Posts by Landis Felts

Developing Hospitality

As I sat down to broach this topic of hospitality, I laughed to myself, as I’m not often hospitable. How can I write about something I don’t excel in? I began to reflect on someone who exhibits hospitality. Instantly Evon McDonald came to mind. I know Evon through Young Living, and I’ve been a guest of…

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Insomnia: Insights into the Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional

Let me start out by saying I’m not a physician. I’m a Christian with a biology background and trained in the dental field, but I also have some understanding of the “natural” world. I believe God has given me some insight into this condition. Circadian rhythm is an important part of sleep. Have you ever…

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The Road Called Money

I often think of C.S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters. If you’ve not read it, I strongly encourage you to do so. In this book, Lewis presents a premise: the devil doesn’t want you in the middle of the road (representing truth), regardless of which road you choose. He wants you in the ditch. The…

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Spring Cleaning or Death Through Toxicity?

Cleaning. It touches several senses, doesn’t it? “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” is the first thing I heard while envisioning nuns. Next I thought of the extreme diagnosis of OCD in today’s jargon. Did you think of Jack Nicholas? And how many of you immediately “smelled” Pine Sol? Or Clorox? And then did you “feel”…

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For The Wages of Sin is Death

Humans. We think we’re so smart. We’ve got it all figured out, right? WRONG. SO VERY WRONG. “For the wages of sin is death…” the Scripture reads. Don’t we think that most of the Bible is one big allegory? When reading The Word, we need to consider three aspects: 1) physical, 2) emotional, and 3)…

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Surrender

There comes a point when the work of your human flesh gets in God’s way, even if you’re living intentionally for Him, even when you don’t intend it. My oldest child was very sick as an infant and toddler. I went through three pediatricians, one of whom accused me of having Munchausen Syndrome, before I…

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Apathy

Apathy. That’s where I’d found myself. Emotional indifference. But why? It’s easier that way; you don’t get hurt…again. And then I looked up and noticed that there are literally millions of us that are functioning that way. Christ was anything but indifferent, and don’t we claim to be Christ-followers and imitators as Christians? How many…

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Xylitol

Have you been made aware of the many wonders of xylitol? It’s a naturally occurring five-carbon alcohol sugar; we produce between 3-5 grams of it daily. However, it can be harvested from food products such as corn cobs! So what’s the big deal? As far as dental health, and future medical health, is concerned, it’s…

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Light & Sustenance

I love how God speaks. In a split-second, lightning fast, with so few words, multitudes of knowledge and wisdom come pouring forth, like a fountain overflowing its boundaries. Just such an event occurred again today; a simple act brought forth such enlightenment. I was playing with my cat. Yes, that was the act that instigated…

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Essential Oils for Jesus’ Burial and the Grieving

You do realize God is amazing, don’t you? Today, the Saturday prior to Resurrection Sunday, I was listening to David Phelps sing “He’s Alive.” This song is told from Peter’s viewpoint after the crucifixion: he’s hiding in the Upper Room from both the despair of denying and losing Jesus and the fear of being found…

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