Christian Ways To Reduce Stress…

A while back, a friend forwarded me some good advice. The following is an excerpt of a few of the suggestions from that list:



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. Simplify and unclutter your life.

5. Take one day at a time.

6. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

7. Get enough rest.

8. Eat right.

9. Laugh.

10. Laugh some more!

11. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

12. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

13. Talk less; listen more.

14. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you Jesus.”

15. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe!


Kid’s Stuff

–Sarah asks, “Why did God make us?” Before I could respond, she follows up with another question, “…Was He bored?”

–Little Kerry notices an Avon magazine on the kitchen table (I’ve never bought Avon before, but the magazine came in the mail). Kerry begins to thumb through it, but then quickly tosses it aside. He says, “A-h-h, that’s just girlie stuff for moms!”

–One morning, Kerry asks, “Am I a rhino, or what?!” I was quite perplexed by his question–I remember thinking “you’re much too skinny to resemble a rhino!” Kerry noticed the confused look on my face, and exclaimed, “Look at my head!!”  (He had one tuft of hair sticking straight up and out from the front of his head like the horn of a rhino!)

Friends Who “Rock!”

I just wanted to say, “Thanks!” to Annita for recently awarding me the following:


I think you “ROCK” too!

Hey, does this have anything to do with my recent post on “Forest Fun?!” I think it all ties in nicely.

Thanks again!