Category Archives: Stress Relief

A Game You Always Win ~ Bible Memory

Today I won the centennial badge on the Scripture Typer app for memorizing 100 verses! WOW!

I’ve been using this app for several months so I have slowly built up to this.
I have a lifelong habit of memorizing scripture on 3×5 cards. However, I love the way this app makes memorizing like a challenging game and fun. But in this game, you always walk away, a winner! :-)
3 Ways You Always Win Memorizing Scripture
1. Gives you brain food. Scientific research shows that your brain actually gets smarter when you memorize.
2. Relieves stress. Memorizing verses about God’s love and care for you, gives you relief from stress and calms anxiety.
3. Increases strength. Memorizing verses is like strength training. As you get wisdom from Scripture, you have greater courage and strength to face and overcome the difficulties in your life.

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Gratitude Gives Strength in Hardship

“What happened? Are you okay?” I looked in concern and shock at his left foot, bright red and swollen to six times its size. I had spotted Keith, an old friend I used to work with at DaySpring Cards. I had finished my strength training at Holly Street Physical Therapy.

He leaned on his cane and smiled, “Oh, I’m better now. I can walk! I got a rare bacteria that traveled to my foot. I’ve been in bed. This is my first day up.”

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Leave Past Failures Behind

Leave the past behind with all of its disappointments and failures.
Receive new mercy and compassion for your mistakes.
Believe in today with all of its new dreams and possibilities.

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How to Turn Disaster Fears Into Faith

I don’t know about you but natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes give me a heightened awareness of how helpless we are as humans.

This past weekend we had serious flooding in our area creating an emergency disaster situation for many. The incessant rain and thunder stirred all those feelings of vulnerability, fear and powerlessness. These normal feelings cause us to reach out to a power great than ourselves and for me the turbulence caused me to turn to God.flooding 1014336_10207904652243815_5668684268344604028_n

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Beauty in the Mess ~ You’re an Overcomer!

I sat in my crushed car, reeling from the shock of a five car accident that totaled my car. After the policemen took us to a nearby strip mall so I sat in the car waiting.

“Mom, look. Look at the flowers. Mom, these are some of your favorite flowers!” I turned around in the car seat and spotted my son, Alex, standing by a group of three, deep pink crepe myrtles.

I groaned. For a moment I thought it was rather insensitive to be telling me to look at the flowers instead of empathizing with my loss.

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How Pressure and Chocolate Can Be Good For You

Today I felt totally stressed out. I have a great opportunity to speak to share my program, Write Your Story NOW ~ Leave A Legacy Your Loved Ones Will Treasure. The speaking event is a good opportunity to educate, empower and equip others to write their stories.

I have a lot to do to get ready for it and many decisions to make which make me feel a lot of pressure because I want to do it right. In the midst of thinking all these issues through, I had a sudden craving for chocolate. :-) I’m health conscious so I’ve purchased raw cocoa because of it’s superior health benefits and came up with my own variation of a raw chocolate recipe.

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Desires Fulfilled Bring Life

Today, I had a lot to do. I walked by my watercolors. My heart longed to stop and enjoy them. Most of the time I walk on because it takes time to get everything out and then put it away. Because of other demands with my work, those creative urges get repressed and leave an an unfulfilled longing.

However, today I decided to apply the 15 minute principle. I pulled out my little travel case of watercolors and sat down and began to play with them. I have taken drawing and watercolor classes before but set those on the shelf for years. Recently, I started going to a watercolor class again.

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Nature’s Quiet Beauty Brings Wealth

Birds chirping. Wind gently stirring in the trees. Rich green everywhere I look. This is the nature walk I frequently enjoy along a creek that runs by our house. When I walk far enough down the road into a secluded section, the path becomes more wooded with trees lining both sides of the road.

When I used to walk, I’d often take my ipod with me to listen to books while I walk.  This made my walk for exercise pass more quickly. I felt more productive since I could absorb wisdom and knowledge from the books at the same time on my walk.

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Someone Cares When You’re Distressed

Do you have the freedom to accept yourself and express your feelings of stress or distress?

Too many people and especially in our culture, it’s not considered acceptable to express feelings of deep distress or grief. The result of this is when we feel these feelings we often suppress them or think there is something wrong with us.

However David the Psalmist frequently referred to his distress or grief and anguish. By doing so, he frees us to be human. When things are not going well for example in the family, at work or some other distressing life situation, David frees us to express those feelings, if not publicly at least before the Lord.

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3 Steps to Create Something New Out of Difficult Situations

Would you like better health, more provision, less stress or improved relationships?  Do you wish you could find hope, create something new or reverse a bad situation into something good? Do you worry about the way the world is going?

If so, read on ~

There’s hope!

God as Creator grabbed my attention in a fresh new way this new year. In my Reading Through the Bible Facebook group, we read Genesis 1 today. I’m struck by how God created something out of nothing.

There was no form to the earth.

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