AgapeLady’s Blog

March 26, 2009

I love Spring!

Filed under: Easter,Encouragement,Health,New Beginnings,Religion,Spring — agapelady @ 3:37 AM

Well, I’ve been a bit quiet lately. Winter can do that to me. It’s easy to get into the doldrums without even trying! But – if you’re like me – you’re probably thrilled to see Spring arrive. I know I am! EVERYTHING seems to brighten for me this time of year – my senses become more alive, my smiles and giggles are more frequent and my energy just seems to soar!

Spring is here – my absolute favorite time of the year! As I sit and look outside, I can’t help but notice that the large magnolia tree in our backyard is starting to get little blooms. That tree is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen when it’s in full bloom, and it’s so nice to see those little pinkish buds. They kinda make me smile – almost like little noses peeking out! LOL!

Then, appropriately, I read: “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” II Corinthians 5:17-18 How true!

I love Spring in the Midwest because the sun shines more, the birds begin chirping, the daytime hours are longer, and everything seems to be coming alive. Of course, one of my absolute favorite holidays is right smack in the middle of Spring too – Easter! Celebrating the life and resurrection of my Lord on Easter is a definite high point!

Spring is just a great time for me to feel renewed and rejuvenated! Work always picks up this time of year and I am able to get out and see more friends and people I care about. There’s even a getaway or two. All are great things to make me feel even more alive! And, now I’m working out with Zna Trainer, I’m getting a new body from the inside, out! (VERY cool!) I’ve started doing more things for my health – eating better, exercising more and taking the time I need for me. I am thankful for this time of renewal and growth.

You know, it’s funny how a little thing like a change in the date or weather can affect me so much. I mean, I would love to have an attitude of Spring every day of the year! And with Jesus as my Savior, there’s no reason in the world I can’t! I can start fresh every day. Wow, how cool is that?! I hope you’ll join me today. Make it a GREAT one as you seek to do something new and special – get rejuvenated and move forward in your life. YOU CAN DO IT!

Love & blessings,
AgapeLady

March 12, 2009

Doctors Don’t Know Everything

Okay, I’m no doctor and I don’t even pretend to be one, but I have to say – as well meaning as many of them are, doctors don’t know everything and it’s time we took our own health back!

I was recently placed on a medication for osteopenia (which is the precursor to osteoporosis). The doctor put me on a very common treatment, but I have to tell you – it made me sick for 2 weeks. I felt sick to my stomach and the aching in my joints even kept me from sleeping well at night. I was faced with the effects of this synthetic drug… or the decision to live with osteoporosis. Or was I?

I decided to go to the one Great Physician. I’ve spent days in prayer and asking God, trusting Him to reveal His truth to me. And what I discovered was that I don’t have to take the medication. Instead, God has some healthier alternatives for me instead – using some natural supplements. I know this is the right decision for me.

If you’re facing a health situation and you don’t know which way to turn… something in your gut is telling you that you should look elsewhere… may I suggest it might just be our Great Physician letting you know that He has a better idea? It might involve some fasting, praying and research, but He will reveal it to you. James 1:5-6 promises that He will reveal His wisdom to those who ask. So why not ask? What have you got to lose?

No sooner than I had made my decision, but I began to receive several different emails pertaining to alternative treatments for Osteoporosis – Women to Women and Dr. Susan Lark. I also spoke with Zna Trainer, a dear friend and mentor. AND my older brother just “happened” to tell me of a resource his wife used in sports medicine (from Dr. Sherry A. Rogers). ALL confirmed that I should not continue the medication, but should seek natural remedies instead. That was good enough for me!

Our Heavenly Father has created us with “fearfully and wonderfully made” bodies (Psalm 139:14). He knows us far better than anyone else. Now, don’t get me wrong – I am NOT saying doctors are bad or that they are always wrong. I AM saying that we need to really check our sources and confirm that what they are telling us is best. Let’s face it: No one can keep up with all the research and resources available on every condition possible – so it’s time we took more control over the issues we’re dealing with. As far as I’m concerned, the BEST SOURCE for truth is the Creator who made us. He’s got the inside knowledge.

Love & blessings,

AgapeLady

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