Unlike many sermons on maintaining good health, this one emphasizes the powerful effect of the mind on the body and the powerful effect of the body on the mind. The ideal state of mind is one dominated by the fruits of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. The Bible places great emphasis on being content and joyful. We should do all that we can to nurture healthy minds and bodies so we can be the most effective servants of God.
Don Hooser is a minister and writer for the publications of United Church of God. He lives in McKinney TX, a suburb of Dallas. He was born in Dallas and grew up mostly in east Texas. His beloved wife Elsie, originally from Detroit, Michigan, died in August 2020. Don's three children and their spouses are members of United Church of God. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy. Don and Elsie married two days after Don’s graduation.