This morning, while preparing to write an encouraging note for my friend Aimee, who is worried about undergoing a scheduled surgery today, I hit the synonym button to find a nicer word for “worry,” because it sounded so negative. My replacement options are: anxiety, perturbation, distress, unease, fretfulness, agitation, tension, and stress. Folks, this is  read more »
It's the weekend and at some point you'll probably relax to your favourite music, watch a film with a catchy title track - or hit the dance floor.
There's no doubt that listening to your favourite music can instantly put you in a good mood. But scientists are now discovering that music can do more for you than just lift your spirits.
Research is showing it has a variety of health benefits.Fresh research from Austria has found that listening to music can help patients with chronic back pain.
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Recently, scientists announced that ’it’s better tobealone than tobewith the wrong person.’ The study was published inthe scientific journal ’Family Psychology’ and showed that it’s better tobealone than inabad relationship,asrelationships are strongly connected with physical and mental health.
Before coming tothis conclusion, researchers atthe University atBuffalo (New York, USA) spent two years following the lives oftwo hundred young adults who were inserious relationships. Itdidn’t matter ifitwas ama... read more »
I’m thinking about my friend K, who is carrying a lot on his shoulders these days, and who I’m sure feels as if he’s taken on too much, certainly more than he can handle. He hasn’t come to me for advice, nor would I expect him to, as there are many other friends on his  read more »
Be anxious for nothingthe God of now is where you be While on a walk yesterday I wrote this. (Well,talk-texted it!) Do not misconstrue wealth or success with godliness for there are many people who act with evil simply because they were created to develop wealth and chose another path. One of the biggest issues Continue reading Dont Pee On Today read more »
Today is a dismal, bleak, rainy day here in Virginia. From my window I can watch dirt and mulch, wrenched away from once-splendid summer gardens, tumble in clumps down the street and become caught up in a swift-flowing rainwater river. The debris bumps along on an aimless journey, careening into a pile of leaves at the  read more »
We are often thinking about what we are missing in life and about all the tragic experiences we hear in the news and from people all around us. As a result we end up learning most of our life lessons from painful life experiences and often neglect to learn from our positive life experiences. In fact, we tend to disqualifyand ignore most ofthem. Our focus is often in the wrong places as we absorb all the pain of life's hurtful events and forget to truly and regularly absorb the pleasure of our successes, ... read more »
Bobby McFerrin Dont Worry Be Happy Picture Source On the 11th of March, 1950, Bobby McFerrin was born. His parents were classical singers and he began to study music theory early on in his life. His family then moved Continue reading
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As a longtime believer and being on a ministry team one of the things I am asked about often is deliverance. Can someone have a demon? What does that look like? How does that happen? My experience with “deliverance” is a long one. I put deliverance in quotes because some, perhaps a lot of what  read more »
Every year at about this time my phone rings and it's parents with children who are worried about school. Sometimes it's mild anxiety, and sometimes it much more serious. The web is full of ideas about dealing with anxiety and worries, but the important thing is to get your child to school! If you know there is going to be a serious problem contact a registered psychologist for suggestions right away. You might also contact both your school (someone is there most of the summer) or your district school of... read more »