The Beauty of Staying Together
Calvina, the young battered wife of Duane, is in desperate need of a new start in life. Will her jealous husband, the mad man with whom she had been unequally yoked, prove too much to ever hope for a chance of staying together--a chance to fix her troubled marriage? Read chapter one now!
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Las experiencias cercanas a la muerte: ¿Qué dice la Biblia cristiana?
Profundizamos la cuestión de las experiencias cercanas a la muerte desde una perspectiva cristiana que se basa en las escrituras de la palabra de Dios, la Biblia cristiana. No hacemos especulaciones sino que estudiamos las experiencias reales que han vivido mucha gente que compartieron sus historias--algunas de ellas son felices mientras que otras son aterradoras. ¡Véase un extracto!
¿Pueden los cristianos ser maldecidos?
¿Se ha preguntado alguna vez si los cristianos pueden ser maldecidos por la brujería? Si usted es una de las muchas personas que sí tiene esa duda, no está solo. Muchos creyentes, sobre todo los líderes cristianos, enseñan que la historia de Balac y Balaam en el Antiguo Testamento nos demuestra que Dios no permite que los cristianos sean maldecidos por brujería. Pero, estudiar esa historia de cerca revela que las cosas no son así de sencillas. Obtenga respuestas.
¿Qué Tiene que Ver Conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried
¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo lo que dice la Biblia? ¿Sirve en estos días lo que se cuenta allí? ¿No son anticuadas sus enseñanzas? ¿Qué tengo que ver yo con gente que vivió hace dos, cuatro o seis mil años? ¿Es posible aplicar a mi vida algo de lo que dice la Biblia? ¿O los Diez Mandamientos es todo lo que enseña? En tal caso ¿puedo considerarme "buena persona" si los cumplo?
Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este libro dinámico.
¿Qué Tiene que Ver Conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried
A Simple Explanation of the Hering-Breuer Reflex
To grasp even a simple explanation of the Hering-Breuer reflex, you need at least a basic understanding of inhalation, also known as inspiration (breathing in), and of exhalation, which is also called expiration (breathing out). The "impulse" to breath originates in the brain, specifically in areas called the pons and the medulla, which are in the brainstem. To keep things simple, just remember that the brain stimulates a person to breath by sending "messages" to areas of the body involved in the process of breathing. Messages are sent via nerve cells or neurons, which form a highly complex system of communication within the body. Yes, there is much involved with what seems so simple such as taking a breath. The Hering-Breuer reflex is just one essential part of the big picture.
Phrenic Nerves, the Diaphragm, and the Intercostal Muscles
Again, nerves carry information. Motor nerves cause some type of movement. The phrenic nerves are the motor nerves involved in respiration and are found in the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles, which they cause to move. The diaphragm is simply a muscle; it separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal cavity. "Intercostal" simply means between the ribs. So, intercostal muscles are muscles that are between the ribs. Again, this understanding is necessary to understand the workings and the importance of the Hering-Breuer reflex.
During inhalation (inspiration), the diaphragm receives the message to contract. Contraction is movement. As it responds, it moves down and flattens, which expands the chest. At the same time, the intercostal muscles lift the ribs and push them outward, helping to expand the chest. This expansion causes the pressure in the lungs to fall below atmospheric pressure, creating what is known as a vacuum. Essentially what happens is the expansion causes air to flow into the lungs and inflate them. It's interestng to learn that were it not for the operation of the Hering-Breuer reflex, the lungs would continue to inflate, even to the point of bursting.
The Hering-Breuer Reflex in Action
Over-expansion of the lungs does not happen because of the Hering-Breuer reflex that God built-in to protect against such damage. As the chest cavity expands during inhalation, natural "watchmen," known as stretch receptors, which are present in the chest wall and in the bronchioles, send signals through what is called the vagus nerve, to the apneustic center. The thing to remember is that these messages inform of the need to stop inhalation, and thus, expansion of the chest to protect the body. This protection is referred to as the Hering-Breuer reflex.
This body is so extremely complex that scientists admit that they do not even fully understand how a single cell works. How then can they fully understand a being that is composed of trillions of various types of cells? To say that processes such as the Hering-Breuer reflex is a result of evolution is to fight against what is right before our eyes, if we can see things with even a little intelligence. Yes, belief in intelligent design is itself the practice of intelligent thinking.
Food for Thought from the Christian Bible
King David, worshipped the Lord for his wisdom that is so high that man cannot fully understand it. It's interesting to note that he made mention of the intelligent design that went into the creation of his body! We read that king David said, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works..." (KJV, Psalm 139:14).
Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord.... (Psalm 150:6).
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Double Portion of Elijahs Spirit: Soul Transfer in the Bible?
The second chapter of the book of II Kings is the part of the story of Elijah and Elisha with which we are dealing. Probably the most interesting thing we learn is that Elisha received a double portion of Elijah's spirit, who was taken up to heaven. This is one of the main, if not the main, biblical passage that is used to support the belief that soul transfer, also known as spirit transfer, or walk-ins, is actually a Christian concept with biblical support. Don't be deceived! Get the definitive biblical answer now.
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