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By CHRIS FIELDS          The Bible admonishes us to confess our sins to one another. This is a Christian discipline we are all reluctant to practice, for the sake of perceived shame and...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — What are our nonverbal prayers telling God?

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HEALTH & WELLNESS — Only God can create, heal, restore

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HEALTH & WELLNESS — Looking for a miracle? Look at yourself!

By CHRIS FIELDS   Looking for a miracle? Look at yourself!        God uniquely designed us to take part in our own healing process.  Not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — How Leviticus can help our diet

By CHRIS FIELDS        This is a lasting ordinance for generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or blood. – Leviticus 3:17        Leviticus is a book of laws the...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — High blood pressure? Repent!

By CHRIS FIELDS     High blood pressure? Repent!        I was speaking with a close dietician friend recently about how the Lord requires us to take care of our bodies. She shared...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Why do we ignore warnings from healthcare leaders?

By CHRIS FIELDS   Why do we ignore warnings from healthcare leaders?        “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — 9 benefits of home care for aging parents

Submitted by Covenant Caregivers     This column is adapted from an article provided by eCaring.        If you have an elderly parent, chances are you have spent more than one...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — How to fight fear and anxiety during a pandemic

By WENDY MAXWELL     How to fight fear and anxiety during a pandemic — or anytime        I write this well ahead of its appearance in Mississippi Christian Living, and I have no idea...

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