What is God’s Perfect Will for Your Life?

What is God’s Perfect Will for Your Life?

What is God’s will for your life? You know, most Christians wouldn’t be able to answer that. It’s something they spend all of their lives searching for. I was in the same boat, so I know it’s a place you can get stuck. But what if I told you there’s a way to prove what the will of the Lord is? You might have been told, “Oh, there’s no way you can know God’s will for sure. You just pray and hope that you get it right.” Not so. God has a perfect plan for your life, and He wants you to know it! At the church where I grew up, the leaders said God is just sovereign, and He’ll automatically make things come to pass. That didn’t work for me, so I kept seeking. Then, in 1967, I went to a meeting, where I heard a man quote Romans 12:1–2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye...
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Are you wearing the right shoes?

Are you wearing the right shoes?

Walking is a highly beneficial activity for people of all ages, seniors included. The National Institute on Aging specifically recommends walking as an exercise for seniors because it is relatively low impact, unlikely to produce injury, and its intensity level can be raised at the senior’s own pace. The benefits of walking are too great to ignore. Even so, there is one caution about that “special equipment” feature - a walker needs good shoes, fitted to his or her special requirements. Seniors are more likely to have these special requirements because foot problems become more common as we age. The normal wear on feet through the years inevitably produces changes. Feet tend to become wider, and the fatty pads that cushion the bottoms of feet become thin or disappear. Seniors should have their feet measured more often than younger people, not assuming that their shoe sizes remain unchanged. Shoes are a part of a person’s wardrobe, but they are also functional items...
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We are launching crossword puzzles!

We are launching crossword puzzles!

We are excited to announce we are now going to include crossword puzzles in our magazine and website! Simply find them in our upcoming print magazines or visit https://ourseniors.net/crossword-puzzles/. Once you're finished, you can find the answers at https://ourseniors.net/crossword-results/. Just like we work out our bodies, we should find fun ways to work out our brains! It keeps them strong and healthy, allowing us to recall memories and remember recent events. There's nothing more important and keeping the brain healthy and fit, so try out our crossword puzzles and get that brain moving!...
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Remember, OurSeniors.org is a nonprofit!

Remember, OurSeniors.org is a nonprofit!

Founded five years ago, OurSeniors.org was started out of inspiration from a retired nurse that visited nursing homes and spoke words from the Bible to provide comfort to those living there. The OurSeniors.net team got involved by gathering gifts, blankets, jackets, stuffed animals and cookies to make them feel cared for. This has continued for many years and this past Christmas, the team took over 200 blankets and gifts along with over 500 cookies made by our friend and featured Amazing Senior, Barbara Andersen. Less than 5 percent of all nursing homes, rehabs and assisted living facilities are able to receive visitors, which can be difficult for seniors that wish to interact with their families or friends. While facilities try their best to care for residents, they are not able to spend all their time on any one person at a time. This leaves room for feelings of abandonment and resentfulness. OurSeniors.org tries to change this by visiting seniors in facilities...
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It’s National Sons and Daughters Day – Reach out to your kids/grandkids!

It’s National Sons and Daughters Day – Reach out to your kids/grandkids!

Whether your family is small or large, lives close or far, today is a great day to reach out to your kids and grandkids. With each passing day, time flies by and before you know it, the grandkids are graduating college, getting married and you have great-grandkids! Connecting with family members can be a bit of work now and then, especially when the holidays are a few months away and there’s not much of a reason to talk other than to schedule upcoming plans. Sometimes, it’s easier to use a birthday or anniversary as an excuse to strike up a conversation. We think that right now (while it’s still summer) is a great time to reach out. Ask about any recent vacations, try to share photos of fun things that have been happening and see about future vacations or plans so you can feel more a part of their lives....
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This is why the book of Romans is Paul’s Masterpiece on Grace

This is why the book of Romans is Paul’s Masterpiece on Grace

I believe the book of Romans is Paul’s masterpiece on grace. Understanding grace and all that Jesus provided for you is one of the most important aspects of receiving from God. Romans also explains another critical concept—your righteousness in Christ. When you discern the righteousness you have in Jesus, it will change your life; but sad to say, most believers just don’t get it. Many people cannot grasp the righteousness we have through Jesus because they are holding onto religious doctrines. Jesus told us in Mark 7:13 that the traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect. And this is exactly what has happened. That’s why we need to understand Romans 5:12–21 which counters the religious mindset. Romans 5:15 in particular says: “If through the offence of one many be dead…much more [the gift] the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.” The Lord spoke to me about...
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What to know about the Delta Variant

What to know about the Delta Variant

Just as the U.S. was beginning to recover from the pandemic and vaccinations reached all-time highs, the new Delta variant started to hit hard, especially Florida. There is a good amount of misinformation out there and what we are seeing in the news is different than what our nurse and doctor friends and family members are telling us is happening. The truth is this new variant affects people in different ways. Children are getting sick and the vaccinated are getting sick. It spreads much faster than the previous virus. All of this new information mixed with the old information that we have learned is becoming more and more confusing. Do we have to wear masks again? Do we need to stockpile hand sanitizer again? Will there be a booster shot? There are lots of questions we are having at the moment. Of course, we always recommend looking to the CDC for any new guidelines in your state as well as your local government for new...
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What happens to your body when you stop moving?

What happens to your body when you stop moving?

| Contributed by Fitworks Perfect Posture | It may contribute to life-threatening conditions, contribute to chronic pain, increase the risk of osteoporosis, increase the risk of thrombophlebitis and compromise the immune system. Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating to your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, even if you’re very fit. Because of sitting, your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and toxic buildup all rise. The solution to these adverse effects does not involve a prescription—all you need to do is get up and avoid sitting as much as possible! If you’ve been sitting down for a full hour, you’ve sat too long. Did you know that within 90 seconds of simply standing up, the muscular and cellular systems that process blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol—which are mediated by insulin—are activated? At the molecular level, the human body was designed to be active and on the move all day long. If you stop moving for extended periods, it’s like telling your body it’s...
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This is a great option for short-term care

This is a great option for short-term care

| Written by Dr. Regina Asihene | Being a caregiver can be hard.  In fact, we all burn out at some point and will need a break.  When a primary caregiver needs a break, respite care can provide short-term relief.  Respite care is basically time off so that the primary caregivers can get away from their responsibilities for physical and emotional relief.  Respite can be arranged for a few hours, several days or even weeks.  Respite care can be done in different settings:  at home, in a nursing home, or at an assisted living facility. How much does respite care cost? Respite services charge by the hour or by the number of days that services are provided. Most insurance plans do not cover these costs.  You must pay all costs yourself that are not covered by insurance or other funding sources.  If you choose respite in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility, then Medicare will pay only five days in a row. Majestic...
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Local Businesses are Still Suffering – It’s Our Duty to Help

Local Businesses are Still Suffering – It’s Our Duty to Help

Although the pandemic seems like it’s almost over, its effects are still very prevalent. Local businesses such as restaurants, shops, spas and many others are still having issues with less patrons coming in and smaller staff to help. All around the U.S., businesses are suffering from multiple issues from supply chain to staffing and much more. The best way we can help is to go out and support them. While certain restaurants may not have the impeccable service it used to, understand that they are trying to stay afloat. If a market or store doesn’t have certain items in stock, understand that it may be a supply chain issue. The pandemic caused a variety of issues for business owners, but that does not mean we should abandon them. Go out this weekend and remember to shop small! If you're in the Volusia County area, a few spots we love are: DB Pickles, Peach Valley Café, Valdiano ’s Pizza, and Culver’s....
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