By: Jennifer Woods
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle means getting a good nutritional balance of the vitamins and minerals that the body needs to thrive. Often this can be done through a varied, sensible diet but for people not eating particularly well, those with certain medical conditions or those who want a little extra help in bulking up or losing weight supplements may be the way to give your body the nutrients that its missing. Because of their numerous health benefits, convenience and availability (most supplements can be bought over the counter…Read full post
When I hear women say that they don’t have women friends, they don’t like women, and they simply find men to be better friends it is a ‘red flag’ to that women’s self-esteem. It is a woman who looks in the mirror and doesn’t like what she sees. After all, in a sense, this is what the purpose of friendship is; aspects of yourself kaleidoscopically reflected in your posse of friends. What? No friends at all. That says just as much, even louder.
In friendship, we hold ourselves accountable to one…Read full post
(PCM) The usual resolutions we tend to make year after year – lose weight, save money, get a new job – are great resolutions if we can actually stick to them past February, but the fact is, less than 10 percent of us will be successful. So, why not try something a little different this year: Resolve to spend more time with friends and loved ones in the new year! Studies show that friendships make aging more enjoyable, lessen grief,…Read full post
Last night I lit all four of the Advent Candles as well as the thick center red candle. Those five candles burned brightly and lit up the whole room. There was something about the small flames that held the power to give so much light that I did not want to put them out and go to bed. I could have sat there for hours just watching the flames dance and glow. Eventually I got up and blew…Read full post
As I wrote the above paragraph I had a thought hit me. There were three characters in the Christmas Story that has at least one dry day. Who were these three characters? Matthew calls them wisemen from the east.
There are…Read full post
Online dating can be frightening. You think you know someone based on a profile picture and a few weeks worth of charming, seemingly perfect conversation, but then you meet for your first date and suddenly, your whole world is turned upside down. Who’s this short, bald guy and what happened to the tall, attractive man with great hair you were suppose to be meeting? Okay, maybe it’s not the scariest situation you could run in to (yes, it could be…Read full post
Advent is truly a journey. It is a journey of our hearts and our souls to the babe that was born at Christmas time. Do any of you remember a time when you were in love? I mean those first wonderful months when you find yourself getting to know a new person. You asked all kinds of questions and you found yourself revealing information about yourself that you never thought you would tell another person. This should be…Read full post
The traditional scripture for the third Sunday of Advent is John 1:19-28. In this story John the Baptist is approached by the Jewish leaders and asked to identify himself. John quickly tells them he is not the Christ, but a herald for the Christ. One is coming “whose sandals I (John) am not worthy to untie.” He tells them.
Two questions today. The first is, Are we heralds for Jesus? Do we tell people not…Read full post
In the Christmas episode of Batman The Animated Series, done back in the 1990s, Dick Grayson asks Bruce Wayne why he had never seen It’s A Wonderful Life? Bruce’s reply was simply, “I could never get over the title.” Bruce’s reaction to the Frank Capra film is not unlike my own, but for different reasons. After all Bruce had watched his parents gunned down and as he became The Batman, was witness to all kinds of terrible crimes….Read full post
This blog was started with the idea of helping each of us find what Christmas really is. In writing this blog for the two weeks my faith has been reignited and the joy of the season, it’s beauty and it’s peace has walked with me every step of the way. I have begun to feel about Christmas the way I used to feel when I was much younger this blog has been gift.
What Christmas movies can you name…Read full post