Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Healthy, Happy You?

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is October 20, 2016 in my corner of blog land. Autumn is in the air and temperatures here are in the 60s during the day and near mid 40s overnight, yay!

I started taking a online course on fiction writing last week offered by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. My first story submission was critiqued by a writer from Poland. I felt famous!

Today, I want to share some health tips about exercise offered by Mayo Clinic. These are in a recent Housecall Newsletter.

-Before starting a new exercise program confer with your healthcare provider. Maybe significant other too.
-Exercise helps one feel better, boosts energy and away to have fun.
-Exercise improves one's mood.
-Exercise lowers risks for major health conditions or disease.
-Exercise helps maintain weight or lose weight.
-Exercise is easy on the finances, cost time and commitment.

For those who are observing the Feast of Tabernacles this week, Happy season of joy to you!

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence is with us in our activity and inactivity.

Mellow Rock

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Will Be Our Year (acoustic, Kelly Willis)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is Thursday, October 13, 2016 in my corner of blog land. I am going to visit with you about a few topics of recent interest.

-On Tuesday evening, I enjoyed, and dozed off some, during the post-season Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. For eight innings, things were looking pretty bleak for the Cubs. In the final inning though, it was a come-from-behind story and they won to advance in the playoffs! Even the TV commentators implied a Cub's loss until they came back.

-I am in a Bible study with some others and we are discussing the book of Hosea in the Tanakh. It's about a nation turning its back and values on God, but eventually also come back or will come back.

-This year, the Day of Atonement was on October 12. As a Hebraic believer in Messiah Yeshua, I observe this day quietly. The following thought post Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, is offered by Rabbi Eckstein in the devotional, Holy Land Moments.
The message of Yom Kippur is an empowering one. It teaches us that it’s ok to fall, so long as we get back up again. We don’t need to be perfect, just perfectly dedicated to trying again.
In the above examples, trying again, is paramount. We each have those areas of life that vex us, or as the Apostle Paul/Shaul refers to it, besetting sins. I am well aware of mine, and know when I am likely to welcome them in my life!

They come from a sense of feeling alone, unique with my misery, set apart to suffer in a great proportion.

My prayer daily is for Adonai to love me through those times when personal abilities are questioned by me. I am encouraged that though we fall, and though we repeat repenting, each occasion is marked with God making us a bit stronger to endure the test. HalleluYah!

I welcome your prayers, comments, shared encouragement, and pray with you that we will be perfectly dedicated to the King of the Universe, though imperfect subjects in His Kingdom. Sending a cyber hug!

Mellow Rock

Monday, October 10, 2016

Speak (Acoustic song by Nickel Creek)

Hello Grafted in Readers,

Today is October 10 in my corner of blog land. To those from Canada, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

To those in the US, we remember Christopher Columbus, 15th century explorer who is credited for discovering America.

Today, I want to highlight an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola on the condition, Irritable Bowel Disease also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or Irritable Bowel Disease. Dr. Mercola is a proponent of Natural Medicine but backs his position with credible research.

This disease is caused when too much unhealthy bacteria invades the gut and plays havoc with one's intestinal function and health. This can lead to greater risk for bone disease, bone fractures, ulcerative colitis, severe pain, constipation or diarrhea, headache and nausea.

Symptoms may include excess gas or bloating, craving sugar or refined carbs, headache, constipation or diarrhea.

Healing and prevention of IBD may be aided by the following foods:
broccoli, brussels, foods rich in fiber such as blueberries and other probiotics. Also recommended are syllium seeds and coconut oil.

Of course, one is wise to seek the counsel of their healthcare provider if any of the above are occurring with some regularity. However, you and I including some of these foods in our overall nutrition may help in the long run before it's too late.

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be with you in all you do.

Mellow Rock