Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

LifeWOD #36

The successful sequencing of the human genome by The Humane Genome Project (HGP) turns ten this month.  This was, and is, a huge milestone in the understanding of what it means to be human and what that "blueprint" looks like.  I remember how excited my college genetics professor, Dr. Fet, would get when discussing this during our lab time.  Some things to consider...

A few things they have learned in the past ten  years...

A previous article from it's current president, geneticist Francis Collins...

A brief overview of the HGP...

Monday, January 31, 2011

LifeWOD #31

An inspiring documentary that, along with several other factors, influenced me nearly 15 years ago to help others through fitness and nutrition to change their lives.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Can't find the rest of it online yet so you will have to track down a VHS copy if you are interested. You can find it here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LifeWOD #26

Something to ponder...

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every
 now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made
 breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago,
 my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits
 in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all
 my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how
 my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I
 do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and
 ate every bite!

 When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom
 apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget
 what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

 Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if
 he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
 "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And
 besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

   Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the
   best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just
   like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that
   learning to accept each other’s faults - and choosing to celebrate each
   others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a
   healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

   And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the
   good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the
   feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give
   you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!
   We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is
   the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

   "Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep
   it in your own."

     "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

LifeWOD #20

Read a parable.

The Salesman

A young Salesperson was disappointed. He had lost an important sale. In discussing the matter with the Sales Manager, the young man shrugged. "I guess," he said "it just proves you can lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink." "Son," said the Sales Manager, "let me give you a piece of advice: your job is not to make him drink. It's to make him thirsty."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LifeWOD #18

Guest LifeWOD:

Hug a child

Directions from a child are even given below...just in case you don't know how (don't be creepy) :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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