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.
A woman in Kenya had HIV misdiagnosed by a "prank" smartphone app--probably shared by Bluetooth, a common way in that part of the world. This unfortunate event highlights the danger of using unregulated health apps. In the U.S. there is a modicum of oversight by the FDA's most recent guidelines or Apple's more rigorous standards for this kind of app.
PositiveTip: Do some research before installing a medical app--no matter how alluring the promises. Doing this could spare you a lot of trouble.