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MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CHURCH

Think about how we respond to mental illness in the church. A woman diagnosed with cancer experiences sympathy, hugs, prayers and casseroles. A woman diagnosed with a mental illness experiences silence, suspicion, blame, and far too often, shame. That’s called “stigma.” There is no stigma with cancer, heart disease or diabetes. How did we get to the place where those who are struggling with their mental health feel like they must hide in shame? (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2020
Health Matters

9 BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE IN ISOLATION (OR ANYTIME)

We've learned a lot about ourselves during the past six weeks. How to use our elbows in non-hockey plays. The proper way to make and wear a mask. Zoom is more than the sound an imaginary car makes. And how to lead like Dr. Deena Hinshaw. On the lighter side, here are nine benefits of chocolate I discovered in isolation that can be applied anytime. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 3, 2020
Health MattersLife Formation

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Five letters and two numbers are adding up to an unprecedented crisis. In a crisis, not only is wellness possible, it is essential. And you can be well when everything around you is not. In the midst of uncertainty, utilize a simple tool to consider the various ways this crisis is impacting you. Your well being in the COVID-19 crisis depends on it. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 26, 2020
Health MattersLife Formation

GOD HAS HIS EYE ON YOU

Going to visit an oncology doctor isn't one of most people's favorite things to do on a Friday afternoon. When Kristen Fersovitch was dropped off early for her oncology  appointment she needed something to do to pass the time. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 22, 2020