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Advent

“They wanted to hear Jesus Speak”  Luke 21:38 Advent is the time of anticipation of Jesus coming.  We  anticipate hearing Him speak during this Holiday time.  Often we fear we cannot even hear our loved ones, let alone Jesus, speaking to us, with all of the noise, hurry, bustle, stress, sadness, grief, and disappointment obstructing
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Wellness Notes – May is Mental Health Month

WELLNESS NOTES  “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”  Psalm  34:4 May is Mental Health Month.  We look at MIND-body-spirit wellness for our overall health, thus it is very important to look at mental health issues and concerns.   There have been so many concerns in the past
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Wellness Notes – Hurry Sickness

April, 2013 WELLNESS NOTES “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore  I hope in HIM!”  Lamentations 3:24 April, on the Wellness Calendar, is the month when we focus on  the following wellness issues: Alcohol Addiction Awareness,  Stress Awareness,  Cancer Control Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention, DONATE LIFE  (organ donation month),  to name a few.   
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Wellness Notes – Diabetes

“The wise in heart shall be called prudent; and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning”  Proverbs 16:21 November is Diabetes Awareness Month.   In my years as a Diabetes Educator I find most of us have had our lives touched by this increasingly prevalent disease.  Whether you have been diagnosed with Type I , Type
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Wellness Notes – Spiritual Strength

Wellness Notes – August, 2012   “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” 2 Chronicles 16:9 Recently I saw the question:  “What is more important Spiritual Strength or Physical Strength? People forget about Spiritual Strength”.     We spend the summer reminding ourselves to get
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Wellness Notes – Facing Loss

July, 2012 “ Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ”   Isaiah 41:10 (ESV) LOSS  is not a very  happy summer  thought, but many of us are or have recently
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Wellness Notes – Signs

“This will be a sign for you—“  Luke  2:12 April is National Stress Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month,  and April 4th is National Day of Hope.    These reminders   give us pause for thought as we enter a new month—EASTER month—when we renew our faith with celebration.   Our religious holidays  prompt   different emotions within
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Wellness Notes – March Through Lent

WELLNESS NOTES “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind”   John 1:4 This Lenten Season we may NOT be encouraging you to “Walk to Jerusalem” or even to ‘give up’ an unhealthy habit as we have in past years.   This season, let us look at HIM as life and how
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Wellness Notes – A New Year!

WELLNESS NOTES “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”  Isaiah 60:1 JANUARY:  A new year, a new month, a new start!!   Light shines on the newness before us with encouraging brightness.   My husband and I begin the New Year with a group of RV friends,
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Wellness Notes – December, 2011

WELLNESS NOTES “He will be called Immanuel.” Matthew 1:23 “The name Immanuel means God with us.”  Isaiah 7:14 December is the month to look at the birth of Jesus ‘which means God with us’.  As we look toward Christmas we are bombarded by the hype of buying (without the focus of giving);  the media frenzy
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November Wellness Notes – Diabetes Awareness

WELLNESS NOTES “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?”  I Corinthians 6:15 November is Diabetes Awareness Month!!  In considering the needs of those of us who deal with Diabetes in our life or the lives of those we love, it bears repeating information recently seen in our local newspapers and physician
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Wellness Notes – October, 2011

“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function”   (Romans 12:4) The National Wellness Calendar indicates a number of areas of focus for October. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and National Medical Librarians Month.  Let’s take note of each
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Wellness Notes – September, 2011 – Generosity

September focus is “Generosity”    ‘lay up  treasures in heaven’ While on my summer travels I read a most interesting book, “THE HAPPINESS PROJECT” by Gretchen Rubin.   Educated as a lawyer, having worked as a clerk for Sandra Day O’Connor, Gretchen researched ways to be “HAPPY”.  Many of her ideas are noteworthy, but one caught my
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Wellness Notes – July, 2011

This recently came across my e-mail and is the BEST WELLNESS NOTES for July I could think of.   May we all live by these mind-body-and spirit suggestions.   An Angel says, ‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if
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June Wellness Notes – Men’s Health Month

“Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our likeness.” Genesis 1:26 June is National Men’s Health Month and as we center around Father’s Day, let’s look at how health is attained. If we are ‘made in HIS likeness – we have a responsibility to maintain our mind/body/& spirit as God planned. The purpose
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Wellness Notes – May 2011- Live Life to the Fullest

WELLNESS NOTES “ Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life. . . . ” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV May is the month to focus on living well.  Having
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March 2011 Wellness Notes

WELLNESS NOTES “To every thing there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”  Eccles. 3:1 March is “Make A Will” Month!! What a great time to think of the ‘seasons’ of our life and make certain we have our ‘ducks in a row’ for our Life Planning.  No matter what our age,
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Wellness Notes – February, 2011

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God” –1 John 4:7 February is National Heart Month. As I write this, I an overwhelmed with the news about the Tragedy in Tucson!! The sadness, grief, and disbelief bring us right to the heart of the matter—”Beloved, let us love one another”!! Where was
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Wellness Notes – January, 2011

WELLNESS NOTES “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them….” Romans 12:6 (RSV) January is a time for new beginnings. How often have we started the new year with “This year I am going to do……!!” We look at where we were in the past and strive to
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Wellness Notes – December, 2010

December is all about “God With Us”!!