ESCAPE STRESS

ESCAPE STRESS

How often do we finally reach a state of peaceful contentment and then wish we could hang out a sign that says, “Do not disturb”? Of course we can’t prevent disturbances or stressful situations, but when they come, the Bible says God can gi... Read More »

CREATIVE SILENCE

CREATIVE SILENCE

India, where I live, is a country of wide, sweeping farmlands; huge mountains jutting their peaks into the sky; broad rivers lazily moving over rocks. The land is as peaceful as it always has been, but the people who live here, like anywher... Read More »

ANTI-FEAR THERAPY

ANTI-FEAR THERAPY

I was cleaning up my brushes and paint cans after some volunteers and I finished painting a large mural for the local Sunday school when Maxim passed me a note: I was really encouraged to meet and work on this project with people like you, ... Read More »

LAUGHING WITH ABANDON

LAUGHING WITH ABANDON

How easy it is to listen to the advice of others and change ourselves into something we are not. To quit being our unique and wonderfully made selves. To base our worth on what others think instead of what God thinks. An elderly family memb... Read More »

THE SECRET

THE SECRET

Oh, how divinely sweet it is to come into the secret of His presence and abide in His pavilion! —David Brainerd (1718–1747), missionary to the Native Americans Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. —Psalm 37:7 God does not stand afa... Read More »

DEATH OF HORSESHOES

DEATH OF HORSESHOES

I vividly recall the men in our neighborhood gathering every evening after work in a vacant lot next to my house for a game of horseshoes. The pace of life was more relaxed when I was a child. Work was from nine to five, and then it was tim... Read More »

A PERFECT DAY

A PERFECT DAY

Today was perfect!I t wasn’t a perfectly lazy day, or perfect in terms of accomplishments, or without problems. Still, it was so perfect from start to finish that I now feel compelled to retrace my steps and try to figure out what made it t... Read More »

GETTING THE BEST RESULTS

GETTING THE BEST RESULTS

When you have so much to do, slowing things down and taking time to meditate, getting your mind off the work at hand and onto Jesus could be the last thing you feel like doing. Even if you try, you may find that “resting in Jesus” is often ... Read More »

SMOOTH SAILING ON STORMY SEAS

SMOOTH SAILING ON STORMY SEAS

For a good bit of my life, I’ve been a worrier. My take on the “power of positive thinking” / “look on the bright side” philosophy was, “Bah, humbug! That kind of advice is for wimps. I’m a realist. When the going gets rough, I worry about ... Read More »

ANTI-STRESSANT

ANTI-STRESSANT

The year had been full of events, deadlines, accomplishments. I was working hard teaching English in a private school, as well as tutoring from home. Simultaneously I was working on a diploma in Russian Philology and a Cambridge Proficiency... Read More »

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