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FORGIVE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES, INC. 

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A Heart for God

Posted by [email protected] on 9 February, 2022 at 14:20 Comments comments (320)

A Heart for God

Valentine’s Day – the one day chosen for people to show their love for one another. Ads and commercials are all about the perfect gift, card or meal for the one we love. For one day, everyone’s focus is on showing love to each other. But what about God? What about the love we show Him? Scripture admonishes us to, “Love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) And what about the love we should ...

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A New Year

Posted by [email protected] on 27 December, 2021 at 0:35 Comments comments (133)

A New Year?

As I consider the state of our country, re. Covid and its’ variants, and I reflect back on January 2021, is 2022 really a new year or a continuation? I guess it depends on how one looks at a new year. Is it an opportunity for change, a promise of something greater, or hope for the fulfillment of a long-delayed dream?

The scripture found in Habakkuk 3:17-18 immediately comes to mind when considering the word ‘hope’. “Though the fig tree d...

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December Holidays: Stress No More

Posted by [email protected] on 27 December, 2021 at 0:35 Comments comments (17)

December Holidays: Stress No More

2021 is hurdling to an end and many have mixed emotions as the holiday season kicks off. Where will they find a job? Will there be money for the usual Christmas gift? Is travel home going to be possible with the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 running rampant, etc.? We seem to have more questions than answers and we are buffeted on all sides with the news, crime, family stressors, etc. I am not sure about you, but I am stressed. But as I stopped ...

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Posted by [email protected] on 11 December, 2021 at 16:35 Comments comments (357)

Gratitude, thankfulness or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus "pleasing, thankful", is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, to the giver of said gifts. Wikipedia

Gratitude means thanks and appreciation. When you feel gratitude, you're pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. Unlike indebtedness, you're not anxious about having to pay it...

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National Wellness Month

Posted by [email protected] on 11 August, 2021 at 10:15 Comments comments (664)

15 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month

Sheryl Kraft

14 Aug 2018 MENOPAUSE & AGING WELL

August is Wellness Month, and more specifically, Wednesday, August 15, is National Relaxation Day!

And yes, every day should be wellness day, but too many of us let self-care and wellness take a back seat in our busy lives. If you already practice wellness, then maybe you need a ...

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Reclaiming the Narrative of Black Fatherhood

Posted by [email protected] on 21 July, 2021 at 19:40 Comments comments (29)

July 21, 2021

Fathers play a critical role in the healthy development of children and families. This is why it's important to address structural and systemic barriers that prevent Black men from being fully present in their children's lives—so that all families have a chance to thrive.

My wife and I have been married since 2019, but we’ve known each other since we were 14-year-olds. We are raising a blended family. She has a daughter who is 9 and a 7-year-old son. I ha...

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Is Your Community a Food Desert?

Posted by [email protected] on 6 June, 2021 at 16:00 Comments comments (281)

Is Your Community a Food Desert?


 

When you think of deserts, you might think of barren places with extreme temperatures and little precipitation where plants and animal life is minimal. Food deserts are very similar in that there are few to no options for accessing fresh fruits and vegetables. They exist in impoverished areas where families and communities struggle to grow and develop healthy. Food deserts are commo...

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Healthy Eating

Posted by [email protected] on 1 May, 2021 at 15:30 Comments comments (1611)

Healthy Eating

 

By: Laurice Howell, DrPh., RDN, LD

Healthy eating should not be exhausting or an occasional act. You can make a conscious decision to choose healthy foods every day, and once this habit is established it becomes automatic.

Start by being a label reader. Look for foods low in salt, sugar, and saturated fat. A high intake of salt, sugar and saturated fat is associated with poor health. Packaged foods are generally high in these ingredients, that is...

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Forgive and Forget

Posted by [email protected] on 6 April, 2021 at 16:50 Comments comments (40)

Forgive and forget!

By Betsy Rodríguez MSN, DCES

Many people view forgiveness as an offshoot of love -- a gift given freely to those who have hurt you.

Forgiveness, however, may bring enormous benefits to the person who gives that gift. If you can bring yourself to forgive and forget, you are likely to enjoy lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and a drop in the stress hormones circulating in your blood. Back pain, stomach problems, and headaches may disappea...

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National Nutrition Month

Posted by [email protected] on 12 March, 2021 at 21:50 Comments comments (330)

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “personalize your plate”. The goal of the month is to celebrate the diversity of Americans as unique individuals with personal needs; also, it’s to promote creating nutritious meals to meet individuals’ cultural and personal food preferences. Across March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the nation’s largest nutrition organization, is recommending that Americans give attention to key...

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