Give Yourself A Christmas Gift – Stay Healthy

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing  (Isaac Watts) It is Advent and a time of preparation. We look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus. We

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I Am Grateful For…

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!  Psalms 107:1 It’s November and a season that is associated with being grateful and giving thanks—after all, Thanksgiving is on November 23. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what

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What Is Bullying?

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18 What emotions do you feel when you hear that someone is or was being

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Whole Grains 101

By Kathy Ferguson, RN, Parish Nurse But as for you, take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt, put them in one vessel and make them into bread for yourself…  Ezekiel  4:9 The Whole Grains Council, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, wants you to learn more about whole grains and

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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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