Words Pressed: A Short Biography

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by Jennifer Valentine-Miller

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Who is looking after the lamb?

Jennifer Valentine-Miller Who is looking after the lamb
by Jennifer Valentine-Miller (for radio ministry)

“It is well known that a vegetarians main concern and cause for campaign is the slaughtering of an animal and not necessarily the preservatives in foods”.

Vegetarian’s cannot understand why Christians or religions see the slaughtering of lambs for sacrificial purposes, despite being capable of living to the age of 15. The life of lambs is cut short and they are often slaughtered at around four months old, although some are killed as young as 10 weeks old while others are kept for up to 15 months for man’s consumption. Modern Christians generally take a much more pro-animal line. They think that any unnecessary “mistreatment” of animals is both sinful and morally wrong. The advice given to me and other women during weekly gatherings is, “If your preparing a lamb dish for Sunday and you use a marinade, keep an eye on the clock and don’t go over the recommended time or else you will ruin the recipe!”

God allowed man to have dominion over the animals with the understanding that we are not to eat meat containing blood therefore it should be cooked. In biblical times and they were also hunted animals for their fur to use as clothing. Abstaining from meat, for example, during Lent and during times of fasting is an acceptable observation. Moreover, vegetarians believe in Genesis 1:29 which states, “behold, I have given you every plant yielding and every seed that is on the face of the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food”. Because of this, we were never allowed to consume meat? There is of course sufficient evidence that Christ was not a vegetarian because he ate fish.

On the day when John the Baptist saw Jesus he exclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” It appears again in John 1:36. Christian doctrine holds that a divine Jesus chose to suffer crucifixion at Calvary as a sign of his full obedience to the will of his divine Father, as an “agent and servant of God” in carrying away the sins of the world. In Christian theology the Lamb of God is viewed as the foundation and also integral to the message of Christianity.

One morning, I decided to visit my local animal farm on a day of inclement weather! And yes, I expected to see lambs and sheep running around, “not today.” said the farm help. I continued to walk around, determined to capture photographs. And instead, I found myself admiring in separate pens the Drakes, Geese, Hens, and Turkeys together in all their splendour. Is it the same in the local church? – whereby we see the shepherd looking after and feeding his or her flock during sermons, forgetting that there are young lambs or new converts in their midst. And if it so happens to be a church with a large congregation, then you will find birds of the same feather sticking together, because lambs cannot withstand the different seasons.

[“Birds of a feather flock together” Drakes and Geese at the Wellgate Community Farm, Essex picture taken by Jennifer]

What is the meaning of the Parable of the “Sheeps and Goats”?
Answer: This can be found in Matthew 25:31-46. A parable is a short, simple story of comparison. Jesus used parables to teach spiritual truths by means of earthly situations.

Jesus begins the parable by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew Chapter 25:). Therefore, the setting of this event was expected during the beginning of the millennium, “the time of tribulation”. It was expected that all those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and He will separate them “as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats”. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left” (verses 32–33). The sheep are those who were saved during the tribulation; the goats are the unsaved who survived the tribulation.

The sheep on Jesus’ right hand were blessed by God the Father and given an inheritance. The reason is stated: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (verses 35-36) and, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”(verses 39-40).

In the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, we are looking at man redeemed and saved from life’s detriments, and man condemned and lost. This sees the case for salvation being the result of good works. The “sheep” acted charitably, giving food, drink, and clothing to the needy. The “goats” showed no charity. This seems to result in salvation for the sheep and damnation for the goats.

Scripture does not contradict itself, and the Bible clearly and repeatedly teaches that salvation is by faith through the grace of God and not by our good works as in John 1:12. In fact, Christ Himself makes it clear in the parable that the salvation of the “sheep” is not based on their works—their inheritance was theirs “since the creation of the world” (Matthew 25:34)

The good works mentioned in the parable are not the cause of salvation but the effect of salvation – which is the preservation from harm, ruin, loss. As Christians we become like Christ. Good works in a Christian’s life are the direct overflow of the traits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. These are only acceptable because of the relationship that exists between sheep and Shepherd.

The core message of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats is that God’s people will love others. Followers of Christ will treat others with kindness. The unregenerate, who are the “goats” can indeed perform acts of kindness and charity, you will find one’s heart is not right with God, and their actions are not for the right purpose which is to honour and worship God. So, where is the lamb in all of this? The lamb is God that takes away the sin of the world. Whose sacrifice according to scripture is the will of the Father “who art in Heaven”. This is the foundation upon which Christianity is built.

