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Archive for September 2018

Eat the Rainbow: Yellow

Yellow, the color of sunshine! Continuing on our journey of the food rainbow, yellow is the next color available to us to increase our phytonutrient intake. Yellow foods contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are both carotenoids. This means they are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and good for protecting the brain, heart, blood vessels, eyes and skin. Carotenoids…

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Eat the Rainbow: Orange

Working our way through the rainbow! Last week I mentioned Roy G Biv, and we discussed the benefits of eating red foods. This week, O is for orange! And as we are starting to enjoy cooler temperatures as the fall season approaches, we see that orange is the color of the season. There is a…

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When We Volunteer

Spending my evening at a nursing home was not how I had envisioned my weekend starting out. However, sometimes when you are asked to do something, you agree to do it even if it isn’t your first choice.  Hopefully you agree to do it because it is the right thing to do, even if not…

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Touching the Heart

James 2:14-17; Mark 7:24-37 The stories of Jesus healing the sick are scattered generously throughout the Gospels. It is nearly impossible to read beyond a few chapters without the text telling the reader that Jesus healed—on the Sabbath (illegal), the bleeding woman (forbidden), the troubled child (surprising), the crowds (provoking). In the reading from the…

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Eat the Rainbow

Do you remember your middle school science class where you learned how to remember the order of the visible light spectrum, or rainbow? You may remember the name Roy G. Biv, the name that is an acronym for the order of the colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue indigo and violet. What does all this…

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