Improve Your Prayer Room with Photos, Aquariums and Lighting

Aug 11

Improve Your Prayer Room with Photos, Aquariums and Lighting

Culture and religion are important aspects of life that make us remember who we are as human beings. Sometimes, they tend to get forgotten in life’s busy schedule. This is not good, because without them, we will lose sight of who we are. Having a prayer room is a good way to ensure that these traditions are not lost. If we take a bit of time from the day to pray, the world might become a better place. There are ways of making your prayer room more welcoming, and you can read on to find out how!

 

 

Add Photographs

Having photographs to look at can remind you of who it is that you are praying for. It could be your friends, or family, or even your co-workers. Having your loved ones looking on while you pray can be a comforting experience. It may feel as though they are there with you, which is a nice thought. If you prefer to look at religious photographs, you could keep those in the room instead. You can use whatever it is that you enjoy looking at while you are in the quiet space.

 

Have an Aquarium

This may seem like an odd choice, but there is reason behind it. Fish and turtles in a tank can have a soothing effect on people who are in the room. Simply getting lost in your thoughts as you watch them move around can be very relaxing. It can be easier for you to feel closer to your God when you are in a relaxed state of mind. If you choose to go for a turtle, do a bit of research on the equipment they need first. Getting a filter for your turtle tank is one of the first steps you should take.

 

 

Use Good Lighting

This tip is especially aimed at parents who are encouraging their children to start using the prayer room. To a child, a dark and quiet room may seem very intimidating. If you want your child to connect with their religion, you need to make the space seem more welcoming to them. Include good lighting in the room so that they are not afraid to go in. You could also put a dimmer in so that you can change the light to suit your preference. If you would rather pray in semi-darkness, the light can easily be adjusted.

 

Conclusion

Your prayer room is a sacred place in the home, and it should be treated as such. However, there are always ways to tailor it to your needs. You could try adding photographs, an aquarium, or improve the lighting if you wanted to change the feel of the room. This is the space where you will go to feel closer to your health and your God. Therefore, it should be a comfortable and relaxing environment. Your children will also enjoy prayer time if they feel safe coming into the room on their own.

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God and Health: How the Two Relate

Jul 13

God and Health: How the Two Relate

God has a plan for all of us, and we should really be in our best shape if we want to make sure that plan can be executed. If God made us in his image, it’s unlikely he meant for us to be exhausted, overweight, and with bad posture.

But are these issues which are easy to fix? Once we have moved away from the original state of our temples, can the damage be fixed? Of course, it can, all it takes is faith, hard work and maybe a little help.

Those Extra Pounds

Overweight

Willpower, my friends. Willpower is all you need here. Eat less, exercise more, and get closer to God. In my research, I’ve found one of the biggest culprits of weight gain, in both adults and children, are carbohydrates. In particular, simple sugars like those found in candy or likely the kind you may stir into your coffee.

These sugars have been modified from their original, natural state. In this simple form, the sugars are easily absorbed into the body and converted into fat, if not burned for energy first. Complex sugars, like those found in plants and such, before refining, are more complex. The body takes more time to break them down, meaning it has time to burn them before absorbing them.

When looking at this, it’s easy to see the glory of God in everything in nature.

Standing Up Straight

So many of the physical pains in our life can be attributed to our backs. Poor posture can lead to lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and even pain in other parts of the body due to the stresses required to compensate. The big question is, “Why are you slouching?”

Are you depressed and feeling alone? Do you spend too much time sitting? Do you need to find time to get closer to God? These are questions only you can answer, but once you do you’ll have taken the first step toward correcting your posture.

Once you’ve determined the cause, the next step is to fix it. Some conditions may need a help, perhaps even something such as a posture-correcting brace like those from Perfect Postur. Others can simply require a change of habit. Forcing yourself to sit up straight and keep your back in a proper position while walking can make all the difference in the world.

Your Mental State

If you’re feeling depressed, it’s going to be hard to feel the desire to spread the word of God. God is always with you, even in your saddest times, so you can take some solace in that. Should more be required of you, keep in mind that mental health is just as important as physical health, and there are doctors for that, as well. In fact, most insurance packages will cover a visit to a psychiatrist, should that be something you desire.

Additionally, prayer is a good fix for issues like this. Communicating with our Heavenly Father, knowing he can hear you, is a great way to lift the spirits and get your smiling again.

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Helping A Friend In Need

May 08

Having friends means being there to enjoy the good times and support them in trying times. Helping a friend in need is one of the kindest acts of generosity you can give to another person. Letting your friend know they are not alone and do not have to bear the brunt of their burdens by themselves can help make stressful situations less taxing and frightening. There are many ways you can help a friend in need and many of them are simple, take just a few minutes and can make a real difference to your friend without causing a hardship on you.

Say A Prayer On Your Friend’s Behalf

Offer a prayer of support and care for your friend. If your friend is a person of faith, offer to pray with them. Sharing prayer can help strengthen your bond and affirm your faith. Often after spending time in prayer, people feel renewed and have a sense of hope. If your friend is not a person of faith, offer prayers on their behalf. If you are a member of a church, place your friend’s name on your prayer list and let the power of prayer uplift your friend in their time of need.

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Finding Jesus

May 08

Finding Jesus

It isn’t always easy to find your path, especially when you don’t know exactly what it is you are looking for. If you need the perfect example of that, you can consider my story. I was someone who was lost on the path of life, not knowing quite where to look. But after finding Jesus, I was able to get on the path that led me to a road of glory that has now changed my life.

Throughout my life, I never had the right direction or understanding of where to go. Because of this, I often found myself in places that I was uncomfortable with, and that I knew I shouldn’t have been in. I guess you could say that I ran with the wrong circles, which resulted in me making plenty or wrong decisions. Those decisions hurt everyone around me, even though at the time I didn’t realize it.

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