How To Reduce Stress

How To Reduce Stress

How To Reduce Stress A wise man says, “Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.” 1. Pray 2. Go to bed on time. 3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. 4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health. 5. Delegate tasks to capable others. 6. Simplify and unclutter your life. 7. Less is more… (Although one is often not enough, two may also be too many.) 8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places. 9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together. 10. Take one day at a time. 11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it. 12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases. 13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc. 14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single

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20 Truths To Remember

20 Truths To Remember

20 Truths To Remember 1. Faith is the ability to not panic. 2. If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, don’t worry. 3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day. 4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. 5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot. 6. Do the math. Count your blessings. 7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. 8. Dear God: I have a problem. It’s me. 9. Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted. 10. Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging. 11. The most important things in your home are the people. 12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. 13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. 14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. 15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. 16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments. 17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise, it’s just hearsay. 18. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you

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Everything You Have Done

Everything You Have Done

“Everything you have done” is a reflection of all that you are. Every step you have taken was necessary to get you to this point in time. Even the times you felt lost and alone helped to build your integrity and bolster your self-image. If these times are a challenge and you’re feeling down, remember the journey that took you to this place. “Everything you have done” on this long and twisted road through life, had to have happened in order for you to be all you are today. Do I believe in destiny, fate or choice? Choice. It is by far the greatest gift, next to the ability to love and be loved, that God has given us. Yes, He has plans for you. Greater plans than you could ever imagine, but He also has expectations. Thus the gift of choice. “Everything you have done” or will do, either adds to your potential or delays the fulfilment of His desire for you. If you could make a map of the journey of your life, it may appear to you that you have travelled a long distance and yet, not gotten very far. Stop comparing the world’s standards to your accomplishments and see what God sees. “Everything you have done” has brought you here. It is, my friend, a good

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The Other Grandma

The Other Grandma

The Other Grandma We were grandmothers together to two of the nicest grandkids anybody ever had. It makes great comedy on television for the two grandmothers to engage in rivalry, but that never happened with us. We both babysat—sometimes on the same day—passing those wonderful children between us with her sometimes coming to get them from me and I sometimes going to her home to pick them up. I liked her a lot and never doubted that she gave my grandchildren the best of love and care. Even after our children divorced, our relationship remained the same. Can you imagine how sad I was for my grandchildren when I recently learned that her cancer was terminal and she did not have much longer to live? It was heart-breaking for me because of those grandchildren. They were facing one of the most difficult losses of life at a time when it would be most devastating. When I saw my four-year-old granddaughter a couple of days later, I said to her, “Honey, I’m sorry your nana is so sick.” Perhaps she didn’t want to talk about it; perhaps she was busy playing with cousins, or perhaps she didn’t really hear me. All she replied was, “That’s okay.” The next day, when I was with her again, after a few minutes, she nearly

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Stronger Storms, Greater Strength

Stronger Storms, Greater Strength

I like eagles. These creatures are swift and reach amazing altitudes. Other birds cower at the thought of even nearing one thousand feet, but eagles go twenty thousand. And while others seek shelter during violent storms, eagles soar through the raging winds, and they actually “have a ball.”Its secret? It doesn’t fly.The eagle soars. You see, it doesn’t use the energy of its wings to move about. It wisely takes the power of the rushing wind, catching its quiet force behind and beneath him. And that is why they love the storm: The stronger the wind, the greater their strength.Eagles make me think about how I try to do things on my own, propelling myself to reach higher altitudes by the vigor of my own wings. No wonder I tire easily. But if only I allow the Glorious Wind of His Spirit to move my soul, to carry me beyond my own failures and weaknesses…I can boldly face the most difficult situations, soar through the most violent of storms. Yes, the greater the problem, the stronger I can become.“Strength of my soul, desire of my heart, let me trust in You completely: Let me give to You all the that assails me, that I may fully rest under the shadow of Your wings”.Reflection: Tired of flapping your wings? Soar in

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