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We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. —2 Corinthians 10:5 Dr. Daniel Amen says, “Thoughts exert a powerful influence over your life and body. Uninvestigated thoughts provide the emotional fuel for anger, anxiety, depression and unhealthy behaviors.” He wants us to investigate our thoughts, to ask ourselves whether they are true to the real world and line up with what Scripture teaches....
Time is a commodity these days as our obligations increase. Unfortunately, our health often becomes shortchanged as we pack in more responsibilities and a drive-thru or ordering-in seems like the fastest and best food choices, contributing to our ever-expanding diabesity epidemic....
Ah, pumpkin. That enduring orange symbol of autumn. So festive, so decorative — and so rarely eaten despite all the nutrients packed inside. Most of us view pumpkins simply as those big orange gourds you carve before Halloween. And, unless pumpkin turned up in a pie at Thanksgiving, few of us have ever eaten it....
What’s it like when you get the news that you have an incurable illness? Despite eating well and being fit, Saddleback’s Karate Ministry leader, Manny Johnston knew something was wrong. “Simple movements and tasks felt as though I was moving in quicksand,” he says. “Along with the physical issues were a marked slowing of speech, stuttering, difficulty expressing my thoughts, and memory recall.” In 2014 came the diagnosis, Parkinson’s, for which there is no cure. ...
? “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” —Matthew 19:26 Pastor Rick Warren says, “It’s hard to be spiritually strong and mentally alert when we’re emotionally stressed or physically fatigued.” That’s why we want our bodies to be fit—not as an end in itself, but so we can possess the vitality to embrace all that God has for us....

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