Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My Way Back to My Heart, (Acoustic, Alison Krauss)

Hello Grafted in Readers,

Today is Tuesday, October 25 in my corner of blog land. I am going to start with the writing news, and then close with the Mayo Clinic health-tip.
-Additional Christmas Moments, by Yvonne Lehman and publisher, Grace-Publishing is now available. This is an anthology containing reflections or stories for and about the Christmas season. My contribution is a family story titled, No Room In The Sky.
Available through www.grace-publishing.com or may be on Amazon or the major book carriers. Search by title and author.

-Health Tip
You may consider this a gentle reminder, but nuts are good for heart health. That fits the post title, right?

Nuts are good for you in limited intake, inexpensive, serve as a healthier snack and easy to store somewhere convenient. The only disadvantage is they tend to have high calorie amounts. They are a supplement not a main food source.

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be near us today and always.

Mellow Roc

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Book Notice: 31 Days Of October!


Hello Grafted In Readers,

I am told as a writer, one has to make others aware of what you have written.

If you enjoy "ghostly tales" perhaps reflecting the style of the late Alfred Hitchcock or Edgar A. Poe, you might enjoy a newly released title that features one of my stories, "Living Sacrifice" David Russell.

31 Days of October
A Haunting Collection of Hallowe'en Tales
Authored by Shae Hamrick
Authored with David Russell, Gene Hilgreen, J Rene Young, Joe Stanley, Lena M Pate, Lisa M Collins, Lynette White, Marry Ross, Mirta Oliva, Rebecca Lacey, Glenda Reynolds, Elizabeth Ann Boyles, Linda L Taylor, Stephanie Baskerville, Terry Turner, Andy McKell, C Baely, Cora Bhatia, d b Martin, Elain Faber

A haunting collection of Hallowe'en, Suspense, and Ghost stories for young and old.

Publication Date:
Sep 30 2016
1539087697 / 9781539087694
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White

One can get a copy for $12.95 paperback, or the Kindle edition, from Amazon, CreateSpace, Barnes and Noble and goodreads.com.

My story reflects a faith-based perspective on Halloween and perhaps bringing it back to a way it may have been observed at one time. I am acquainted with most of the contributors for we belong to an online writing group, Writers 750.

Thanks for reading some of what I have been up to.

Kevod Yeheveh, His Presence be of comfort and certainty to you.

Mellow Rock