Tag Archives: Joel Osteen

The Bible: a health book?

  I recently found a list of 20 “must-read” books on fitness, health and happiness.  Mentioned were books on cooking, yoga and even a celebrity-written memoir. My favorite must-read book on health (not to mention happiness) wasn’t on the list … Continue reading

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You’re just that much closer to a yes!”

Being rejected is a hard part of life. You may be rejected by an employer, a prospective client, a college, or even a boyfriend/girlfriend. It is not easy to hear the word “no”, and can present tough challenges to our … Continue reading

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Summertime reading can make you well!

I love to read in the summer – sitting in the backyard in the early morning or evening and reading is one of my favorite things to do. I have a list of books in my study that I would … Continue reading

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Mr. Olson would have loved this weather!

When I graduated from college, I worked for Dean Olson at his clothing store, Dean Olson Men’s Wear, in Glen Ellyn.  I learned a lot from Mr. Olson – how to appreciate customers, how to sell, and how to be … Continue reading

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Can “renewing your mind” make you well?

I have always loved this parable: “An old legend tells of a young boy who was kidnapped by gypsies.  He was held as one of their tribe and his memory faded of his princely background.  Years later, when passing through … Continue reading

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Can't sleep? Try gratitude

      Can’t sleep?  Try gratitude      I often enjoy the blogs of Leslie Sann.  She is a joyologist – practices positive psychology which focuses on joy, resilience and strength.  She has authored the guidebook, The Art of Spiritual … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled into illness

April 1st is April Fool’s Day – a day when practical jokes are often played. Joel Osteen tells about a friend of his, Jeff, who had a joke played on him that had bad effects.  Osteen wrote, “[Jeff’s] coworkers decided … Continue reading

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Opening a Door

     Much of my life has been spent finding connections between prayer and health.  I have often found much inspiration and direction in the Bible.  My research has led me to many Bible translations, each one giving a new view … Continue reading

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