THE DOCTOR IS IN — New Capital Ortho surgeon views his work as a calling

By MOLLY STALEY          “I view my work as my calling. I am called to do my best unto the Lord. In some way, I feel that my work is an extension of helping to redeem God’s creation by...

OUTSIDE IN — Strength in Numbers

By CHRIS BATES          We had been waiting and anticipating for months to breathe the cool morning air and step into the chilly river water in far western Montana. Much preparation went...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Don’t be taken in by foolish health advice

By CHRIS FIELDS          If you happened to pass by two people arguing passionately over something minor, such as whether to stop at a yellow light or speed up to get through before it...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — The Lord’s Prayer and your health

By CHRIS FIELDS          As Christians, our go-to prayer is the Lord’s Prayer. It’s always being recited, whether corporately during church services, in the home among family, or...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — How to develop the will to obey

By CHRIS FIELDS          Last year I set out to read the Bible all the way through for the first time. This was a practice I’d heard other Christians boast about, but I always felt it was...

LAGNIAPPE — Heart-healthy tips for Heart Month (and anytime!)

By KATIE EUBANKS     Terry Sensing is a registered nurse in the Healthy Heart program at  St. Dominic Hospital. She recently spoke with MCL Editor Katie Eubanks about heart health.   ...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Rock Steady: Boxing for health, self-defense, and even Parkinson’s

By DR. RANDY VOYLES   Gloves up! Protect your head!         Your opponent is a 90-pound heavy bag or a 6-pound speed bag. No, it can’t hit back. This is one-way contact boxing. Still, we...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Physical therapists can help you overcome barriers to physical activity

Submitted by CAPITAL ORTHO   Physical therapists can help you overcome barriers to physical activity        More than 80 percent of American adults do not get enough physical activity,...

AUTHOR Q&A — Brandon resident’s book can help you win financially

By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Bassfield native Neal Broome is a nearly 20-year resident of Brandon, a proud husband and father, a deacon and stewardship leader at his church, and has...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — 5 healthy tips for the holidays

By CHRIS FIELDS          The Lord has tasked me with a couple of callings, and one is serving as a diabetes educator.  Being a health professional, especially one who deals in lifestyles,...

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    JONESTOWN — Linda McGrew thought she had grown up poor — and she had. But then she visited some homes in Quitman County.   “I (was) inspecting the units that we were to rehab (at a nonprofit). You could look through the ceiling and see outdoors. You...

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