Friday, June 24, 2016

Friendship Friday

My friends from one book club.

We discuss books, laugh over meals, share recipes, make fleece blankets for children who are ill, provide Christmas gifts for a single mother and her children, most importantly we pray.

This evening, we met at a local restaurant to discuss our most recent book. At the end of the meal, we selected books for the next six months.

We understand each other... who enjoys coffee with her dessert, who usually comes late, the sensitive one, the funny one, who likes audio books, and who will skip to the end of a book.
Dinner at Fridays 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Exercise benefits...

 The Scientific American states the following,  “The longer, harder, and more often you exercise, the greater the health benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases such as cancer and diabetes according to the recommendations based on a decade of scientific research.”

The research demonstrated that exercise is good for the heart, blood vessels, reduces the risks of some cancers, wards off diabetes, increases cognitive skills, and may help individuals lose weight.

On a personal note, I know that I have discovered new strengths as a result of exercising.   From inaction to action, I love my weekly exercise classes.  From instructors to fellow classmates, I adore the people I see every week. 

We receive the benefits when we workout.  

I wish Christians had the same idea about spiritual fitness. I find myself along with others who rarely stretch or exercise our faith.  We are overweight spiritually. We attend weekly church services, enroll in Bible Study classes, enjoy small group fellowship; yet, many of us fail to put our faith into practice. 

I am challenged every week to put into practice the words of Jesus.  

“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the life now is and of that which is to come.”
I Timothy 4:8

There are eternal benefits from exercising our Christian faith.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Musings ... summer

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened in porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

Harper Lee

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The father

"The father of a righteous man has 
great joy;
he who has a wise son delights in
May your father and mother be glad;
may she who gave you birth
My son, give me your heart
and let your eyes keep to my 
Proverbs 23:24 - 26 a

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pet of the week... Bay*

Bay* is this week's pet. Bay also in training to become a service dog. I am confident this gentle dog will be an amazing service animal. I met Bay (I'm not for sure if I remember his name correctly) at an  community event at neighborhood park

Service dogs must learn to behave appropriately with many distractions. Their focus will be to assist their owner. Over the next few weeks I am sure that Bay will grow into his responsibilities.
Bay will help a young boy who is experiencing medical issues. Bay will be a wonderful companion and aide to  him.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friendship Friday

"I cannot image where I would be if it were not for the handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun."
Chuck R. Swindoll 
Book Club Friends

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