Wellness

Christian, Are You a Mr. Coffee in a World of Italian Espresso Machines?

In Exodus Chapter 3, God calls a bush to be a bush.  He does not call the bush to be anything special, all God needed was the bush to be what he needed:  a bush.  As a result, God burned within that bush and shown in glory!  But the bush was a bush. Sometimes we get demoralized by weird things. Sometimes we look at the other churches, the world, and the media and we just…

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Books for Christian Men

How To Take A Technology Sabbath

On the seventh day, God rested.  Taking a break from technology is sometimes necessary. As a church leader, your creative energy is at risk without scheduled breaks. In our age of hyper-connectivity, how do you unplug from all the expectations on your social media platforms and simply… take a break? Here are a few ideas to set you up for your next mini-break from the world of cyber-everything: #1 Schedule Your Posts Before you switch…

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Top 3 Great Bodywork Methods to Explore Over the Summer Besides Alexander Technique

I have a weak rhomboid in my left shoulder.  This causes my left shoulder blade to poke out (winged scapula) more than my right side.  Thus, I have been doing shoulder exercises all night while typing to correct for this.  Sometimes, your muscle (in this case, my rhomboid) just needs some targeted activation to get it to do its job properly and help you with daily tasks. We have spent a significant part of this…

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My Alexander Technique Non-performance: Embracing New Connections

To conclude the first year of Alexander Technique, my teacher, Jennifer, hosted a Music in the Raw non-performance performance.  These may become ideas if you decide to have an unconventional non-performance. Top Five Things That Make This Non-performance Different Than a Performance 1.  You are free to walk around, talk, lie down, eat snacks, and not perform. One person decided to not perform his cello but shared a relaxation meditation practice session with everyone.  One…

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Missy Vineyard: How You Stand…Move…Live Personal Application

This is a book I was encouraged to read as part of my Alexander Technique level 1 certificate program.  Below are some of the things that I have taken away from it. 1.  Your general stress state impacts how much pain you feel.  Dealing with how anxious you feel about certain triggers can impact how much pain you feel. Your amygdala, the emotional center of your brain, can really impact how much stress hormone your…

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  • Galatians 6:2 October 23, 2019
    “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
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