My Favorite Three Resources For Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health

In this article I share three resources I’ve been using this year that have proven really helpful to my physical, emotional and spiritual well being. These come from a Chassidic Jewish Rabi, a skinny doctor, and a frozen Dutchman. Perhaps an odd combination for personal development and spiritual vitality, but if the descriptions below resonate with you, I recommend you check them out. 

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The Measure of A Man

Song Story and Tribute to My Father-in-Law, Elwood Johnson

Elwood Martin Johnson

In this article, I want to talk about three things. First the inspiration behind a song I just wrote called ”The Measure of a Man”. Second, the legacy of my wonderful father-in-law Elwood Johnson. And third, what is “the measure of a man”?  What does it truly mean to live a legacy worth leaving?

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The Days After Christmas: Ponder

This is a devotional for the days after Christmas Day … or thereabouts.

In America and much of modern western culture, the Christmas season has degenerated into a predominately secular affair with start and stop dates defined by a marketing calendar. According to this cultural norm, after the big day, the Christmas season is officially over.

“Now ladies and gentlemen, please turn your attention to our after-Christmas clearance sales, football games, and New Years Eve parties.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that …. I like all that stuff, kind of.

But, there’s a lot wrong with shutting down the Christmas spirit the day after. No wonder people get the Christmas blues. 

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Advent: Peace and Chicken Little

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!   – Chicken Little

As I’m writing this, December 2018 in America, it seems the world may be falling. The federal government is shut down, there is a revolving door of turnover in the Executive office,  the stock market has been plummeting for weeks, France is enflamed in riots and chaos, California burned down, Great Britain’s “Brexit” is a tangled mess … and worse than that, I can not find my car keys. Again.

Could this be, “the end of the world as we know it”?

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