How to Get More

The team at the MD Harris Institute wants to improve the lives of our readers, viewers, listeners, and other users.  We regularly receive good feedback from our users:

  1. Many receive new insights from the Bible, science, history, and other sources.
  2. Many find resources to improve their skills in archery, martial arts, music, and other areas. Music leaders find songs with chords that they can use.
  3. Some gain peace, healing, and greater productivity from immersing themselves for a few seconds in the beautiful images of nature.
  4. Some are encouraged and entertained with the music.
  5. Many enjoy better health and fitness from the exercises and other medical information.
  6. Some learn how to have stronger families and other relationships.
  7. Quite a number report that they have become more successful at work.
  8. Students and other researchers find information that they can cite in their work.
  9. Many better understand how their lives fit into the greater world and all of history by considering the conditions, events and people of the past.
  10. Some find holidays and other commemorations more meaningful from doing the devotionals and other activities.
  11. A few enjoy the audio sermons from the late Pastor Richard Harding.
  12. Many find a one stop source for Emergency, Employment, Entertainment, Health Care, Science, Sports, and other websites in the Virtual Centers.
  13. Anyone who acts in accordance with what they find here, insofar as it is consistent with God as revealed in the Bible and in the natural world, will receive abundant life now and in eternity (John 10:10).

Some people visit the MD Harris Institute out of curiosity, but some people want to get more, much more. If you do, follow the tips below:

  1. Articles – Read them carefully, thinking clearly about what is said. Read them repeatedly, because you will find new insights with each reading. Look up related information to connect the new knowledge with what you already know. Give us feedback, especially on any factual errors.
  2. Databases – you may cite information contained therein provided you identify or the MD Harris Institute as the source.
  3. Natural images – Imagine yourself in the picture, standing in the meadow, climbing the mountain or splashing in the water on a hot day. Do this for 30-60 seconds for each picture.
  4. Historical images – Consider your life and work and imagine how you fit into the flow of history. If you are in the US military, you are a direct descendant of soldiers of the past. If you are in medicine, you are a child of the giants of yesteryear. If you are a Christian, the Ancient Near East is your religious birthplace. If you are an American, Washington DC is your national treasure. No matter who you are, there is some history here to which you are a part.
  5. Music – Close your eyes, take a few moments and fill yourself with the music. Music has proven valuable in easing pain (audioanalgesia) as well as improving mood. If you sing or play an instrument, sing and play the songs and chords. Lead others.
  6. Skills – Many articles and pictures teach skills. Do them.
  7. Pray – Ask God to reveal the truths that are here to you. Ask Him to help you make whatever life changes are needed. Pray for us.

Like all of life, it takes work. But the man who hikes the farthest and climbs the highest gets the most spectacular view. He will ascend to heights and see sights that few others dare to reach. Seize the Day!

Healing Images

The MD Harris Institute features hundreds of photographs, with images ranging from archaeology to the military to medicine. Most of the pictures, however, are of nature. Research has proved that looking at natural scenes, even if only pictures, has important health effects:

  1. Decreases stress
  2. Improves blood pressure
  3. Reduces fatigue
  4. Heightens productivity

Take some time to lose yourself in the natural beauty you find here, and feel your mental health getting better. These are Dr. Harris’ original photographs, so let us know if you would like to purchase one or more.