June is Men’s Health Month

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse They will turn to the Lord, and He will respond to their pleas and heal them. -Isaiah 19:22 On May 31, 1994 President Clinton signed the bill establishing National Men’s Health Week which has now been expanded to the whole month of June. The

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Give Your Skin a Check-Up

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name [is] to be praised. Psalms 113:3 The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most common type

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Spring Into Wellness

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. – Song of Solomon 2:11-12 It’s spring! There’s not a better time of the

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Is Laughter Good Medicine?

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse But God will never abandon the faithful or ever give help to evil men. He will let you laugh and shout again. Job 8:20-21 Good News Bible Have you ever heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.”? Is laughter really that good for

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Do You See What I See?

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 According to the Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB) 25,000 Minnesotans will experience

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Family Caregivers—Take Time to Care for You

“I lift my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” —Psalm 121:1–2 I believe that one of the most challenging, and rewarding, opportunities that I have had in my life was being a caregiver for a

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