As she approached midlife, Elaine Hogan decided to begin a journey toward better health and understanding about what to expect for that time of life.
The Curtice woman read extensively on a variety of health topics, especially those on a natural perspective. At the same time, she was searching for sound health information on a Biblical perspective.
Her research led her to Halleluja Acres, a non-denominational Christian ministry that promotes the understanding and practice of God’s ways to ultimate health. Hogan became certified by Halleluja Acres as a health minister in 2006. Previously, she had served as a volunteer with Promise Gate (Health) Ministry of Tiffin.
For those interested in learning more, Hogan will offer a “Simply Good Stewardship,” series May through December at her home at 6018 N. Billman Rd.
Classes, which are held one Thursday each month from 6 to 8 p.m., are open to anyone interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. The program consists of a short lesson and a vegan potluck supper. Those attending are asked to bring a dish, if possible, and a friend.
On scheduled field trips, participants will carpool from Hogan’s home. A small donation for gas is collected.
Simply Good Stewardship teaches a healthy lifestyle from a Biblical perspective and follows the principles that:
• The human body is a well organized and highly complex structure that can be amazingly self-healing.
• God desires each person to be a good steward of his or her gifts, including the human body.
• We are to honor God with our bodies and
• God provides all we need for health.
The tentative schedule for the classes includes:
May 21 – Free support group meeting, “Get Healthy, Stay Balanced.”
June 25 – Field trip to Squeaker’s Vegetarian Café and Health Food Store in Bowling Green for supper.
July 16 – Field trip to a local organic garden that combines French intensive, companion planting and various composting techniques.
Aug. 27 – Free support group meeting, “Transitioning to the Halleluja Diet and Lifestyle.”
Sept. 24 – Free support group meeting, “Corny Issues – How Much of You is Corn?”
Oct. 22 – Free support group meeting, “Symptoms - Body Language.”
Nov. 19 – Free support group meeting, “Plastic Perils.”
Dec. 10 – Free support group meeting, “Holiday Foods.”
“Not being a health care professional, I cannot diagnose, prescribe or advise,” she said. “My mission is to educate people in regards to their choices and how these choices impact their health either for the good or for the bad.
“There are plenty of studies implicating that what we put into and do to our bodies cause or contribute to these and other problems,” she said. “Most medical solutions only deal with the symptoms and not the cause. When we eliminate the cause, the symptoms generally go away.”
Each year in January, Hogan offers the Halleluja Health Journey, a 12-week study of the Halleluja Diet book and workbook by Rev. George Malkmus.