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Ophelia Gherman
June 15, 2017
Change your outlook on stressful events and stop non-productive worrying. Although a completely care-free life is not possible, beneficial, or healthy, there are ways to thrive in a stressful society without becoming distressed.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines stress as “bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium.” In any language, 'stress' carries a negative connotation linked to negative experiences like losing a job or a loved one, or your car breaking down in traffic. But did you know that stress can also have positive effects?

Davi P. Silva
June 14, 2017
After his time in Galatia, Paul retreated to Arabia to spend time in prayer and communion with Christ. There, he ‘determined not to know anything,... save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified,’ 1 Corinthians 2:2. Thus preparing himself for the trials to come.

"But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus,"  Galatians 1:15-17.

 

Claudia Togas
June 13, 2017
Malaysia
When what was supposed to be a smooth flight home resulted in a missed flight and a seemingly impossible situation, God intervened to show that with Him, nothing is impossible.

Testimony originally sent to us via our Facebook page.

 

On May 15, 2017, at the NAIA International Airport in Manila, Philippines, I was waiting for my flight back home to Malaysia at Gate 108 at 8:38 am. My flight was supposed to leave at 9:00 am but no one was there. I began to wonder why there were no passengers or workers at the gate.

 

Davi P. Silva
June 12, 2017
"The situation was critical. The evils that had been introduced threatened speedily to destroy the Galatian churches. Today, as then, there are false spiritual guides, to whose doctrines many listen eagerly. It is the duty of every servant of God to withstand firmly and decidedly these perverters of the faith and by the word of truth fearlessly to expose their errors."

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed,"  Galatians 1:6-8.

 

Ophelia Gherman
June 8, 2017
The spikenard ointment Mary used to anoint the feet of Jesus is still in use today. More commonly known as lavender, its oil is used to fight stress, anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments.

Herbs and essential oils have been used in the medicinal arena throughout history. The Persians, Greeks, and Romans used lavender as a perfume, medicine, and mummifying agent. The Greeks referred to lavender as 'Nardus' or 'Spikenard', derived from the Syrian city Naarda. In the Bible, Spikenard or 'Nard' was considered an extravagant perfume. "Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment," John 12:3. 

 

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