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 for the United Church of God. He and his wife Judy live in his home in McKinney, Texas, during the winter months and in her home in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, during the summer months. His wife Elsie died in August 2020 and he married Judy on January 1, 2022. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas. For most of the time since then he served as a church pastor.