Vacation with Vitality: Keeping Cool

We all covet refreshment in the summer. Keeping cool might prove more a medical necessity than most of us realize. Minor symptoms of overheating include muscle cramps, rashes, or dizziness. Some find blood pooling in their ankles. If the hyperthermia continues to escalate, we can face a deadlier risk--heat stroke. For…

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Vacation with Vitality: Natural Refreshment

  I won't pose as a great outdoorswoman. I'm a okayish indoorswoman, at best. But something in me yearns to unlock myself from walls, to venture out of my citiscape, and let my skin drink rays not filtered through a window pane. Nature refreshes the soul. When we immerse ourselves in…

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Vacation with Vitality: Theme Park Tips

Theme parks draw crowds throughout the summer months. Walk in on a busy day and find red-faced, screaming children dragged along by irritable parents. Such an ominous sight might tempt you to avoid the big attractions. No one wants a miserable day for their family. But, you needn't skip the fun…

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Hold on to your Hat!

"Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. . . . Take the helmet of salvation" (Ephesians 6:13,17). I enjoy a solitary day at the mall, unless I'm searching for…

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Stand Covered

"Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness . . ." (Ephesians 6:14) Aim small, miss small. The tactical advice to aim for the chest cavity resounds across historical millenia like an ancient battle chant. Though a head injury ensures devastating results, an…

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Stand Covered

"Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness . . ." (Ephesians 6:14) Aim small, miss small. The tactical advice to aim for the chest cavity resounds across historical millenia like an ancient battle chant. Though a head injury ensures devastating results, an…

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Gazing at the Bridge

Bridges draw my eyes up and across their magnificent structures. Age and wear tug at my slumbering imagination, inspiring me to wonder at a bridge's creation and years of shouldering live burdens toward safety. The builder invested careful engineering before setting the first stone at its foundation. Intense toil erected its magnificent path. The suffering laborer…

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Hold your Brother’s Hand

 With one hand on the shopping cart handle and the other linked to the smallest of three toddlers, a young mother scanned the busy parking lot from the curb."Hold your brother's hand when you cross the street," she said.The four year-old wrinkled his nose at the younger boy to his left.…

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