7 Mini-Meditations to Relieve Stress

  I have a guest blogger with us today, Ida Jones, and she writes about ways to decrease stress and improve your overall health and well-being. As the mom of two little ones, she’s successfully found several outlets for stress and the overall craziness of motherhood. Today’s topic is meditation. As I’ve written many times in my posts, the connection between the brain and the body is powerful beyond words. God tells us in His word to “be still…” and {Read More}

The Therapeutic Value of Spending Time in Nature

The Therapeutic Value of Spending Time in Nature By Steven Sanders As a reader of Celestial Prescriptions, you are likely already aware of the benefits of spending time in nature. Author and journalist Richard Louv has developed the notion that our society suffers from what he calls “nature deficit disorder,” due to the lack of time we spend out in nature. Without much delving in to this idea, you probably see this in your own life, and in the lives {Read More}

Five Ways to Feel More Love and Compassion

    This is a guest post by a new blogger friend, Beth Martel,  I have that goes well with my blog…especially a series I did a few years ago called “Tips to a Happier You in 2012”  Click that if you’d like to go back and read it. Here’s Beth’s guest post today. Enjoy! Love and compassion are the two things that we all need and we all deserve. It is something that we give in order to get. It {Read More}

My Story~Prescription for Addiction (On video!)

I’ve been awol for awhile now. Miranda got married in May and I spent about 9 months planning the wedding. I’ll show you some pictures in an upcoming blog post 🙂 I’m so proud of Miranda and Jamie and all they’ve accomplished. But it definitely takes a village! We also spent quite a bit of time traveling this summer and I’ll be sure and send some pics from our trip as well. But in this post I’m getting back to {Read More}

How Addiction Saved My Life

        I know I haven’t posted much lately since I’m actually working on the book, but I was honored to receive a request to write a guest post for Liberty in Christ Ministries if you’d like to check it out. Be sure to read Patty’s story too while you’re there…it’s a good one!

Beyond the horizon

Why God chooses to heal some people and not to heal others is always a heated question. Especially when it comes to children. No parent should ever have to watch a child die, yet it happens every day. I always think of a quote by a friend of mine when considering the gifts of my children. “God doesn’t give us children to make us better parents, he gives us children to make us better children.”  He gives us our children {Read More}

“Change your thoughts and you change your world”~Norman Vincent Peale

  One of the first non-fiction books I ever read was The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I was in my first year of college at Clemson University, and I was hopelessly homesick. My mom put everything into my hands she could to help me through that first semester at Clemson, and that book was part of the package. It’s a shame wisdom comes with age, but I’m sure it’s all part of God’s plan. That’s one of those {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Laughter really is the best medicine

  With winter approaching, many people are affected by seasonal affective disorder and fight the wintertime blues. Since my busy life has made it difficult for me to post lately, I thought I’d repost my series of practical tips to get those happy hormones in your brain working to create a happier you this winter. Enjoy! As a pharmacist, a patient, and a child of God who’s had to be “parented” quite a lot over the last eight years, I {Read More}

Serving a Supernatural God in an Ordinary World—Is He Your Superhero?

  For seven years I sought the help of medical doctors, psychologists, chiropractors, and other natural healers to cure me of grand-mal seizures, migraine headaches, depression, and opiate addiction. I hate the think about the thousands upon thousands of dollars I spent doing so. All that time, I had a direct line to a Superhero. I kept relying on worldly resources when I really needed the Great Physician. The creator of the universe. The ultimate healer. The one who holds {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Be careful little ears what you hear

Summer months are lazy months. Kids are home from school and all they want to do is sleep late and then when they finally do get out of bed, they plop down on the sofa to television. And I fall right into the trap with them! Especially if there’s housework to be done. Procrastination is often my adversary.  When I start feeling like a sloth…                               {Read More}

The Great Depression, the Road to Freedom

I’ve often said that anyone who has not experienced true depression cannot really understand it.  About four years ago, while still in the midst of my depression, someone recommended The Shack by William P. Young. As soon as I realized the youngest daughter in the story disappears, I put down the book. Marlee was five at the time and it was more than I could bear to read. But since God lifted my depression, I picked it back up and {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~The Power of Touch

I’m back to my posts on how we can use the five senses God gave us to fight depression and made us happier. Today it’s the power of touch.  The touch of Jesus is illustrated through story after story in the Bible.  The story from the prescriptions verse above where he touched the leper and healed him. The story of Peter when he stepped out of the boat to walk on water. When he took his eyes off Jesus, he {Read More}

Make-a-change Monday~Count Your Blessings

I’m beginning to think I’ve never placed enough value on actually counting my blessings. I know I’m blessed. I’ve had a very comfortable life overall—yes I struggled for those awful seven years, but I now see that as a blessing too! It’s the small blessings in the every day that I take for granted.  The prescription verse today tells us whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father. I’ve had some gentle reminders lately that {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Choosing to See Truth

As a pharmacist who became the patient for seven years, I gained quite the understanding on depression. If you’ve never experienced it, I’m rejoicing with you! It’s not a place you want to go. If you have experienced it…well, I’m right there with you.  In the gloomy pit of despair and hopelessness that is depression, desperation is born. The desire to be out of that pit is overwhelming. We will do anything to get out.  Prozac, one of the most {Read More}