Health Ministers: Share Music, Costs and Information to Help Healing
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 that could be applied to health ministries.
In six cities nationwide, musicians are awaiting their next gig: in health care facilities. Musicians on Call are bringing music into hospitals across the country, to lift spirits. But the performances also lower blood pressure, stress and improve pain control and overall morale. The program uses local talent and occasional celebrities, but why not start a group among the congregation or community?
Healthcare sharing ministries are emerging as an option to make healthcare affordable. Find out how three organizations have developed a way to share costs, derived from Acts 2: 42-47, “which talks about how the Christians came together to take care of everyone’s needs.”
Not getting enough sleep each night leaves you with more than just grogginess the next day: it increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and insulin resistance and breast cancer. At least seven hours of sleep each night is recommended.
It only takes six minutes to boost memory, according to The Cleveland Clinic. Visit its website for daily wellness tips as well as healthy recipes.
This website has a series of resources related to youth ministry, including crisis and suicide hotline information, devotions and support on topics like priorities and forgiveness and expressive mediums like music and poetry.
In support of St. Luke’s The People Living With AIDS project, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Roseanne Cash is releasing a track, Jim and George, for download.
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.
* Photo by Dominic Alves