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    Overcoming Stress: Part 2

    Last week’s blog was on what stress is and where it comes from. If you haven’t read that post, I suggest you read it first, or at least go back and read it after this one. Basically, stress comes from the feeling of being overwhelmed by circumstances, of being loaded down with things that need dealing with. It’s can be the feeling of losing control of life to external circumstances. The cure for being stressed is to have faith in God to guide you through the trials and tribulations of life, not to eliminate them. Jesus tells us, “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer;…

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    Overcoming Stress: Part 1

    Stress can make you sick, It can be a killer. It is a significant factor in bringing on heart attacks. At the least, it can cause psychological pain and give you ulcers. The multimillion-dollar antacid business is founded to a large degree on stress. Negative Stress need not be a factor in your life. By negative stress I mean harmful stress that causes you problems. A Slight amount of stress can be advantageous. For instance, It can help you in sports and other contests and games. But most stress can be overcome. Stress is a feeling of strain or pressure. It is a type of psychological pain caused by stressors…

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    A State of the Blog Post

    This is the start of 2020, a new year, a new decade, and one-fifth, 20 percent, of this century is gone already. I think it’s a good idea to let my loyal readers know what’s going on with the blog, and why it doesn’t look any better than it does. New readers will also have a better understanding of the blog and where it’s going. Problems do exist with the blog, and I’ll address some of them here. Readers may have suggestions that I haven’t seen yet. The reason for that is below. I am going to address the problems shortly, hopefully by the end of February. Some will be…

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    New Year’s Resolution, Part Two

    The main thought last week was that a Christian’s main new year’s resolution should be to follow Christ’s example for you and to follow His Great Commandment to witness and evangelize. It’s important to understand exactly what you’re resolving to do. A lot of confusion exists around this topic, so I’m going to try resolving some of the confusion here. Christ’s Great Commandment to us is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength (Matthew 22:37-39; Mark 12:30; also Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12). Love here in Greek is agapao, meaning a commitment, a devotion directed by the will. It is commanded of Christians by God. God is to…