Parish Nurse Health Tips Feb 4, 2018

HT 2-4-18

“You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth.”  Psalm 104:14

February is traditionally heart month, and this week the thought to ponder dwells on a very interesting topic: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

The verse tells me that our Lord has provided for us all that we need.  We are daily hearing that a healthful eating program means making sure the food we eat is the right kind and prepared in a healthy way.  By doing so, we honor the body given to us by God.

In our weekly walking, here are some thoughts for discussion.

  • Eating is a wonderful time for community and conversation. Who do you eat with most often? How might you improve your eating habits within your community?
  • What healthy choices are you already making in your diet?
  • What difference might it make in our eating habits if we remembered every day that our food is a gift from God?
  • Healthy food choices will help your heart to be strong physically, but how can those same choices also make you strong spiritually?

As we end our walk each day, we ask, “Lord, make us mindful of how and where our food is grown, thankful for the people who plant and harvest our food, and for those who prepare our meals. We give thanks for the gift of our bodies, and we ask that you help us this week and from now on to keep our hearts as healthy as possible.  In His name we pray each day as we walk with Him.

Don’t forget to keep track of your walking and we will track our progress to Jerusalem by Holy Week.

I will have a recording sheet in the narthex next week for you to sign in and record your weekly total.

Walk with the Lord, and have a blessed week!

Cynthia Rutan, RN, Parish Nurse at Peace