Here's the thing, if we only love those who love us, as Jesus pointed out, what kind of witness are we? What does it say to the world if we love our families, but turn our backs on those who believe differently than we do?
The health benefits of taking a vacation are staggering. Getting away is exciting, but also a challenge for those of us who want to make healthy lifestyle choices. An important part of eating healthy while traveling is remembering to pack healthy food.
Most of us know it's not good for our health to sit all day, but many jobs involve hours of sitting. Many of us work long hours then have family and home responsibilities once we leave work. Is there a way to be productive at work and home while still getting the physical exercise we need each day?
As Christians, our bodies are "temples of the Holy Spirit, and God calls on us to offer our bodies as "living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God." Many Christian men are careful to take great care of their bodies, but more men are not careful at all.
I didn't even want to be a mom. There, I said it. Perhaps it was because I was so career-focused. It was just before I turned 32 that God started changing my heart. Then I found out I was unable to get pregnant on my own.
Since stress plays such a key role in elevating both blood pressure and the risk of stroke, we want to help identify the things that cause stress in our lives and what to do with them. Let's look at two major areas in which we tend to over-schedule.