How to begin a personal relationship with God

General Health
One of the joys of being a Christian family physician is being able to discover where my patients are on their personal spiritual journeys. I'm delighted when I can pray with and for them. And, it is a special privilege, on occasion, to guide them in beginning a personal relationship with God. So, just how do I advise them. And, if you are interested in the same, just how does one begin a personal relationship with God? Is it based upon devoting yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Is it based upon becoming a better person so that God will accept you? Nope, I do not believe it is based on either of these. However, God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him personally. And,…
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Pack Right for the Holidays to Avoid the ER

General Health
HealthDay News reports "there may be nothing wrong with stuffing your turkey full to bursting, but you might not want to do the same thing with your suitcase as you pack for holiday trips." They go on to say: More than 53,000 people were treated in 2008 in U.S. hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, clinics and other medical facilities for luggage-related injuries, such as muscle strains, pulls and tears, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. "Lifting and carrying luggage that is too big or heavy for a person's size and frame can put serious strains on your body," Dr. Jeffrey A. Fried, an orthopedic surgeon and spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in a news release from the academy. "To minimize any damage to your…
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