying how disappointed I was not to get a shot of the Eagle, he came flying over head. I did get a shot, but nothing worth posting. Most of all I ended up doing 17,000 steps and the equivalent of 7.57 miles for the full day. As a result there would be a price to pay that night. Cramps in the legs and total exhaustion. Today I welcome the heavy rainfall that we are experiencing, and I pray to God that He will grant me the patience and wisdom that is needed.

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Redwing Blackbird

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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Dove & Redwing Blackbird