Saturday, January 29, 2011


Greetings in the Name of our Newborn Messiah! In January, many of us consider developing
NewYear’s Resolutions. Whether we write them out, or just think about them, most of us can’t
resist the opportunities for new beginnings. This month, I want to share some thoughts with you on the Benefit of Exercise. What are the benefits of exercise? When we exercise, we reward ourselves with the following physical benefits:

*Lowered blood pressure
*Improved heart function and circulation
*Increased HDL-cholesterol (the good type)
*Improved muscle strength and less fatigue
*Less indigestion
*Improved intellectual capacity
*Delayed osteoporosis
*Lowered body weight and body fat percentage.

When we exercise, we also treat ourselves with the following psychological benefits:

*Enhanced sense of well-being
*Reduced stress
*Greater sense of accomplishment
*Reduced unhealthy stress related behaviors (various addictions)
*Improved sleep
*Reduced appetite

It can be difficult to make exercise a daily habit. In order to stay motivated you may want to: 1)exercise with a friend 2)buy new clothes or shoes for working out 3)exercise outside when possible 4)vary your exercise routine, or 5)pray for strength to live a healthy lifestyle. If I can be of any help to you with exercise or health concerns, please contact me, or one of the Parish Nurses. We would be happy to work with you.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Pastor’s Comment - “A Blessed New Year to All !”

"Pastor’s Comment - “A Blessed New Year to All !”
Are you wondering about this New Year that we’re about to enter? Maybe you have hopes and dreams for a better year, or perhaps you have fears and worries on the horizon. Whatever is ahead, know this.. that God is mighty and powerful, and that His understanding of our lives and
circumstances are limitless. Most of us begin the New Year with resolutions, or promises to ourselves, for the new year. Why not ask God what He would wish for our lives this year? If we let Christ guide us through this new journey of 2011, just think of all the new opportunities and possibilities He might have for you. As you stand on the threshold of another new year, pray that God will come and meet you and lead you onward in this amazing journey, called life.
“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit”. Psalm 147:5

A Blessed New Year to all!"