Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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- December 2021
“If we’re going to give ourselves over to the service of God, then we best position ourselves to do so by caring for our bodies,” said C. J. Cousins, associate pastor of Potomac Conference’s Vienna (Va.) church, speaking on spiritual health.
It’s hard to believe we are still living through a pandemic. Despite all human effort, this virus is relentless and unwilling to relinquish its global grip and march of pain.
Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee members voted to celebrate January 1, 2022, as a day of praise and prayer across the union. Watch a special message from Columbia Union President Dave Weigley here.
The first clue that something wasn’t quite right in my brain happened one Saturday night when I was in third grade. While my family was downstairs watching TV, I was in agony trying to read a few pages of a book, Nyla and the White Crocodile. My third-grade teacher had made it clear that reporting honestly about my reading was essential. If I cheated on my report— even if nobody else knew—God would know!
This passage tells me that at Jesus’ second coming, our Lord will awake the righteous dead, and, together with the righteous living, take them up to heaven with Him. This culminating moment will not be a quiet one. It will be extremely loud, with angels shouting and blasting their trumpets. All in heaven and on earth will hear and know that Jesus reigns on high!
Former Guide magazine editor and current member of Chesapeake Conference’s Willow Brook church in Boonsboro, Md., shares his personal struggle with anxiety disorders and provides hope for those dealing with mental illness in the January/February 2022 issue of the Visitor.
Josué Sánchez, a former pastor of the Chesapeake Conference, uses creativity to cope with and battle his depression.
Several local Adventist churches are working to provide mental health resources.
There are muscle relaxing techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation that can help train the entire body to respond in more peaceful ways.
Have you witnessed a butterfly leaving its chrysalis? The cycle goes from a tiny egg to a caterpillar moving around and eating leaves, followed by the chrysalis phase, where other changes take place. Finally, the adult butterfly emerges from its cocoon. Scientists call this process metamorphosis, meaning transformation—a significant change in looks and character.