What to do in a stressful situation The following is a way to put stress reducing principles into practice when you encounter a stressful situation. Be a “HOPE-COP.” Memorize the acronym and the words it represents. Hope + Others + Prioritize + Endgame –(breathe) + control + obey + pray. The “word”…

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      This is part 5 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   The Principle of Submission Is God in control of your life? Are you submissive and in obedience to God all the time? Do you know God’s commandments? Do you always…

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        This is part 4 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   The Principle of Prayer Praying to God for help is similar to a child asking a parent for help. The child struggles and struggles while the parent watches patiently,…

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  This is part 3 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   The Principle of Self-denial Closely related to the one-another principle is the principle of self-denial. Human beings are basically selfish. We spend our day seeking to satisfy our self. Some ways in…

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  This is part 1 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   What is stress? Stress is force, pressure, or tension being applied to an object. The outside force is called a stressor. People experience stress as a physiological reaction when…

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