April 11, 2015 / 2012 / August / Health and Healing Highlights: The Power of Giving

Health and Healing Highlights: The Power of Giving

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 Each week, we’ll share interesting health and healing-related stories in the news. Following is a round up of articles about physical, emotional and spiritual health and healing.

Healing Horizions: Abundant Health Given Through the Power of Giving

In the midst of a Multiple Sclerosis flare up, Cami Walker took a mentor’s advice and gave 29 gifts in 29 days. The more she gave, the more she experienced abundance, improved health and overall healing. Dr. Paula King, licensed psychologist at Healing Horizons, explains about the science behind Cami’s miracle. 

How can Cami’s experience empower you, your ministry, your congregation and community?

How Gardens Heal Your Body, Mind, Spirit

Gardens are popping up in the most unsuspecting places: corporate offices, hospitals, seniors centers, government buildings. They connect people and feed faith, through the experience of working together, planting seeds and watching them grow. How might a parish garden bring together your congregation and community? Find out more about how gardens heal.

Julian Pantry feeding the hungry in San Francisco’s Mission District

Many of Julian Pantry’s customers are now volunteering to help run the San Francisco Mission District-based food bank; organizers are encouraging volunteers to step up into leadership roles. Julian Pantry is just one of the food pantries supported with Jubilee Ministry Health and Nutrition grants. Find out how other ministries are reaching out.

Complement Congregational Activities With Help From Older Adult Ministries 

How can you honor and apply the wisdom and knowledge of older adults in your parish and community? Older Adult Ministries has many ideas and resources, from elder abuse to the spirituality of aging and best practices for your congregation.

Terra Hoskins contributes to the NEHM and NEAC blog on a freelance basis. Drawing from her background in sales, communications and Internet marketing, she helps organizations create an online presence and use the Internet to expand business. Follow Terra on her blog: http://terrahoskins.com/ and on Twitter: @terrahoskins.