Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vitamin Overload

About one-third of children and teens in the United States take vitamin and mineral supplements, even though most may not need them, suggests a study at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.  Analysis of data on more than 10,000 kids ages 2 to 17 showed that kids with healthier diets and higher socioeconomic status were more likely to take supplements than children who are actually at risk for nutritional deficiencies.  The researchers warn that multivitamins for older children and adolescents are not regulated by the FDA and may cause side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain and liver abnormalities.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Burden-Bearer

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalms 68:19

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Weeping God

Jesus, my Weeping God,
you care.
When I hurt, you not only understand my pain,
but you feel it.
When I cry, your tears match mine.
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for being the
Divinely Human One. Amen.

Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are.  But did not sin.   Hebrews 4:15

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The God Of Whispers

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalms 46:10

Then there came a voice to him that said . . .    1 Kings 19:13

Teach me to listen in utter silence,
so that I may be ready,
and open to your silent whisper.  Amen.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Mysterious Stranger

Mysterious God,
Speak to me through the Bible,
or with a word from friends or people I don't know.
Use your voice as the Mysterious Stranger,
but most of all,
speak to me,
and when I hear you,
enable me to whisper, "Ah, yes."  Amen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thank You Sitka