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November 1, 2012

“Change is predictable and inevitable, impersonal and relentless. The question is not will change reach you, but how will you respond? … Guard against letting setbacks embitter you. Look for the seeds of opportunity in that situation. Build on what you know and approach that new mountain to scale. … A lot of people moan and groan about their situation but don’t do anything. How bad does the pain have to get before you get up and do something else? If you are in a negative environment, take a fresh look at yourself, define where you want to be and develop a clear path of action for getting there. … Change, even if unwelcome, forces us to re-evaluate what our best options are. Those times of transition are great opportunities to look for recurring patterns in your life and make adjustments to build on the good and reduce the bad.”

Dan Miller
“48 Days To The Work You Love”



Health tips from ‘40 Days to Better Living — Optimal Health’

By Dr. Scott Morris
Church Health Center of Memphis

  • Nutrition setbacks happen. We give in to the temptation of a doughnut or eat too much at a friend’s birthday dinner. The next temptation is to starve the day after to “make up” for the setback. Instead just get back on track eating a healthy and reasonable diet.
  • Start a food journal to help you set nutritional goals, and begin writing down those goals.
  • Make a list of your favorite foods and see if any need to be modified to a healthier version of that food.
  • Begin reading labels on the food you buy and eat. Take note of sodium content and the ingredient “high-fructose corn syrup.”
  • Make a grocery list that looks forward. Include plenty of whole grains, fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, and limit the prepared and processed foods.
  • Don’t drink your calories. Substitute water for sweetened drinks such as tea or soda. If you want something fizzy, try drinking seltzer water instead of plain water.
  • If you feel like snacking, try unsalted nuts or dried fruit instead of sugary or salty snacks. Make sure you enjoy the proper serving size.
  • Move the unhealthy snacks out of reach. Set them on a high shelf in the pantry or throw them out entirely. Move healthy snacks into easy-to-grab places.



In response to the Sept. 6 Rashional Thoughts “Recalling the ‘grand’ moments,” John Fuson, of Michigan, wrote on Facebook: 

“Being a grandparent is sometimes hard to accept, as growing old sort of sneaks up on you. Until you find yourself in one of those unexpected conversations you described in your post. I have been privileged to participate in one or two with my grandchildren and hope to have [a] few more. Our roles change as life progresses, but the joy of sharing special moments with your children never gets old. And when you find yourself in the moment with a grandchild, well it’s golden!”



“A lot of things are shouting at us in life but, as believers, we have the ability to be led by the spirit of God to know what we are supposed to do … and to know that everything else is additional.”

Rev. Ollie Gunn
Christian Walk Baptist Church, Bessemer



“The heart is not simply one’s inner, private life, hidden from others. The heart is the origin of human behavior and from it flows everything people do. Setting apart Christ as Lord in the heart is not merely a private matter but will be evident to all when Christians suffer for their faith.”

Jay T. Robertson
University of Mobile


“The acid test of Christianity is how we react to the difficulties of life and the words we speak in response.”

Michael Brooks
Judson College



Try this out

Instead of reaching for that cup of coffee first thing in the morning, try drinking a glass of water. The brain has been without water all night and is a bit dehydrated. You will wake up faster with water than coffee.

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