Health & Freedom Abundant Life Newsletter

Abundant Life Newsletter - Vol 1.1.2

Centenarians - The World Needs Wise Elders

On TV one day I saw a show featuring researchers who surveyed centenarians. Centenarians are people who have lived 100 years or more. This is what they found that all the centenarians had in common:

  1. An optimistic outlook.
  2. Activity; physical and mental
  3. Engagement, meaningful relationships
  4. Ability to handle grief

Here is how God’s Word can contribute to your long life:

  1. Seek God’s perspective and know that “He shall supply all your need.” Phil. 4:19
  2. Don’t be lazy, but rather “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Col. 3:23
  3. Realize that God has entrusted those people in your sphere of influence to your care. They need you to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Lev. 19:18
  4. Go to God in your grief. He said “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Heb. 14:5

Celebrate The Lord Every Day

Some Christians celebrate Christmas and some do not. Some believe Jesus was born in September, rather than December. But the important thing is that he was born, that he lived his life in subjection, that he died and was raised from the dead.

Who are thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. Rom. 14:4-8

Remember every day, celebrate the Lord, not just at holidays, or on Sundays, but every day. This is the solution to stress.

We all must learn to pray to the Lord about everything. And once we’ve given our cares to Him, not to take them back. Generally we carry more stress than necessary because we refuse to submit to God as children.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.      Prov. 3:5-8

Children's Corner

Make a dough of flour and water. (If you use sugar/water/yeast solution your ornaments will be puffy.) Roll this out and use cookie cutters or shape with your hands. Decorate by pressing kitchen utensils and textured items into your piece of dough. Pushing a little ball of dough through a garlic press can make an interesting addition for hair or leaves. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees until dry or until golden brown. After they are cool and totally dry, paint and spray with a sealing finish.

PROVERBS, an old time children’s game.

One of the group is sent out of the room while the others choose a proverb. When one is selected each person in turn takes a word of the proverb which he must bring into his answer when questioned by the absent player, who asks a question of each in turn, and from their answers guesses the proverb.  – Found in Kate Greenways Book Of Games

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