Tag Archives: health

Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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Good Health; June 7, 2020


Psalm 107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. I have seen and heard verse 20 quoted … Continue reading

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Health; June 1, 2020


Psalm 6:8-9 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. The first thing that strikes me here, comparing the Japanese … Continue reading

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Focus; October 21, 2019


Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. This bit of wisdom has been confirmed by a number of studies over the years. Attitude has been shown again and again to be … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy; August 25, 2019


Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. It is fascinating that this Psalm is said to be “A prayer of Moses, the man of God.” If that is indeed the … Continue reading

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Emotions and Health; January 10, 2018


Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. There are various passages in the Bible that speak of how interconnected we are emotionally and physically. Speaking of an illness as … Continue reading

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November 24, 2016


Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. This section of Romans is loaded with pithy aphorisms as guides to life, much like the book of Proverbs. This particular verse is more compact and poetic in … Continue reading

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July 13, 2015


Psalm 92:14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. This is certainly an encouraging Scripture for any senior citizen! However, the previous two verses set the conditions for this condition: being righteous, planted … Continue reading

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June 25, 2016


Psalm 41:4 I said, “O Lord, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” It could well be simply a quirk of the Hebrew language, but it strikes me that the Japanese sticks with the original … Continue reading

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May 27, 2016


Psalm 141:3-4 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let … Continue reading

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