Archive for the ‘Spiritual Growth’ Category

  • Nutrition Devotion

    Oct 10, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Nutrition Devotion

    My child, eat refined sugar, sweets, and high-fructose corn syrup, for they are good!” True enough if you care only about taste (and getting children to eat their food). However, anyone with a modicum of health knowledge—or who is trying to conscientiously monitor and moderate their intake of non-nutritive calories—recognizes… [Read More]  ...

  • Orthopaedics Devotion

    Aug 26, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Orthopaedics Devotion

    Rarely do injuries heal as quickly as patients would like them to heal, particularly for people who are accustomed to being active. Healthcare practitioners deliver their care with certain prescribed precautions intended to reduce… Read More...

  • Sports Medicine Devotion

    Jul 13, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Sports Medicine Devotion

    Don’t these verses from the opening portion of Isaiah sound more like a report from the sidelines of an American football game or a pitchside account during a rugby match than a passage from the Bible? I worked for a number of years caring for battered and bruised American football players, so… [Read More...

  • Physical Fitness Devotion

    Jun 15, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Physical Fitness Devotion

    Working out is a popular pastime these days, largely because research showing the benefits of physical activity on every system of the body is overwhelming to the point of being virtually irrefutable. Exercise improves stamina, lowers blood pressure, decreases the negative effects of stress, and… [Read More...

  • Anatomy / Physiology Devotion

    Anatomy / Physiology Devotion

    You might have a memory of the children’s song “Dem Bones” about how a skeleton is constructed: “The foot bone connected to the (pause) leg-bone, The leg bone connected to the (’) knee bone, The knee bone connected to the… [Read More...

  • Rehabilitation Devotion

    Apr 13, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Rehabilitation Devotion

    Reading the book of Job reminds me that my problems aren’t nearly as troublesome as I think they are. Within the Bible—brimming with evil, affliction, distress, and heartache—Job is the quintessential sufferer. [Read More...

  • Sports Medicine Devotion

    Sports Medicine Devotion

    As an undergraduate sports medicine student in the late 1970s, I remember reading operative reports of our team physicians. The field of sports medicine was in an early phase, and reconstructive surgery for anterior cruciate ligament rupture was… [Read More...

  • Exercise Physiology Devotion

    Feb 10, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Exercise Physiology Devotion

    Ever kept your arms up in the air for an entire day? Go ahead and try it for just a few minutes…no offense intended, but you’re not going to last long. Like Moses, you do not have an omnipotent biochemical system that supplies endless ATP to energize those day-long isometric contractions. The deltoid, supraspinatus, trapezius, [&hellip...

  • Sports Medicine Devotion

    Jan 13, 16 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Sports Medicine Devotion

    Boxing is—in some people’s minds—not a sport because the sense of two people knocking themselves around in hand-to-hand combat until one falters seems questionable at best. But, with the sport’s inclusion in the ancient Olympic games (the origin of which dates prior to 700 B.C.), its practice has… [Read More...

  • Health Education Devotion

    Nov 30, 15 • Devotions, Spiritual GrowthNo Comments
    Health Education Devotion

    Thinking about my days as a student, certainly I am not the only one who believed that the return on investment for studying was less than what it should have been. More than a few times I poured through thick volumes of biology, chemistry, physiology, calculus, physics, and the like, only to wonder… [Read More...