Sadly, Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year for many people.  Sometimes, we take our families, our relationships, our homes and ALL of blessings for granted.  There are some though, who have no family, no relationship, no home and no love.  They may feel there is no hope or purpose to their life.   It is a blessing to be able to share some of what God has so generously allowed us to have with others.  More than that, the sharing of time, a kind word, a hug and sharing how much God loves them can be life changing for them.  

Others may have many material blessings, but without knowing Jesus as their personal Savior, it means nothing.  They may be angry, unfulfilled and determined to undermine any relationship they may have.  Even then, if at all possible, time, a kind word, a hug and sharing how much God loves them can plant the seed that can change their life.  Even if they reject you, let them see the love in you and pray.  Prayer is all powerful!  Be the change you want to see in the world.

 Our God is mighty and strong!  Give Him the praise and ask for intercession in the lives of those who desperately need Him now and forever.

 Pray Unceasingly!

 In His light,

Lois

 Don’t Worry, Get Healthy

RickWarren

 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

 You have three basic choices when it comes to the stress in your life: You can worry, you can ignore your stress, or you can relax and trust God.

The Bible says in Psalm 116:7, “I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the LORD takes care of you’” (NCV). You can’t trust God and worry at the same time.

That’s not just good spiritual wisdom from the Lord; it’s wisdom for your health as well. The Bible also says in Proverbs 14:30 that a heart at peace is a healthy heart: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” (NIV).

It’s not just what you eat that destroys your health — it’s what eats you! You can have the best health plan around — eat fresh, healthy, organic, and in proper portions — but if you’re resentful against someone in your life or worry about tomorrow, your health will suffer.

Worry is like a poison or a fire. It burns you up inside. I’ll never forget watching an old episode of “Colombo” when Johnny Cash played the bad guy. When he finally got caught, he said, “I’m so glad I got caught, because the guilt was killing me.”

I can’t tell you how many reports I’ve read of doctors who said that most people could leave the hospital today if they could get rid of their worries, guilt, and resentment.

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