Hillsview Pastoral Charge
Ways to Reduce Christian Stress

A Thought or Two...
Ways to Reduce Christian Stress

Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
Sit on your ego.
Talk less; listen more.
Slow down.
Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TRUNING THIGNS AROUND FOR YOU. "If God is for us, who can be against us?"
(Romans 8:31)

From the Minister's Study...
Transforming Thoughts

Grief is like a house with many rooms. Emotions that can easily be worked through are the rooms that you keep open and spend most of your time in. The ones that you keep locked and dark are the emotions that you should be working through. For they are the most painful and they are the ones that cause roadblocks in your healing so you need to open the door in beginning and just stand for a few moments even though it causes you extreme pain. If you continue to do this in small periods you will begin to be able to enter the room and heal yourself totally. The harder the emotion, the more you will heal.

I personally do no believe in the word closure. I find that word almost appalling and I feel that most people should use the words of reconciliation and resolution. For as long as you will live you will always have a memory and when someone says closure it reminds me of a door being shut to one's memories.

As you reach resolution, you will find that your memories become warm memories and you will be able to live in the altered world you have been placed in - Linda Torres