Posts Tagged: creation

Reclaiming Mindfulness by Elise Harboldt

Reclaiming Mindfulness

December 29, 2016 | Elise Harboldt

Hey, you. Yeah, the person staring at the screen.

I’d like to invite you to think about your feet.

They’ve done a lot for you, so take a few minutes to acknowledge your ten-toed reality.  How far have your feet travelled today? Have you ever gone anywhere without them? Do you like them, or do you think they’re gross?

Next, notice what your feet are feeling. Are they cold? Any pain or discomfort? Bare to the air or surrounded by socks? Do your socks match?

All right. Our experiment is done and it’s time to talk about why we just did that. Of all the things in the universe, why should we expend our precious mental energy on feet, unless, of course, we’re clipping our toenails or buying new running shoes. Do we really want our feet to be in our heads? I don’t, but what I shared is a silly example of a habit that I do want to practice, and that’s mindfulness.

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Elise Harboldt

Writer/Producer
Beautiful Minds Medical

This Is the Life

This Is the Life

July 15, 2015 | Charis Huenergardt

I’ve made a habit of listening when children speak. Charis is a little friend of mine who happens to be an aspiring writer. She’s nine years old and she’s a thinker. When she shared her first writing project with me, she wondered if anyone would read it. I assured her they would and offered to post it here on the Light Bearers website. Her eyes lit up and she smiled from ear to ear. Please tell her what you think below.

—Ty Gibson

Introduction

I believe this and you should too. I believe that God is the true God. He created you. He designed your body to be HOW IT IS. Get a Bible and look up Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. It says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Look up verse 2 also. It says, “And the earth was empty and without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” God knows everything. …
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A New Hermeneutic by Pastor Steven Grabiner

A New Hermeneutic?

July 6, 2015 | Steven Grabiner

In just two days, the gathered delegates for the Seventh-day Adventist church will be making a decision regarding ordaining women to the pastoral ministry . I doubt that any view-changing contributions can be made at this point. However there is an issue that does need further clarification—the role hermeneutics play in this conversation. I hope to make a contribution to that clarity in this short article.

It has been suggested by individuals on both sides of this issue that different hermeneutical principles are being utilized resulting in very different conclusions. One group says: “Those who are faithful to the historical-grammatical hermeneutic will urge a ‘no’ vote to the motion.” Another group says: “Use a principle-based approach and vote ‘yes.'” I would like to pose this question: “Is it necessary to use a new hermeneutic to arrive at a ‘yes’ vote, or could someone be faithful to the historical-grammatical hermeneutical principles, and still come to the conclusion that a ‘yes’ vote is in order?” If the issue facing the church really is about the method used to …
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Steven Grabiner

Pastor
East Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church