MIRACLE GROW

April 30, 2010Read: Luke 19 "'I tell you,' he replied, 'If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.;" --Luke 19:40

Yesterday, I shared the following on Facebook:

"I know I'm getting older and much more sentimental, because few things in life nowadays are as great as overhearing my wife talking to her plants."

Can you relate? Her voice changes in pitch as she compliments and encourages. She apologizes to those not getting enough sun and to those getting too much. Supplying all that love simply brings her pleasure.

I like to think about how sentimental God must be. He cares for us, talks to us, feeds us and protects us. We're alive simply for His pleasure, and He loves to watch us grow. But the cool thing is, we're the part of His creation designed to thank and praise Him in return. If we get fulfilled when the things we love respond, just imagine God, seeing and hearing us do the same.

--J.P.

GOT BONES?

Next week we're going to be looking deep into bone health, with calcium as our primary focus. Calcium is a mineral that is essential for life, yet the majority of Americans do not get adequate calcium on a daily basis. And you can file the following under gross: Each day, our bodies lose calcium through skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and feces. Uhh...ew. The human body cannot produce calcium on its own. That’s why it’s important to try to get enough calcium through the foods we eat.

DID YOU KNOW? When the diet does not have enough calcium for our body’s needs, calcium is taken from the bones? That's a less-than-stellar fact that more people should consider.  (Source: American Osteoporosis Foundation)

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