This came from TimeOnline UK: "Do five simple things a day to stay sane, say scientists."
Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support
Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness
Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you
Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence
Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding
[A curious omission under "connect." Perhaps some connections are more essential than others.]
A helpful essay on reading the Bible (PDF download) from the ESV Study Bible (scheduled release date October 15, 2008).
Very, very good interview with Os Guiness by Mark Dever. Os Guiness is always worth reading and hearing; a thinking Christian.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
C. S. Lewis
Nov 29, 1898 – Nov 22, 1963
More quotes at http://www.quotedb.com/authors/cs-lewis
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
Habakkuk 3:17-19a (ESV)
Never change God’s facts into hopes or prayers but simply accept them as realities, and you will find them to be powerful as you believe them.
H.W. Webb Peploe as quoted in “Streams in the Desert, Updated Edition”, August 5, by L. B. Cowman