Saturday, March 6, 2010


Acupuncture may be the best way to ease chronic low-back pain. A 2007 study of more than 1,100 long suffering people found that having two half-hour sessions a week for five weeks reduced pain almost twice as well as treatment that combined medication, exercise and physical therapy.  And a study last year in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that real acupuncture and pretend acupuncture using tooth-picks on non-acupuncture points had positive effects.  Both were superior to conventional drug and physical therapy.
~By Phyllis Mcintosh

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Special Guide

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.  Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. Psalms 119:105, 108-109

Divine Guide,
Forgive me when I try to tell you how to direct me on my pathway.
I stumble a lot because I get too far away from your light,
but thanks for grabbling me by the shoulders, hugging me,
and saying gently, "Here, this is the way. Walk in it."
Thanks, Guide of my life. Amen

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Faithful One

Faithful One,
make me want to hear your words,
give me the grace to open my heart,
and, God, show me the truth about myself,
no matter how beautiful it may be. Amen.
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  1 Thessalonians 5:24

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.  2 Thessalonians 3:3

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Righteos One

But as He who called you is holy, you aslo be holy in your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."  1 Peter 1:15-16

Oh, Righteous One,
sometimes I feel unclean around you,
aware of my lack of perfection,
very much wanting to hide my nakedness.
Make me righteous, as you are righteous.  Amen.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Divine Healer

Divine Physician, heal all my diseases, all my waywardness, and all my hardness of heart, so that I worship you in my body and in my inner being.  Thank you for caring about every part of my life.  Amen.
If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.  For I am the Lord God who heals you.  Exodus 15:26

Thank You Sitka