We usually think of stress as being caused by negative pressures or unhappy events of life. Those are easily recognized. However, sometimes we do not realize that even “good pressures” and working for a good cause, such as in service to God, may result in the unhealthy effects of long standing stress. The key is to evaluate how balanced our life is. If we are not getting proper rest, our body may experience profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual damage. We must be reminded that as health ministers in God’s service, it is our duty to “put our glass down” for a while and rest.
Seville, Spain | Inter-European Division (EUD). Enthusiastic Health Ministries leaders met for a Division-wide advisory on September 5-8, 2016 in Seville, Spain. Presentations were centered on a Comprehensive Health Ministries approaches to reach the post-modern minds of the many countries in the division, meeting the needs of people of all ages. Valerie Dufour, EUD Health Ministries Director, shared a vision of collaboration with other departments and ministries to share wholeness with compassion in their wide territory.
"Poppers," a slang term for pills containing alkyl nitrite compounds, commonly known as club drugs, are inhaled at discos to enhance the loud throbbing music and flashing lights. They are also used for sexual effects. These compounds appear to be toxic to the fovea of the eye and can also cause visual problems known as maculopathy. Abstention generally results in partial to full recovery.
PositiveTip: Avoidance of popular psychoactive compounds is the best and safest policy.