Month: January 2020
Message Magazine (ARCHIVE): “Don’t Make America Hate Again”. February is Black History Month in the USA. Related posts about Black History will be added in addition to related posts about stress and perseverance. This post is an early start.
GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) Online (ARCHIVE): “Steps to Health”. These steps also can help deal with stress. Check out the article.
Loma Linda Health Library (ARCHIVE): “How Color Can Help You De-Stress”. Yes, colors can be effective in dealing with stress. Read how in the article.
Loma Linda Health Library (ARCHIVE): “Weather Life’s Storms: How (and Why) to Become More Resilient”
As the month of January comes to a close, posts, directly and indirectly, related to stress will continue into February. Posts, directly and indirectly, related to resiliency, perseverance, and endurance will be added in the process.
When times are stressful and seemingly insurmountable…
“All who have chosen God’s service are to rest in His care. Christ pointed to the birds flying in the heavens, to the flowers of the field, and bade His hearers consider these objects of God’s creation. “Are not ye of much more value than they?” He said. Matthew 6:26, R. V. The measure of divine attention bestowed on any object is proportionate to its rank in the scale of being. The little brown sparrow is watched over by Providence. The flowers of the field, the grass that carpets the earth, share the notice and care of our heavenly Father. The great Master Artist has taken thought for the lilies, making them so beautiful that they outshine the glory of Solomon. How much more does He care for man, who is the image and glory of God. He longs to see His children reveal a character after His similitude. As the sunbeam imparts to the flowers their varied and delicate tints, so does God impart to the soul the beauty of His own character.
All who choose Christ’s kingdom of love and righteousness and peace, making its interest paramount to all other, are linked to the world above, and every blessing needed for this life is theirs. In the book of God’s providence, the volume of life, we are each given a page. That page contains every particular of our history; even the hairs of the head are numbered. God’s children are never absent from His mind.
‘Be not therefore anxious for the morrow.'” Matthew 6:34, R. V. We are to follow Christ day by day. God does not bestow help for tomorrow. He does not give His children all the directions for their life journey at once, lest they should become confused. He tells them just as much as they can remember and perform. The strength and wisdom imparted are for the present emergency. ‘If any of you lack wisdom,’—for today,—’let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.’ James 1:5.”
Ministry Magazine (ARCHIVE): “Practical Solutions for Pastoral Marriage Stress” ‘ A cartoon strip portrays a disgruntled couple seated in front of a marriage counselor’s desk. From the article, “The caption reads: “I thought I married an ideal. Later, I realized I got a raw deal. Now, I want a new deal.'” Are you a clergyperson in need of a “new deal”? Check out this article. The information in this article can be applicable to non-clergy marriages.
AdventHealth (ARCHIVE): “Women and Stress: Surprising Health Correlations” Helpful information for women dealing with stress.