Most adults fondly remember Halloween as a fun time to dress up in costumes of all sorts and go from door to door begging for sweet treats. But, if you ask them today what Halloween is, some will say the night before All Saint’s Day, while others don’t honestly know. So what is Halloween? Is there a thin veil between the living and the dead around October 31? What ought Christians consider when this time of year rolls around? How should we respond?
Encore post from www.totallyfit4life.net 2013. Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash. Since I’ve been in health and fitness for a long time, I’ve learned not to judge anyone by appearance. However, a conversation with a woman who struggled with her self-image and weight brought several people to my mind. This discussion inspired me to write this post. People with health conditions who take medications causing […]
Although my permanent wedding band is a physical symbol of committed marital love, Christians will have a spiritual symbol of our union with Christ, indelibly marking us as His.
It’s as if someone took all my thoughts and put them in a crazy maze or, on a really awful day, tossed all my words in the air, scattering them at random everywhere. From the outside, it must look like people with autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and chemo brain from cancer treatments “aren’t quite all there.”
Get Back to Basics Whew! How did we get so bogged down that we don’t have time for exercise, rest, Bible study, or couple time? My Boaz and I have been reeling in overwhelm this year. Preparing for retirement was more work than we anticipated. On top of it all, our retirement house is being built, we are downsizing to move, I’m dealing with my […]
Weight loss and health management don’t have to be complicated. Simple is best.
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Going on a God watch helps us recognize God’s work in our lives that we might follow Him on His adventure for us.
All photos, unless otherwise noted, are property of Charlaine W. Martin. All rights reserved. My Boaz and I traveled to Florida for the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In a couple of weeks ago since we love to fly. One of my favorite places to go is the Missionary Aviation tent. The stories the missionaries share always mesmerize visitors. The planes outside the tent are unlike any […]
Photo by Ross Parmly on Unsplash Hi, Everyone. I’m playing catch-up after being gone for two weeks, then coming home sick with a stomach bug—one whole year of the Pandemic, not even a sniffle. We got our Covid vaccines and went to see family in Florida and Colorado. Boom! A non-Covid virus got us! There’s a reason why grandkids are so doggone cute. They are […]