"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works."
Message from Dr. B. (Linda Paulk Buchanan): Hmm, how many times have you looked in the mirror and thought to yourself that you were wonderfully made? Maybe when you look in the mirror you, like most people, focus on what you don't like or what you assume is not wonderfully made. Pause for a moment and think of the many miracles that occur in our bodies, often on a daily basis. For instance, breathing in what you need and breathing out what you no longer need without even having a conscious thought. What about the wonder of cells knitting together to heal a wound? Oh, and what about eyelashes blocking small particles from irritating your eyes? I wonder how many times that's happened to you and you were not even aware that you were nearly in danger of irritation. And then the area that many of us have so much ambivalence about, the stomach: How wonderful it is that we have a container that can store nutrients to provide energy for several hours at a time as we go about our day. A container that miraculously expands as needed. If you don't like the way your stomach expands, consider a brown paper bag -- can it stay flat with something in it?