Christian Living Resources

36 Christian Ways to Reduce Stress An Angel says, “Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you havae to worry twice.”

  1. Pray
  2. Go to bed on time.
  3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
  4. Say “no” to projects that won’t fit your schedule, or will compromise your mental health.
  5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
  6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
  7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
  8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
  9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
  10. Take one day at a time.
  11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
  12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
  13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
  14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
  15. Do something for the Kid in You everday.
  16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
  17. Get enough rest.
  18. Eat right.
  19. Get organized so everything has its place.
  20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
  21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
  22. Every day, find time to be alone.
  23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
  24. Make friends with Godly people.
  25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
  26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you, Jesus.”
  27. Laugh.
  28. Laugh some more.
  29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
  30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
  31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
  32. Sit on your ego.
  33. Talk less; listen more.
  34. Slow down.
  35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
  36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

Gallatin Valley Lutheran Churches

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bozeman Christus Collegium at Montana State University, Bozeman Hope Lutheran Church, Bozeman First Lutheran Church, Bozeman Grace Lutheran Church, Three Forks Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Belgrade Shining Mountains Evanglical Lutheran Church, Bozeman

Montana Camps

Christikon Lutheran Church Camp Flathead Bible Camp

Gallatin Valley Resources

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley Habitat for Humanity Love INC of Gallatin Valley Community Cafe

Links

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Word Alone Lutheran CORE Institute of Lutheran Theology SOLA Publishing Reclaim Resources

Other Resources

Augsburg Fortress Concordia Publishing Agnus Day, The Lectionary Comic Strip Rural Ministry The Alban Institute St. John’s Ministries InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

What it means to be a Lutheran

Frequently asked questions Brief Definitions for Christianity and Lutheranism Ecumenical Creeds We Use Today Confession of Faith ELCA Beliefs and Documents including Luther’s Small Catechism, etc. The Book of Concord

Lutheran Schools

Wartburg Seminary Luther Seminary Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Other Lutheran Seminaries ELCA Lutheran Colleges Augustana College, Sioux Falls Pacific Lutheran University

Martin Luther and his life

Project Wittenberg: A group of individuals dedicated to posting on the internet a cross-section of classic and historic texts written by Lutherans.