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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …

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How Important is He?

December 28, 2019

Special Feature “The desire to live a life pleasing to Jesus and serve Him joyfully expresses our love for Him. This is only possible when His life becomes more important than our own.” OUCH! Does this step on your toes like it did mine? A dear friend shared this with me one morning, and it …

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Living in the Present

December 27, 2019

Healthy Living Lessons learned from Alcoholics Anonymous can often be applied with advantage by anyone. One such lesson is captured in the common saying, “One day at a time.” Underlying this admonition are two simple realities—we cannot change the past, and we cannot control the future. Also, implied by this slogan is the idea that …

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The Soldier’s Heart Retreat: Transformation Ministries

October 22, 2019

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplum.com Transformation Ministries (TM) is offering a new program designed to help male and female veterans find freedom from the debilitating effects of PTSD on their lives and on the lives of their families. This faith-based program is designed to bring clinical and spiritual …

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What Can I Do About Stress?

September 26, 2019

Healthy Living First of all, stress is real. It is not simply in our imagination. Our bodies as well as our emotions are likely to feel its impact. As early as the 1980s, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that two-thirds of office visits to family doctors were prompted by stress-related symptoms. Stress is …

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Living Limitless: No Limits Women’s Retreat

September 20, 2019

Special Feature Across the United States, women ages 18-54, battle with bouts of depression, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses at an alarming rate. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, mental health and substance abuse are the second greatest health concerns in the state. Nearly one in five U.S. adults have been diagnosed …

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Help, Hope & Healing for Addiction: Samaritan Counseling

August 25, 2019

Healthy Living Samaritan Counseling has a long tradition of offering faith-based professional counseling and coaching to anyone struggling with recovery from an addiction who needs supplementary assistance with their recovery program. Samaritan counselors are fully aware that addiction goes beyond alcohol and drug abuse. Many people deal daily with an addiction to shopping, smoking, sugar, …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …

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Widespread Grace: Blessing Families with an Open Door

July 25, 2019

Mission Makers Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com. Gracious housing for patients and their families is the mission of Red Mountain Grace. The non-profit ministry lives out its mission by providing a home away from home to out-of-town patients and caregivers during their extended medical stays in Birmingham. Since August of 2013, they …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Help, Hope & Healing

June 25, 2019

Healthy Living “Help, hope, and healing” has been the slogan of Samaritan Counseling Centers of Greater Birmingham since its inception more than thirty years ago. In a spirit of compassion and concern as illustrated by the parable of the good Samaritan, Samaritan Counseling offers faith-based professional counseling, coaching and educational services in multiple locations in …

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