BY KATHLEEN A. TRISSEL Anxiety is the No. 1 mental health problem in the United States, affecting 28.8 percent during a lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Behind the numbers are the faces of suffering humanity. Jessie feels pressure in her chest and shortness of breath. She becomes panicky and thinks she [...]
Spiritual and Emotional The vision of the Free Methodist Church – USA is “to bring ...
BY ANTHONY J. HEADLEY In God’s economy, emotional health is part of a package deal. ...
An Immigrant’s Perspective The topic of immigration is packed with emotions and opinions. Last year, ...
BY JILL RICHARDSON My car has a recall notice on it. I have known this for months. But since sitting in a car repair shop is as fun as sitting in a surgery waiting room (except the magazines are greasier and the coffeepot scarier), I avoid it. I’ve continued driving, with a suspicion that what [...]
Spiritual and Emotional The vision of the Free Methodist Church – USA is “to bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people multiplying disciples, leaders, groups and churches” (fmcusa.org/uniquelyfm). When FM leaders talk about “healthy biblical communities,” they aren’t talking primarily about the physical health of church members. I’m confident our [...]
BY ANTHONY J. HEADLEY In God’s economy, emotional health is part of a package deal. It is best understood in the broader context of God’s desire for human wholeness and well-being evident in the concept of shalom. This God-desired wholeness encapsulates all of human life, including the spiritual, relational, physical and emotional. But what is [...]
BY BISHOP DAVID KENDALL God made us body, mind, spirit and soul. God wants us to be healthy and whole. Of course, we are neither naturally. In multiple ways, we experience the brokenness, disorder and disintegration found in the whole of creation. Paul says that creation itself and God’s people, who are part of creation, [...]
BY DENNY WAYMAN The description of the church as a “healthy biblical community” is grounded in the truth of Scripture. As early as Genesis 2, we find that human beings are created for relationship when God declares, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (v.18). This core descriptor is reinforced when God [...]
BY B.T. ROBERTS Are you a child of God? Then what right have you to yield to discouragement? A desponding heart is the almost certain harbinger to defeat. An army that goes into battle with the expectation of being conquered was never known to be victorious. If you have doubts about your acceptance with God, [...]
BY JEFF FINLEY A.J. French had “what a lot of people would consider the perfect life” with a husband, children, a large home and a swimming pool, but then her life changed dramatically. “Our marriage did not work out. I got very, very sick. At first, I did not know I was very, very sick,” French [...]
BY KATHY CALLAHAN-HOWELL The YMCA of the Rockies provided the idyllic setting for 45 Free Methodists who gathered with hundreds of other women and men April 11-14 for the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy (WHWC) event Come to the Water. This year’s theme, “Rise Up,” threaded throughout the event in the worship and speaking. Just walking [...]
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