Get These Prescriptions Filled

Life is hard. Sorrow and pain are real. The burdens of life can seem overwhelming in times of affliction. Here are some wonderful relief medications from the Bible: Laughter. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Prov. 17:22). Laughter is a great stress...

The Right Care About Health

People in Bible times had health problems. One woman spent everything she had on doctors but her condition only got worse (Mark 5:25-26). Timothy had chronic symptoms related to a stomach illness (I Tim. 5:23). Paul had an ailment he called his “thorn in the flesh”...

Stress Makes Us Think

A few years ago a brother shared with me a condition he had with his eyes. Stress, especially anger, triggered a reaction in this rare ailment that caused him to lose some of his vision temporarily. The doctors told him that unless he learned to control his temper he...

Mothers on the Battlefield

We expect men to be tough when the situation calls for it, but women have to be tough in their own way. Eve struggled with the shame of her sin and the sorrow she felt when one of her sons murdered the other (Genesis 3-4). Rebekah carried a load of grief because of...