Friday, March 6, 2009

Live like a Seventh-day Adventist

A friend sent the following link US News and World Report - Feb 20, 2009 on '10 Habits That Will Help You Live Up To 100' and advised us to "Pay attention to Number 8. They could have put it as habit number 7 to make it more perfect." Apparently, this is what it says:

8. Live like a Seventh Day Adventist
Americans who define themselves as Seventh Day Adventists have an average life expectancy of 89, about a decade longer than the average American. One of the basic tenets of the religion is that it's important to cherish the body that's on loan from God, which means no smoking, alcohol abuse, or overindulging in sweets. Followers typically stick to a vegetarian diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts, and get plenty of exercise. They're also very focused on family and community.

The accompanying photos from a church/worship service and a health/nature walk that I took when I was around Cape Town, South Africa in January 2009 gives a glimpse of this Advent Life.

"Follow Me" - Jesus in Matthew 16:24/Luke 9:23

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - Jesus in John 14: 6

"Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you" - Jesus in John 12:35

"Come you yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while" - Jesus in Mark 6:31

1 comment:

  1. bravo brother. thanks for this great work. may God enlighten your mind that you may keep illuminating our hearts and spritial manna