An interesting thing has been happening in our little “monasteries of the heart” group. The point of the book we are studying, Joan Chittister’s The Monastery of the Heart , is that one may practice many of the spiritual principles outlined by 5 th century monk, Benedict of Nursia, while living an “ordinary” life in the everyday world, rather than moving to a convent or monastery. But it is also true that ordinary, everyday life tends to get in the way
Everybody knows smoking is bad for the lungs. But did you know that tobaccco smoke is equally damaging for the heart? Read more and watch the “Smoking and the Heart” video from the American College of Cardiology
A recent re-examination of the evidence for the heart protective effects of alcohol led researchers to conclude that there is no real benefit from moderate drinking.
Genuine Fruit Bearing I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Justified by Faith Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1, 2
A Change of Raiment I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10. “And he shewed me Joshua the high priest”–a representative of the people who keep the commandments of God–”standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him” (Zechariah 3:1). Christ is our High Priest.