Life Apps for the week of 3/8/15 to 3/14/15

A way to live:

Do seek to be loving in all personal relationships.  Do seek to just in all social and public issues.  It’s good to have some clear, overall values to live by.  While the core values of love and justice are offered to us, we have to choose to make them our own.
[A way to live Exodus 20:1-17 from the Revised Common Lectionary for 3/8/15; The Third Sunday in Lent; God gives the Ten Commandments.]

More life apps for reading

A young African mother

A young African mother

Wider world – “One Woman at a Time: A Healthy Africa Begins with Healthy Mothers and Children” by Reed Mc Manus of Sierra for 11-12/2014.  Africans have the highest fertility rate and the highest infant mortality rate and an outline of solutions that help – “empowering women to make educated family- planning choices is the most effective way.” A similar biblical reference: “No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days” (Isaiah 65:20a).




U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Louis Brennan


Spiritual health – “A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.” by Richard A. Friedman; a professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College makes a case for A.D.H.D. to be a matter of brain function that responds to the new but gets bored with the routine; applies to both the young and adults; NY Times 11/2/14.  Mental health is a significant factor in spiritual health.  A similar biblical theme: “So Jesus took him and healed him, and sent him away” (Luke 14:4) – God wills our health.