Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

by Tim Stead

Summer 2018 Health Ministry Connections

How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation

A New Heart Finds a New Home

A legacy in transition

by Aubrey Beauchamp

Start your mindful devotional walk with the Walking With series

Jumpstart Mindful Walking

How to Take a Mindful Devotional Walk

Summer 2018 Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

Getting Started with Mindfulness

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The spiritual practice of generosity, hospitality and belonging

by Evelyn Bence

Why Health Ministry?

Good news through a whole-life lens

by Scott Morris

Hosting for the Holidays

6 tips for simple ways to reduce stress and enjoy guests

Back to School Prayers

Blessing and sustaining a new school year

From Life to Prayer

Talking to God by writing psalms

by Robin Gallaher Branch

Adverse Childhood Experiences

What they are, why they matter, and what a congregation can do

by Lauren Hales

Celebrate Differences for Healthier Children and Communities

Speak and model the language of racial solidarity at church

by Michelle Reyes

Calling, Cadence and Clapping

A place where God found me

by Scott Morris

How to Vanquish an Elephant

The healing choice of love

by Tracy Hilts

MESH Monday: Experience, Strength, and Hope

Sacred Space of Community and Worship

Black Church Food Security Network

by Lauren Hales
Review

Live the Life You Were Created For

A review of The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For by Jo Saxton

reviewed by Susan Martins Miller
Interview

In Silence and Stretching

A chaplain finds his vocation Q&A with Jonathan Lewis

FAITH! Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health

by Lauren Hales

Centering Prayer

Set an intention to become open to God’s presence

by Lauren Hales

Why Church Is the Place to Talk about Sexuality

Q&A with Kate Ott

by Kate Ott
Recipe

Green Bean Casserole

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

It Takes Two to Tango (or three, or four…)

How Synchronic Exercise Can Affect Our Well-Being

Get Your Family Moving

Tips for Adding Steps to Your Day

Congregations, Clinics, and Consultants

ECHO God’s love by starting a faith-based charitable medical clinic

by Josh Roberts

Laughter Yoga

An annoyance leads to a joyous calling

by Katie Zimmerman
Interview

A Nurse’s Unexpected Calling

Work and faith are one. Q&A with JoVeta Wescott

by JoVeta Wescott

Culinary Medicine

A healing embrace of understanding food

by Lauren Hales
Review

The Healing Cycle

A review of Helping Groups Heal: Leading Small Groups in the Process of Transformation by Jan Paul Hook

Friendship on the Mountain

Relationships that forge the people we become

by Scott Morris

The Healing Community

A spiritual discipline of community after suicide

by Albert Hsu

A Grief Unseen

Living with loss that is not death

by Matthew Patrick

Congregational Conversations on Death and Dying

Workshops and resources make the talking easier

by Lauren Hales

The Words We Hear

Quietness, patience, and the more gracious path

by Evelyn Bence

Labyrinth of Grief

Living with awareness of loss

by Susan Martins Miller

Refreshed at The Well

A ministry model where children are agents of change

by Kimberly Baker

Jumpstart Healthy Parent-Child Relationships

Let the Children Come

Growing Healthy Children through Congregational Life

by Doreen Olson and Steve Burger

Be Strong and Bold

Courage to take the next step

by Tracy Hilts

In the Mighty Stream of Righteousness

by Scott Morris

Jumpstart the Conversation Around End-of-Life Issues

From Life to Life Eternal: Discussing Death as People of Faith

Recipe

Kale Chips

developed by Church Health Center Wellness
Recipe

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Dreams of Justice

A journey together toward the glory of God

by Scott Morris

Waters of Justice

Remembering Frank McRae

by Scott Morris

Grace First

Love Without Strings

by Susan Palwick
Recipe

Shrimp Étouffée

developed by Church Health Center Wellness