Stress: A Dressed-Up Word for Fear

This Spooky Season is a good time to remember that while fear is fun during Halloween, it is not our natural state of being--or at least it shouldn't be. Fear Not is a persistent message in our scriptures. There's a reason for that. It's good for us not to be afraid. https://youtu.be/vcXvEKbHZI0 Of course, even the most faithful among us will still experience fear and stress and worry. That's just part ...

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Last Chance

Today is the last day to register for Pulling it Together in a World that's Falling Apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SgDiTmd_Aw Why the deadline? With the election getting closer, virus rates rising and the holidays on the horizon, life is just going to get crazier. Now is the time the pull it together.  5 Simple Shifts 3 Prayer Hacks 2 Good Things You'll be amazed by what a big difference small changes can make in how you feel and ...

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Yeah, you may have more than you can handle

I'm a little (a lot) overwhelmed these days. And I'm not the only one. Colleagues in ministry are juggling demanding calls with caring for ailing parents or children with special needs. Many of my friends are (like me) preparing to send a child off to college for the first time and illness, accidents or unforeseen circumstances are hindering the preparation process. I'm in the middle of moving half-way across ...

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Five Mantras To Get You Through Christmas

It's getting down to the wire. If you haven't already begun to gather with family for Christmas, it's likely to start this weekend. Let’s just say it: holiday time with family does not always (often?) look like something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. There are bad histories, old grudges and deeply held resentments that often get trotted out when families gather around a turkey or other large fowl. My Christmas ...

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