One of the last "good" kings of Judah was described as good and right and faithful - for everything he did, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered (2 Chron 31:20-21). Hezekiah had cleansed/reconsecrated the temple, restored right worship, reinstated Passover, broken down the high places, and much more - a driven, and by any measure quite successful, king. But the blessing poured out on him came not because of any specific action he had done, though what he did was good!, but because he sought the Lord with all his heart. This is our prayer for you today: may you, too, seek God with all your heart (mind, soul, and strength) - giving glory to God in all the work he has set before you, whether big or small, whether exciting or tedious. May you practice being faithful in the little things, and rest in his abundant grace.
A final Scripture-prayer: May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. (Ps 104:34)
Special opportunity to participate in an essay contest regarding spirituality and public health!
Dear Public Health graduate students:
We encourage you to consider submitting an essay to the Spirituality and Public Health 2016 Student Essay Contest. This is a newly launched annual national contest organized by faculty from many SPHs that include Berkeley, Hopkins, Maryland, and others. More than 3000 empirical studies have been published on spirituality, religion and health, and you are invited to write about what this might mean for Public Health. Prizes are $1000 (1st), $600 (2nd), and $300 (3rd). Please share with your friends here or at other SPHs via email, Facebook, or other social media, and visit the contest website for more information or to upload your submitted essay: http://www.spirituality-public-health-essay.com/
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To start you off on your search, we put together a (not comprehensive) list of local churches to which current/past members of PHCF belong. Let us know what churches we've missed, and we'll add to this list!
Walking distance (ish) from Hopkins Medical Campus Gallery Church (closest locations at Downtown and Patterson Park) http://gallerychurchbaltimore.comMultiethnic, diverse socio-economic community of believers who intentionally live to love and serve their neighbors and communities. Contemporary worship style. Easy access from metro or walking distance from med campus.Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church (Highlandtown, close to Patterson Park) http://www.abbottchurch.org/Mount Vernon Baltimore Catholic Basilica (Mt Vernon) http://americasfirstcathedral.orgLocated at 409 Cathedral St. Baltimore MD 21201 and easily accessible from the Hopkins shuttle stop, it has a vibrant young professionals ministry. Contact Deacon Sean Keller at sean.keller [at] archbalt [dot] orgMount Vernon …