Jack’s Winning Words 5/27/15
“The first wealth is health.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Are you one of those who does things to maintain good health? Exercise? Eat right? Wear a Fit Bit? Emerson knew the consequences of bad health. He was 8, when his father died. 2 brothers died at any early age, as did his first wife. Life experiences can affect our belief in God. The prophet Job, in his illness, became even more dependent on God. Perhaps you know of people like that. I do. ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: ... more dependent on God!! That's me...not the best steward in this category! 0:-/====JACK: Do you think God cares about our physical fitness? Do think that it has anything to do with our being caretakers of "his temple?"====REV: ...Paul said something to the effect that "physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come" (1 Timothy 4:8 Amplified Bible). How's that for a copout, Jack? ====JACK: Perfect proof-texting!
FROM IKE AT THE MIC: I agree 100% with his philosophy & thought you might want to know that I've been working with churches & synagogues to organize health fairs for their respective communities because many people are not aware of their vital signs.====JACK: I went to a community Health Fair once and found it to be worthwhile. There are people who, for one reason or another, avoid doctor visits/check ups. They could benefit by attending a Health Fair.
FROM TRIHARDER: Absolutely! And I am wealthy.====JACK: One of my favorite old-time baseball players was Luke Appling of the Chicago White Sox. Since he always seemed to be complaining about his heath, they gave him the nickname, "Old Aches and Pains." He was also good at hitting foul balls. He once hit 24 in a row off of Red Ruffing, before he was walked. Can you imagine someone doing that today?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: i think we'd all agree with Mr. Emerson, but interesting to me that he espoused that so many years ago! We probably pay more attention to eating more healthily, etc. as we age but it seems that the younger generations are much more into healthy heating and fitness than we were! At least in my family. J.L.Kraft when he spoke at our Baptist Conference at Green Lake, WI (Beautiful Conference Grounds!!) once said, "We spend the first part of our lives ruining our health to gain our wealth, and the last half of our lives spending our wealth to regain our health!" I was a young mother at the time, and it made an impression on me. He had a strong Faith, and shared it often!====JACK: I think that the media has a lot to do with influencing our eating and fitness routine. The Nitely News seems to have more "health" oriented ads than actual news. The pre-TV generation had things to do and no time for a gym.