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BETTER HEALTH IN 7 STEPS
By Eric Hutchinson
What does it mean to have a healthy body?
Ideally, it means our brains thoroughly and effortlessly process, store, recall, and formulate information. It means our hearts powerfully pump oxygen rich and nutrient laden blood through durable arteries and veins. It means our digestive systems sufficiently extract nutrients from food, our immune systems defend us against harmful environmental factors, and our cells protect and propel our DNA into the future without struggling to defeat disease along the way.
ALASKA, "GOD'S NATURE GALLERY"
By William Whisnant
. . . Our journey began in Vancouver, Canada, a very beautiful city just north of Seattle, as we boarded our ship the Silver Seas Silver Shadow. The first day at sea was cruising north up the coast at the beginning of the inside passage. The following day, our first port of call was Ketchikan known for its salmon and totem poles.
SOMEONE WANTS TO CELEBRATE YOU!
By Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
If someone had told me that I would lose most of my eyesight, and that I would rejoice about it because God would be glorified, I would not have believed it. I have always been visually impaired, but in the past couple years, my vision dimmed very rapidly. Doctors had told me that it would never get worse, but it did. However, I see God more clearly than ever.
By Joann Jordan
Grab your glasses and a great cup of your favorite hot beverage, it's time curl up with a good book this winter.
It is a challenge to select just three tomes in a universe of great writing, and we are including a devotional by Robert Morgan for the new year
We hope these selections will get you through the winter months.
". . . teaching will be as Garlands of Grace . . ." Proverbs 1:9
This Monthly Matters section contains seasonal and topical items of interest. Although our
e-Magazine will be published quarterly, this section will change during the quarter, so please return!
ABILITY IN MY DISABILITY
By Carolyn Newell
HEALTHY BALANCE MEALS
by Luke Michaluk
The next Pastors' Gathering is scheduled for January 9, 2014 in Sevierville, Tennessee . Please note the new location,
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NOTE: This page also includes future Christian conferences and concerts in East Tennessee.
Years have gone by and I have entered into my old age. The joy is that I am finding out more about my Resurrected God.
Consequently, I am learning that old age is just a vehicle toward knowing my Lord, my Master, and my Teacher.
He is about repair, renewal, restoration, reliance, refreshment and recreation. He is the reason for reconstructed lives, revived relationships, and redirected energies.
For my first Garlands of Grace column, I’ve chosen an author who has only published two novels so far (although I’m hoping for more soon!) Fatal Illusions, author Adam Blumer, has a triple threat of his own. He skillfully writes about an obsessive woman, a serial killer on the loose, and a sudden winter storm that turns Pastor Thayer’s and his family’s sabbatical in the Michigan North Woods into a nightmare they might be unable to escape.
A Book Review
By Marcia Nelson
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It had started on a drizzly evening the previous year when Emma Snider had slipped her key into the backdoor of the East Side Tabernacle in New York. The church sat across from Tompkins Square in Alphabet City, which was the only part of Manhattan with lettered streets instead of numbered ones. This section of town is neither poor nor prosperous, neither safe nor dangerous, neither black or white or brown. It is a vintage melting pot, and Emma liked it here.
By Dr. Robert Morgan
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He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself...
While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.
I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.
~ Dr. James Allan Francis in “The Real Jesus and Other Sermons”
© 1926 by the Judson Press of Philadelphia
The holiday season is a time of celebration. What’s your favorite part? Perhaps it’s the homes decorated with the symbols and lights of Christmas. Perhaps it’s the Christmas music playing everywhere, or your favorite holiday movie. And what about the special food at home, work, or church, or getting together with family and friends, and giving gifts to the special people in your life.
To our family and friends of Gralands of Grace Ministries, we thank you for your prayers and financial support as we trust God every step of the way. Let the people rejoice and be glad as we are.
My prayer is that this coming year will be a "growth year" for you and for me. I pray we stretch our tents and find what God has for us to do to win the lost to Christ, to bring hope to the hopeless, and to give a hand-up to those who are in need.
I love you and wish you multiple blessings as you trust in Him for your every need. What a wonderful Savior we serve!! Psalm 139:5 " May the Lord go before you, may the Lord follow after you and may His hand of blessing be upon your head." in Jesus' name. Amen
Blessings as you reach out to embrace the One who saved us by His life this coming year.
As we approach the end of 2013, we are finishing the year with Glad Tidings of Great Joy, celebrating the birth of Jesus our Savior.
We feel the excitement in celebration! I do love Christmas, but I also look forward to what God has for the ministry in 2014 and for me as His servant. I am thrilled as I recall all He has done in this past year - so many blessings and so many needs met in our home and in yours. I love the testimonies that I have heard from all of you as to the goodness of the Lord. We praise Him for what he has done and what He can do again.
Healthy Balance Meals was created about 5 years ago in the kitchen of local chef, Pat Michaluk. She always had a knack for cooking, but she had recently started taking her health more seriously. Soon she found herself creating new and exciting dishes that she shared with her friends and family. After some time, people encouraged her to open her own restaurant.
April 3, 2014
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We are delighted to announce that Rob Morgan will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 National Day of Prayer Luncheon in Gatlinburg, TN. Joining him as speakers will be
Tennessee County Mayors:
Larry Waters - Sevier County
Vaughn Moore - Cocke County
Rob Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for 33 years. He is a best-selling and Gold-Medallion winning writer with over 25 books in print and over 3.5 million in print circulation. His products in electronic and audio format number hundreds of thousands He is also a staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine, and has many articles published in other leading Christian periodicals. His books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, French, and Polish. He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
For additional information about Rob Morgan,
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In Ketchikan, we also boarded a ship to explore the Misty Fjords National Monument which is part of the Tongass National Forest. These fjords have been sculpted by advancing glaciers that carved U-shaped troughs out of the granite mountains over the past 50 million years. Their near-vertical walls are 2,000 to 3,000 feet above the water and 1,000 feet deep. These fjords are another example of God’s ongoing, amazing splendor and engineering genius in creating such a beautiful earth.
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