My Faith and Health
Post 003 - where we champion the balance of faith and wellness as the key to a truly fulfilling life
In today's My Faith and Health (First time reading? Sign up here):
🧠 Bible Trivia: Fun Game (share with your friends)
🙏 ️My Faith: Finding Time for Devotion!
🍏 My Health: Mastering Nutritional Synergy
🏋️♂️ Mighty Men: Max Lucado - Words of Hope and Help
👸 Majestic Women: Marilyn Adamson - Everyperson.com
🎁 Rewards: Share and win
How many can you get right? (Remember your answers - check them with the answers below) Can you beat your friends? Share and find out :-)
What was the occupation of the Apostle Paul before his conversion to Christianity?
A) Fisherman, B) Carpenter, C) Tentmaker, D) Tax collector
Who was the first martyr of the Christian faith?
A) Peter, B) James, C) Stephen, D) Jesus
Who was the mother of John the Baptist?
A) Mary, B) Elizabeth, C) Martha, D) Sarah
Which Old Testament prophet was swallowed by a large fish?
A) Isaiah, B) Jeremiah, C) Ezekiel, D) Jonah
Which New Testament book is known for its description of the end times?
A) Revelation, B) Hebrews, C) Romans, D) James
MY FAITH - Finding Time for Devotion!
Juggling daily responsibilities and commitments can make it challenging for busy people and parents to maintain a consistent personal devotional time. Here are some practical tips to create a routine, incorporate Bible study, and enhance prayer life:
🗓️ Establish a Routine: Find a specific time each day that works best for your devotions, whether it's early morning, during lunch, or before bedtime. Consistency is key. Resource: 5 Practical Tips for Your Daily Quiet Time
📘 Use a Devotional Guide: Choose a devotional guide or a Bible reading plan to provide structure and guidance in your daily study. Resource: Bible Reading Plans - YouVersion
🎧 Listen to Audio Bibles or Podcasts: Busy parents can listen to audio Bibles or faith-based podcasts while driving, exercising, or doing chores. Resource: The Bible App - Audio Bible
📱 Utilize Bible Study Apps: Use Bible study apps to access commentaries, reading plans, and devotionals on-the-go. Resource: Olive Tree Bible App
🙏🏻 Enhance Your Prayer Life: Keep a prayer journal or use a prayer app to organize and track prayer requests, praise reports, and answered prayers. Resource: PrayerMate - Christian Prayer App
👨👩👧👦 Involve Family: Encourage family devotions and share what you learn with your spouse and children, fostering a faith-centered family culture. Resource: Focus on the Family - Family Devotions
👭 Connect with a Prayer Partner: Share your devotional journey with a friend, holding each other accountable and providing encouragement. Resource: Accountability Partners - iBelieve
MY HEALTH - Mastering Nutritional Synergy
Unlocking the Power of Personalized Nutrition for Optimal Health and Performance
In today's fast-paced world, it's more important than ever to maintain optimal health and peak performance. Mastering Nutritional Synergy offers a groundbreaking approach to personalizing your diet and nutrient intake to optimize your physical and mental well-being. By tailoring your food choices to your unique needs and goals, you can unlock the full potential of your body and mind.
🚀 Enhanced energy levels: By understanding the specific nutrients your body needs, you can fuel your day with the right foods to maintain high energy levels and combat fatigue. Guiding Principles for the Implementation of Personalized Nutrition Approaches That Benefit Health and Function
🧠 Improved cognitive function: A personalized diet plan can provide the essential building blocks for brain health, leading to better focus, memory, and mental clarity. Foods linked to better brainpower (Harvard Study)
💪 Healthier body composition: A tailored nutrition plan can help you achieve your ideal weight and body composition, resulting in increased confidence and overall well-being. How to Improve Body Composition With Nutrition and Exercise
🛡️ Disease prevention: By addressing nutritional imbalances and deficiencies, a personalized nutrition plan can help ward off chronic diseases and promote long-term health. Dietary factors are known to play a role in health and diseases
Discover the power of Mastering Nutritional Synergy to transform your life and reach your full potential.
MIGHTY MEN - Max Lucado
📚✨ Max Lucado: A Beacon of Hope and Inspiration ✨📚
Max Lucado is a best-selling Christian author and speaker whose uplifting books and messages have touched millions of hearts worldwide. With a unique storytelling style and heartfelt insights, he has become a source of hope and encouragement for countless people seeking comfort and guidance in their faith journey.
Max has impacted million’s of people world-wide. Sarah is one of them:
Sarah, a young woman feeling lost and disconnected from her faith, stumbled upon Max Lucado's book "You'll Get Through This." As she delved into its pages, she found comfort and hope in Max's words, which reignited her faith and inspired her to not only attend church again but also to deepen her relationship with God. The powerful message of resilience and trust in the Lord's plan in Max's book served as a guiding light for Sarah during her challenging times.
