This week has been challenging. A couple of tornadoes touched down 3 miles from our home. Someone my husband knows wife was killed. Our neighbor came over to tell us her husband, who has terminal cancer, will be going into hospice care. This morning, I got a text from my hubby that a rock came off a truck and hit his windshield. He's okay, but a bit shaken. A couple of things stood out: one, God is in control and two, we are here to serve others.
What about yours? If you are like most people, some go well and others don't. Whatever your week is like, may the Lord show His activity to you that you might give Him the praise. He is in control. He also wants His people to care for others' needs. Who could benefit from your service right now?
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This article was written as a response to some requests I received a while ago when I put up the articles from Faith Fighters for Christ.I may go back in to do some grammar clean up. The content won't change. But when I looked at it due to someone's question, I thought that another cup of a coffee and another re-read were in order!
Food of the week: Spinach
Spinach, at 35 calories for 100 g. of raw leaves gives you loads of iron, folate, niacin, pyrodoxine, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamins A, C, E, K, potassium, sodium, calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc. This powerhouse veggie will help ward off cancer, keep your bones strong, protect your eyes and heart, and boost your immune system. Toss it in a salad, add it to a dish, or steam with a bit of onion. I love to chop it up to add to soups or spaghetti. Popeye (yes, I'm dating myself), fork over the spinach!
Fitness Tip of the Week: Check your Shoes!
If you workout more than three days a week, change your shoes every 6 months. They may look fine and feel "broken in", but they are more broken down. The support and cushion you need for the activities you do won't do their jobs as well. Soon you will start having foot and leg pain. Also, wear the shoes designed for the activities you do. For example, if you are a runner, don't wear a cross trainer. Running shoes provide shock absorption at the heel more for the pounding where your feet hit the ground first. If you love to do HIIT, wear a good training shoe that can handle the plyo you do. The cushion and support is placed at the greatest point of impact and stress. Training shoes also provide for lateral stability that running shoes don't have. Take good care of your feet, then they will take you everywhere!
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May God bless you!