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Gratitude at Christmas

Gratitude… It was eight years ago, Christmas Eve of 2009,  that we brought the Center website live, and seven years ago Christmas eve that our webmaster’s pup got survived a deadly encounter with dark chocolate, courtesy of some swift help by a friendly emergency vet named Dr. Barchas (great name for a vet, don’t you […]

December 21, 2017 in Featured Articles by

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Celebrating Eight Years!

A hundred thousand welcomes…  Thank you for visiting our website. Our official launch was December 24, 2009, Christmas Eve. Since then, many have found and enjoyed our message of healing, hope and harmony. We invite you to explore the site, and get to know us better!  You will find that we at NHM Ministrants are […]

December 21, 2017 in Featured Articles by

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A Christmas Creche Tradition

Many church communities, and even households, have a long tradition of lovingly arranging nativity scenes for contemplation at Christmastime. This year, one such tradition is celebrating it’s twenty-fifth anniversary, and the organizers have really gone to town, creating a show that rivals any we’ve ever seen. In early December, Bay Area residents are treated – entirely […]

December 7, 2017 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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Pastor Fish Lesson: Christmas

TEACH THE CHRISTMAS STORY – an entire lesson plan based around this story. Includes the story itself, with discussion ideas and suggested activities to make learning fun.

December 7, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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How2: Cook a Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

Here’s our tasty recipe for the traditional honey cake of Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the universe, the head of the Jewish year.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Gather and mix dry ingredients:  2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda spices: 1/4 tsp cinnamon; 1/4 tsp nutmeg; 1/4 tsp ginger Gather […]

September 20, 2017 in How2 by

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Pastor Fish Teacher Resources – Spanish

We are in the process of creating Spanish teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be.   Pages that are available in Spanish will be highlighted orange.

September 15, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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How2: Walk a Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is a time-honored, Christian spiritual practice. As demonstrated in the short video below, pilgrims often remove their shoes as they are invited to leave worldly thoughts behind, journeying along a winding path towards the center, symbolically going deeper. After a time at the center, they can carry away something of God, for […]

September 14, 2017 in How2 by

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How2: Start a Wellness Ministry

“And He sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.”  – Luke 9:2 Is your congregation prayerfully considering starting a wellness ministry? It’s not that difficult to do. Before you bring in a minister in this capacity, consider your vision and purpose. Write a purpose statement, formalizing the vision in action. […]

September 9, 2017 in How2 by

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Pastor Fish Teaching Tools

–English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian ~ We are in the process of creating pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be.  Below are English breakout pages.  We are preparing lesson overviews and breakout pages in four languages ( English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian) to go along […]

September 6, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Ukrainian

Grateful thanks to Tania Andrienko of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for her kind assistance verifying the prayer and its pronunciation, and recording it for our listeners. Enjoy! Audio Text Отче наш, що єси на небесах, Нехай святиться Ім’я Твоє. Хай прийде Царство Твоє, нехай буде воля Твоя Як на небі, так і на землі Хліб […]

May 2, 2017 in Lord's Prayer by

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Webdefs: BitDaf, Bitcoin

Bitdaf /bit·daf/ – Noun: Contributing highly appreciated bitcoin to a public charity. Bitcoin /bit·koin/ – Noun: A type of digital currency. Specified in units, bitcoin is considered a cryptocurrency because of the encryption techniques used to regulate the generation and transfer of the units.    Bitcoin was created in 2009 after being described in a White Paper […]

November 13, 2017 in WebDefs by

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Webdef: Karoshi

Karoshi / ka·rō·shē/ – Noun: A Japanese word meaning death by overwork.   The bible cautions us to have a day of rest, but there are many reasons why this can be difficult or impossible, given the pressures for survival.  Overwork can harm our health, to the point where it can actually lead to an early death. In […]

October 29, 2017 in WebDefs by

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