Motivated by the positive impact Max's work had on her life, Sarah decided to share his teachings with others in her community. She organized a book club at her church, focusing on Max's works and encouraging open discussions about faith, hope, and resilience. As the book club gained momentum, Sarah and her fellow members began witnessing a beautiful transformation in their community, as faith blossomed and more people found solace in Max Lucado's inspiring words.
📚 Sarah found comfort and hope in Max's words, reigniting her faith.
💒 She started attending church again and deepened her relationship with God.
🌟 Organized a book club at her church to share Max's works with others.
🌱 Witnessed a beautiful transformation in her community as faith blossomed.
📖 Prolific Author: Max has written over 100 books, including children's books, devotionals, and Bible studies, with more than 130 million copies in print.
🏆 Awards and Recognition: He has received numerous accolades, including multiple Gold Medallion Book Awards and being named "America's Pastor" by Reader's Digest.
🎙️ Inspirational Speaker: Max is a sought-after speaker who captivates audiences with his powerful storytelling and relatable messages.
⛪ Oak Hills Church: He serves as the Teaching Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where his sermons are broadcasted to a global audience.
🌍 Humanitarian Efforts: Max actively supports various charitable organizations, including World Vision and Compassion International, to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged.
👨👩👧👦 Family Man: Despite his busy schedule, Max remains committed to his family, cherishing his roles as a loving husband and father.
Social Media Presence:
🐦 Twitter: You can follow Max Lucado on Twitter (@MaxLucado) for daily nuggets of wisdom and updates on his work. Link: https://twitter.com/MaxLucado
📷 Instagram: His Instagram account (@maxlucado) features inspirational quotes, photos, and snippets from his life and ministry. Link: https://www.instagram.com/maxlucado/
👍 Facebook: Max's Facebook page (Max Lucado) shares uplifting messages, blog posts, and event updates. Link: https://www.facebook.com/maxlucado
📺 YouTube: The Max Lucado YouTube channel offers video sermons, interviews, and book trailers for his followers. Link: https://www.youtube.com/MaxLucadoOfficial
🌐 Website: Visit his official website: https://maxlucado.com
MAJESTIC WOMEN - Marilyn Adamson
✝️ EveryStudent.com and EveryPerson.com ✝️
Introducing the remarkable Marilyn Adamson, the powerhouse behind the revolutionary websites EveryStudent.com and EveryPerson.com. As a former atheist who once adamantly dismissed the existence of God, Marilyn embarked on a fascinating journey of self-discovery that would ultimately lead her to a life of faith and purpose.
🔍 The Quest for Answers: Driven by curiosity and a desire to find solid, objective reasons for God's existence, Marilyn spent 1.5 years rigorously researching and examining scientific and historical evidence. Her relentless pursuit of truth eventually led her to the conclusion that a relationship with God was not only logical but life-changing.
🚀 EveryStudent.com: In 2000, Marilyn launched EveryStudent.com, a platform designed to provide a safe space for people to explore questions about life and God. Today, the website is available in over 45 languages and has reached an astounding 250 million visitors worldwide!
🌎 EveryPerson.com: Continuing her mission to help others connect with God, Marilyn created EveryPerson.com, expanding her outreach and offering even more resources for spiritual seekers.
💡 A Unique Approach: Both websites embody Marilyn's commitment to respecting visitors' privacy and providing well-researched, fact-based content. Free from commerce and intrusive ads, EveryStudent.com and EveryPerson.com prioritize serving their audience with integrity and honesty.
🙌 The Power of Faith: While Marilyn acknowledges that life is not problem-free and that wealth, health, and longevity are not guaranteed, she passionately advocates for the transformative potential of knowing and experiencing God's love.
📚 Sharing the Journey: To further guide those interested in exploring faith, Marilyn has written a special series explaining how to arrive at a personal belief in God.
Marilyn Adamson's incredible journey from atheist to believer and her unwavering dedication to helping others discover the divine connection that has enriched her life, make her story an inspiring example of the profound impact one person can have on the world.
Read an amazing summary of Marilyn and her work for Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ): To the Ends of the Internet | Cru
Bible Trivia Answers: 1: B, 2: B, 3: C, 4: C
Scripture Reference: Acts 18:1-3
Additional Source: https://biblehub.com/context/acts/18-3.htm
Scripture Reference: Acts 7:54-60
Scripture Reference: Luke 1:5-7
Additional Source: John the Baptist's mother in the Bible is Elizabeth. She was a relative of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the wife of a priest named Zechariah. Elizabeth and Zechariah were childless until an angel appeared to Zechariah, announcing that they would have a son who would be named John. Luke 1:5-25 and Luke 1:57-80.
Scripture Reference: Jonah 1:17
Additional Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/59/jon.1.17
Scripture Reference: Revelation 1:1-3 Additional Source: https://www.biblestudytools.com/revelation/
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Bible Verse of the Week
(Shoutout to Lois, Seattle, WA)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Health Topic of the Week
(Shoutout to Robert H)
Nutrition - Keep Your Diet Focused on these key themes. Fuel your body appropriately
Whole, unprocessed foods
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