Messages from Young Adults

Archive for June, 2010

Lesson 13: Social Support: The Tie That Binds

Lesson 13: Social Support: The Tie That Binds

In this quarter’s lesson, we’ve looked at many different dimensions with regard to health, healing, and happiness. We’ve seen how proper nutrition fuels our minds and bodies so that we are able to do God’s work. We’ve seen how important exercise is to general well-being. And, we’ve noted how the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects […]

Unspeakables: Out with the old, in with the…old?

Unspeakables: Out with the old, in with the…old?

I was recently told that the General Conference has dubbed 2010 the Year of Lay Evangelism. This follows directly behind the 2009 Year of Pastoral evangelism, which was preceded by the 2008 Year of something Evangelism whose specific focus I cannot remember. All I know for sure is that it involved some series of mass […]

Summer Series

Summer Series

If only summer would last forever, days away from July it seems like the pace of this summer would be as fast as the previous one. There is something fleeting about the summer days, regardless of how much you manage to pack in each day, at the end you still feel like something was left […]

Lesson 12: Nutrition In The Bible

Lesson 12: Nutrition In The Bible

We’ve had it and we have fought it for centuries. We have all understood the value of being healthy, yet been unwilling to do anything about it. Yet in the past few years, as the world turns, it seems that our country is focusing on health. Health care debate, the movement to be vegetarians (non-SDA […]

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

A hammock and a book.
Picnic blanket, grapes, and a book.
Sandy ocean shores, a towel, sunglasses and a book.
Hood of car, sunset, mosquito repellent, blaring music and a book.

Lesson 11 — Optimism: Happiness and Healing

Back when I was a teenager, I distinctly remember many times a particular girl, when she would host AY, would invariably begin with asking if everybody was happy to be there. Just before she moved on to whatever she was going to say, she would add, “Yes, we’re always supposed to be happy, because we’re […]

Lesson 10:Integrity: Wholeness and Holiness

“Titus 2:7 says that; In everything set them example by doing what is good. In teaching integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. “ So how does the bible define integrity or what does […]

Can’t Stay Down

Can’t Stay Down

Here I am, in the place I repeatedly told myself I’d never be again. The same nagging feeling, though a little less sharp, gnaws at my heart. I look down at my hands and see them dripping from a bath of sticky, perpetual sin. I’ve tried and tried, prayed and prayed, but here I am, […]