Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Create In Me a Clean Heart

God gave you one heart.  Here is how to care for it.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

Aspirin lasts for years in your medicine chest, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).  Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks!

There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up.  However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.  If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth
and swallow them with a bit of water.  Then:
- Call 911.
- Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.
- Say "heart attack!"
- Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
- Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Faith first for true knowledge

Anselm said, "I do not understand so that I might believe, but believe in order to understand."

My grade school teacher taught me that an English preposition was "anywhere a mouse could go."  A mouse can go above, below, around, in, and in-between.  The preposition “between” in Hebrew is also the word for “understanding.”

Thinking with the Bible as your grid gives us understanding.  For instance, difficult is choosing between two good choices.  The bible gives us the capacity to sort out our options.

Proverbs says, “Understanding is a fountain of life to he who has it.”  To know your choices, and make the right one is “understanding.”   Gain “understanding” by remembering the word of God.  Believe it first, to gain understanding.  Usually the choice is obvious; the word is clear.  You can do what a mouse can do.  With divine understanding and the Spirit of God guiding you, you can sort out which way to go.

Proverbs 16:22
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.