Category Archives: Stress

STRESS +A = TERESA!

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I just realized that I only need to add an A to the word stress, and I have enough of the alphabet to spell my name … TERESA!

The last two weeks have been stressful with a capital S, but I must say I have been handling it all quite well. Aside from my normal, everyday flurry of work, this has been happening:

  • August 29: Started graduate classes at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. I have five brand new textbooks setting on my desk, as I write.
  • September 4 – 8: Revival! (So very thankful for the meals that were brought in from our church ladies to help with entertaining.)
  • September 9: Joined D3OSU http://www.D3osu.edu entrepreneurial club with plans to pitch my product line to investors (not Shark Tank just yet).

Coping with stress?

Here is some advice from “It’s Personal!” page 109.

Now and then we may feel we are the stew in a pressure cooker, complete with carrots, potatoes, and plenty of beef.

It was no beef that one pastor’s wife fed me, when I, as a newlywed and brand new to the ministry, was given the following advice, “Honey, there will be times you will feel like taking off down the street, pulling your hair out as you go. Don’t you do it!”

Honestly, there has been more than one time over the past few decades when I felt like doing just that. Nevertheless, I did not!

Rx for Pastor’s Wives under STRESS!

  • T – Talk to the Lord; after all, you are the PW
  • E – Enjoy your back porch, or front porch, whichever fits
  • R – Relax for 30 minutes and watch your favorite TV sitcom – May I suggest my favorite? M.A.S.H. 4077
  • E – Eat fruits and vegetables – https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
  • S – Soak in a tub
  • A – Arrange a drawer, go for a walk, or bake something (my all-time favorite)

Feel free to share yours!