The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has captivated the attention of the world. It has spawned genuine concern as well as a huge amount of fear and paranoia. At present it is confined to countries in West Africa.
The Second Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) Literature Evangelist Congress took place December 2 through 7, 2014, at the Birchwood Hotel near Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a vibrant and exciting meeting, attended by almost 1,000 delegates from throughout the Division. The conveners were Pastors Howard Faigao and Super Moesi, director of the General Conference (GC) and SID Publishing Ministries Departments respectively.
Everyone faces stressful times, but new research shows one way to mentally fortify yourself beforehand. Researchers found that if subjects are shown brief images of people receiving love and support just prior to seeing threatening images, the brain`s threat monitor (the amygdala) doesn`t fire. The love reminder helps shield and restore nerves during stress, particularly for anxious people.
PositiveTip: For peak mental health, meditate on the love of others and remember that God’s “perfect love casts out fear”.