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Balancing Life’s Demands | Chip Ingram

Are you busy, tired, stressed out, and stretched to the limit? Does life seem a little out of control? Are you running long on "to do's" and short on time? In the series, Balancing Life's Demands, you will learn how to put "first things first" and find peace in the midst of pressure and adversity. This isn't about cliches or quick fixes, just practical biblical insights to help you order your personal world. This series was previously titled Biblical Priorities.

Freebird | Rick Shurtz

According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey, only 48% of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. This is down from 61% in 1987. This trend is affirmed by Gallup who reports that nearly 70% of American workers are "not engaged or actively not engaged" in their work. Add to this that the American Institute of Stress reports that job stress is "far and away the major source of stress for American adults," and that it has "escalated progressively over the past few decades." Clearly, there's a problem with the way we approach our work.   

Overcoming Emotions That Destroy | Chip Ingram

How do you deal with those angry feelings we all experience? In the series,Overcoming Emotions That Destroy, Chip Ingram will help you identity whether you are a Spewer, Leaker, or Stuffer. You will learn the difference between good and bad anger, how to gain control of it, and how to use it in constructive ways. This no-nonsense, practical series, will give you practical biblical tools to express your anger appropriately and deal with those who express their anger toward you.  

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? | John Townsend

Dr. Townsend's presentation on Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Recorded live at Solutions, a weekly presentation at Mariners church. Who's Pushing Your Buttons? takes an in-depth look at the "root" or why difficult people are the way they are, and assists with strategies to navigate these relationships in a way that maximizes change, growth and love.

From Burned Out to Blessed | Kerry Shook

In our society, it's normal to get caught up in a busy and often stressful schedule; but busier isn't always better. Pushing yourself to extremes can leave you over-committed, burned out and too tired to hear God's wisdom. Kerry and Chris Shook help you understand the joys of living a simple life based solely on God and His powerful love. By learning to slow down and live a life based on God's heart, you'll discover a better and simpler life filled with contentment.  

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Bible Passages

"For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace." | Romans 8:6 (NIV) 

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

— Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV) 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." | Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) 

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." | 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV) 

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." | Psalms 103:1-5 (NIV) 

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." | Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) 

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” | Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV) 

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." | Romans 12:2 (NIV) 

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." | James 1:2-4 (NIV) 

"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; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places." | Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV) 


"Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved." | Helen Keller

“True leadership is tested and proved in crises. The real leader is the one who can handle the stress. He is the one who can solve the problems, bear the burdens, find the solutions, and win the victories when everyone else is merely flustered, confounded, and perplexed.” | John MacArthur

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
— David Mamet

“In the dictionary, next to the word stress, there is a picture of a midsize mutant stuck inside a dog crate, wondering if her destiny is to be killed or to save the world. Okay, not really. But there should be.” | James Patterson