At the London Premier of “Behind Her Mask”

Jennifer Valentine-Miller London Premier
by Jennifer Valentine-Miller (Venue: Cineworld Canary Wharf)

I attended the London premier of the international film “Behind Her Mask”. This is a film based on real-life issues, ranging from God’s divine purpose for individuals, to self-esteem issues, mental health needs and much, much more.
Behind Her Mask’ Movie, an all-female cast film, stylized to explore diverse masks worn by women every day in order to keep up appearances. The film first premiered in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Prevalence of menstrual pain in young women: is preventing sports from being first choice

Edited by Jennifer Valentine-Miller

12 Foods which provides support leading up to and during menstrual cycle.

Herbal Banana
Evidence Suggests that bananas help reduce cramps associated with menstruation. In addition to being a rich food source of anti-cramping nutrients such as vitamin B6, bananas are loaded with potassium which helps reduce water retention.

Wheat Germ
Wheat germ may be one of the best foods you can include in your diet if you suffer from menstrual cramps. Try adding wheat germ to breads, cereals, muesli, milk shakes, or pancakes — it makes a highly nutritious addition.

Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are an excellent addition to your diet if you suffer from menstrual cramps. These mild nutty tasting seeds are loaded with vitamin E as well as the key anti-cramping minerals zinc and magnesium. Sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of pyridoxine (vitamin B6), with one cup providing nearly a third of the recommended daily intake for this important pain relieving vitamin. When incorporating sunflower seeds into your diet, moderation should be exercised because these seeds, like most other seeds, are high in calories and fat.

Parsley
This often under-appreciated vegetable is much more than just a decorative garnish that accompanies meals in restaurants. It is loaded with important nutrients, and it can be used to treat various health problems, including menstrual cramps.

Pineapple
Turbo-charge your an:ti-cramp diet by regularly eating pineapple. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that is thought to help relax muscles and thus help with menstrual cramps.

Fenugreek Seeds
This is an Asian product. These little seeds with a pungent-sweet flavour popular remedy for menstrual pain. They are available whole or in powder form in most grocery stores. It is advisable to buy whole seeds which can be grind down into a powder form so that it can be sprinkled into your food.

Ginger
Ginger has been enjoyed throughout the ages for its aromatic, pungent flavour and its health promoting properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger has been widely used as a remedy for menstrual cramps. A large body of anecdotal evidence from around the world validates the use of ginger as an anti-cramping remedy.

Walnuts
Consuming walnuts in moderation can confer great benefits to women who suffer from cramps during menstruation. Walnuts are rich in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids which are known to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties

Sesame Seeds
When it comes to foods that help ward off menstrual cramps, it’s hard to beat the sesame seed. Sesame seeds are loaded with nutrients that have been shown to reduce cramps associated with menstruation.

Spinach
The nutritional profile of spinach makes it an excellent health food and an important vegetable. It provides an ample supply of many nutrients that have been shown to fight menstrual cramps, including vitamin E, vitamin B6, and magnesium.

Oats
Eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start a day off right. Oats are loaded with the anti-cramping mineral magnesium They are also one of the best sources of dietary zinc for women who suffer from painful periods.

Kale
Most of the nutritional and benefits of kale are well known today, but what many people don’t know is that this green leafy vegetable is one of the best plant-based sources of calcium Anecdotal evidence, as well as an increasing number of scientific studies, suggest that calcium can alleviate menstrual cramps. However, the exact mechanisms by which calcium reduces cramping are not fully understood. Some experts believe that calcium’s ability to alleviate pain associated with menstruation could be related to the role of this important mineral in maintaining normal muscle tone. When buying kale for a bowl of salad, it is advisable to choose organically grown produce whenever possible. According to research, conventionally grown kale is among the most contaminated vegetables in terms of pesticide and chemical content.

DO NOT FORGET TO DRINK WATER (alongside gentle exercise)
Stay hydrated! Drinking glasses of water daily will help reduce bloating. While you’re at it, stay away from sugary and salty foods/drinks during your period.

Why Are Footballers Highly Paid?

Footballers
(Includes Bank of England report)

The demand for talented football players is high as they increase the team’s chances of winning titles. Successful teams make more money from broadcasting rights, merchandise and ticket sales. Clubs have to compete for the best players by offering the highest wages. If a particular club was to offer lower wages, other clubs would simply outbid them. Football is a globally popular sport, with millions of young hopefuls aiming to reach the top, but very few will be good enough to play in the best leagues and an even tinier percentage will be considered among the world’s best, able to command the biggest wages.

In addition, football is not run on the same basis as US sport. There is no salary cap and no draft system, so there is little to stop the teams with the biggest resources simply outbidding smaller teams to secure the best talent around. An example of the competitive nature of football can be found in England, where it is estimated that of the 1.5 million young players taking part in organized youth football in any given year, only 180 will ultimately make it to the Premier League as professionals. The pool of potential superstars is therefore small, yet the demand for the kind of football talent that can help a team to win trophies is insatiable. Good players not only increase a club’s chances of winning, but they can also boost the club’s profile, which in turn means that the club will be able to attract more fans and more sponsors.

Players are being paid increasingly high wages because the clubs are making more money than ever. As a result of globalisation and technological advances such as the pay TV market, football has become more popular and so more profitable. If people lost interest in football, clubs would not be able to make such high profits and the demand for players would drop and so would their wages.