Symptoms of the Heart – Part 3

It is no secret that people with high blood pressure have a greater chance of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure compared to those with regulated blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is not the problem itself but a symptom of an even larger problem dealing with the heart. According to one medical health guide, symptoms of this chronic condition are not easily detected giving it the name, “the silent killer.” There are several factors that can be attributed to high blood pressure including obesity, high sodium intake, alcohol consumption and the use of certain drugs; however, many with high blood pressure don’t know it until their blood pressure is measured. Only then can a proper diagnosis be made to correct the problem.

Longsuffering: a Fruit of the Spirit

‘Hurry up and wait.’ That ought to be my motto – but I can't bring myself to use it because it’s painfully all-too-true. Much of life is waiting and most of our frustrations come from unrealistic or improper expectations about life and others. We think longsuffering is a good quality for the driver behind us, but never for the one in front of us! We presume that others should give us a liberal amount of slack, yet we fail to deliver the same. This only leads to more frustration, impatience, and anger.

Finding Forgiveness

Article by Pastor Nix Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand!  The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves.  He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months.  He had enough.  He divided … Continue reading Finding Forgiveness

How Do I Deal with My Anger?

Article by Richard Travelstead The manifestations of the emotion of anger are numerous.  Some of these are obvious and include: a red face, bloodshot eyes, stomach muscles squeezing down.  But that is only half the story: The entire digestive tract becomes spastic, trig­gering severe abdominal pains; the heart rate goes up markedly…the coronary arteries squeeze … Continue reading How Do I Deal with My Anger?