“What’s for dinner?” When I was growing up in Minnesota, dinner was meat, potatoes and a vegetable (fresh from the garden in the summer and canned by my mother in the winter). Oh, and jello and chocolate cake!


We’ve learned a lot about eating through the years. There are books, diets, magazine articles, TV food shows, study after study telling us what to eat and what not to eat.


What is true is “You are what you eat.” Not only our bodies (healthy or unhealthy) depend on what we eat, but also our mental outlook, mood, emotions, stamina, thinking capacity and our relationship with God are directly related to our physical bodies. There is a direct correlation between our physical body, our brain and our spirit.


If you feed your body junk and convenience foods they will lower your energy, even your brain power.


A healthy body and mind is an essential ingredient in your relationship with God.


And, the reverse is true. A strong relationship with God has a tremendous affect on physical and mental well-being. It all works together.
We cannot separate our bodies from our mind or our spirit. We Americans like to compartmentalize without realizing how inter-related it all is.


Sunday at 9:30 am in the sanctuary, we will enjoy and be inspired by the children’s musical, and at 6 pm, we invite you to come back to hear the Youth Choir and Junior Bells perform at their Bon Voyage Concert. Click here to read more.


Join us for “Dream Big! A Healthy Body and Mind” at all three services: 8, 9:30 and 11:15 am (Ignite).


Rev. Doug Norris

Interim Senior Pastor
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
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