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Stress

Resources for Nourishing Lives


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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, stress. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.

Overview

Stress is often described as pressure or tension. It can come from an external source, or from ourselves. A moderate amount of stress is proven to be beneficial for productivity, but there is a tipping point for each of us at which stress becomes problematic.

Too much stress can lead to fatigue and even unhealthy mental or physical symptoms. Stress management has become a major topic in our culture, especially in the workforce, and thankfully we have references in Scripture that can help along with a few resources below.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Care & Prayer Ministry


Timberline Church has a variety of services available for depression and other challenges. Please visit our Care & Prayer ministry page to explore some of the services by clicking the button below, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Books & Blogs

Books & Blogs


BLOG: Stress and Ketchup, by Pastor Jeff Lucas, explores the subject of stress as it relates to our speed of life.

BOOK: Christ in the Storm, by Pastor Donny Abbott, helps us grow our relationship with God, regardless of, or perhaps because of, our innate tendencies to doubt our faith when we need it the most.

BOOK: Elijah: Stressed & Anointed, by Pastor Jeff Lucas, discusses Elijah, a hero of the faith, champion of God's cause, fearless opponent of the forces of evil. A man racked by self-doubt, stressed out, and ready to give up.

BOOK: Crazy Busy, by Kevin DeYoung, explores the subject of stress — not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.

BOOK: Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, by Craig Groeschel. Are your thoughts out of control — just like your life? Do you long to break free from the spiral of destructive thinking? Let God's truth become your battle plan to win the war in your mind!

BOOK: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World, by John Mark Comer. Available in hard copy or Ebook formats, with additional accompanying resources.

BOOK: Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, by Max Lucado. Available in hard copy, Ebook, and audiobook formats.


Media & Video

Media & Video


RightNow Media is a free resource offered through Timberline Church. If you have not set up a free account to access valuable RightNow Media content, you may do so by clicking here. Once you have created your account, click here for a collection of short videos about stress from Dr. Henry Cloud.

Joyce Meyer provides 5 ways to de-stress in two short and entertaining videos:
For Part 1 click here
For Part 2 click here

Scripture is a powerful tool for confronting stress and anxiety. With intentional meditation on God's Truth, we practice putting His thoughts and His ways before our own. For a short, meditative prayer on Philippians 4:6-7, click here.

Podcasts

Podcasts


Bob Goff - Living Undistracted

Stress can sometimes be linked to our purpose. Bob Goff's Living Undistracted podcast discusses this topic, the purpose of which is "to help you capture your purpose and rediscover your joy. I hope it feels like a reminder from a friend to filter out the parts that don't matter from the parts that do." Click here to listen to Living Undistracted, a Bob Goff's Dream Big podcast.

Bob Goff - Becoming Undistracted

Bob Goff continues his topic about becoming less distracted, saying, "We can get distracted so easily because there are so many things that we don't want to miss out on. What if we spent a little more time focusing on one thing at a time rather than many things at once?" You can access this podcast by clicking here.


Worship Songs

Worship Songs


A special playlist of over 40 worship songs has been arranged and can be enjoyed by clicking the button below. The playlist includes an eclectic mix from artists such as Kari Jobe, Katy Nichole, Zach Williams, Carrie Underwood, Pentatonix and more.

Click for Spotify Playlist

Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Messages


We live in a time where it’s so easy to become trapped in unhealthy thought patterns and habits. In this intimate teaching, “Resetting Our Minds,” Pastor Jeff Lucas helps shine a light on the importance of identifying those well-worn pathways/default settings in our minds and how God is calling us to intentionality and promises us His help as we choose well. There is much that we can learn from this relevant message by clicking here.



We all deal with some form of stress in our lives. Stress hits from all kinds of different places and sometimes is totally outside of our control. So how do we deal with and manage stress in a way that honors God and doesn't negatively affect our attitudes or behaviors? Pastor Josh McGinley discusses the issue, accessible by clicking here.



Is all the worry and stress around us really what God wants for us? If we can quiet ourselves enough, what is it that God would really say to our hearts? Pastor John Mehl, of Timberline Windsor, explores the topic which is viewable by clicking here.



Stress can sometimes be related to where we place our trust. This message by Pastor Dary Northrop explores healthy trust practices, and is viewable by clicking here.



So many of us walk through life desperate for someone/anyone to truly know us. Psalm 139 is a wonderful reminder of the One who knows us best, and Pastor John Mehl discusses this truth in this message.




Crisis & Counseling

Crisis & Counseling


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out anytime:
(800) 273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Light of the Rockies Christian Counseling Center

Whether you’re seeking healing from a traumatic experience, are working through some difficult issues in your marriage, or you’re trying to get “un-stuck” in an area of your personal or professional life, you’ll find a counselor or coach here who understands where it is you’re coming from, and will come alongside you to develop a personal plan for reaching your goals.
(970) 484-1735
lightoftherockies.com


Restoration Counseling Center

Restoration Counseling offers individual, couples, and teen therapy in Colorado and spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and coaching via tele-health to those who desire to LOVE THEIR STORY and LIVE RESTORED.
(970) 672-7974
restorationcounselingnoco.com


Colorado Crisis Services

Help with mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Confidential and immediate support 24/7/365 with locations in Greeley, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, and more.
(844) 493-8255
coloradocrisisservices.org


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Crisis and suicide resources and print materials are available, including prevention materials, suicide loss resources, gun safety, and more.
Email: cdphe.information@state.co.us
colorado.gov


SAFE 2 TELL

An anonymous way for people to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others. Provides technical assistance to schools and communities before and after tragic events. Educates, and provides awareness and outreach to encourage reporting and breaking the code of silence.
Hotline: (877) 542-7233
(720) 508-6800
safe2tell.org

Bible Verses

"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."

Spoken by Jesus in John 14:27



"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Spoken by King Solomon in Proverbs 3:5-6



"Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight."

Spoken by the author of Psalm 119:143



"So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 6:34



"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."

Spoken by Moses in Exodus 14:14

Courses & Bible Studies

Courses & Bible Studies


Financial Peace University

Today make the choice to have a plan for your money. This is your time to set goals and stay with them. You can pay off your debt, live debt-free, and build a whole new future for yourself and your family. You will be supplied with the tools to take control of your money and your financial life. You can do it! This preview class will be on September 20th, 2022. Join in room 211, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No registration is required for the orientation class. Click here for the latest details.

When Strivings Cease

Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. Click here to access this Bible study resource.

Pursuing Contentment (Women of Faith Study Guide Series)

In Pursuing Contentment, by Luci Swindoll, you will explore what the Bible says about true contentment how it is a skill to be learned. You can break old habits and patterns of thinking and choose to be grateful in all circumstances. You can say, like the apostle Paul, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11). You can cultivate contentment in your heart. Click here to access this Bible study resource.


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