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Here's a thought, a quote, and a resource I wanted to share with you this Thursday.

I was completely overwhelmed the other week and went for a walk.

I saw a Facebook friend post this the other day: “Mental health is a very serious issue. Every afternoon we’re going for a two hour walk/hike to decompress this week. We love our family, our work and our friends so we want to be in the best possible health to love and serve.”

It’s amazing how much a good walk can help sometimes, especially as the anxiety around us increases.

If you account him a believer, though greatly mistaken in the subject of debate between you, the words of David to Joab concerning Absalom, are very applicable: “Deal gently with him for my sake.” The Lord loves him and bears with him; therefore you must not despise him, or treat him harshly. The Lord bears with you likewise, and expects that you should show tenderness to others, from a sense of the much forgiveness you need yourself. In a little while you will meet in heaven; he will then be dearer to you than the nearest friend you have upon earth is to you now. Anticipate that period in your thoughts; and though you may find it necessary to oppose his errors, view him personally as a kindred soul, with whom you are to be happy in Christ forever.

(John Newton, On Controversy)

My resource last week was for American residents only, so here’s a resource for Canadian residents: Faith Today offers free print subscriptions to any Canadian resident who wants one.
Thanks for reading!

Darryl Dash
author of How to Grow and 8 Habits for Growth