Elsa Kok Colopy is the associate editor for Focus on the Family magazine. She’s authored four books and leads women’s retreats throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.elsakokcolopy.com.
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I wish I could say I handle stress and worry with ease. Two years ago I would have told you that I could handle most anything thrown my way. I’m strong. I work out. I eat oatmeal and pray nearly every day. What more does one need to face the hard times?
Then life came. I had a kidney go bad and required nine hours of surgery to get back on track. A few months later, I was in a bad car wreck. Then my husband lost his job, my daughter’s appendix ruptured, and we moved across the country. Then there was the small stress of trying to sell a house in a pitiful economy, even as we moved into a two bedroom apartment with what I’m certain was a rock band (and their roadies) living above us. Then just to keep things interesting, our adult son moved back in with us and is, as I write these words, in need of a kidney transplant. My husband will be the donor. I don’t feel so invincible anymore.
I need more than oatmeal and exercise. I need tools. I need day-to-day coping-with-life tools so I don’t follow through on my temptation to move to the mountains with twenty pounds of chocolate, a few warm blankets, and an armload of romantic comedies.
I figure you understand my pain. You wouldn’t have picked up this book if you didn’t have your own litany of life stuff–things you never expected to happen–worries, fears, heartbreak, stress over finances, marriages, kids, illness.
So join me. Join me as I investigate healthy ways to handle the worry and productive ways to walk through the stress. And maybe together we can move forward, not into our hiding places of choice, but through this season into hope, with smiles on our faces.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received 99 Ways to Fight Worry and Stress from WaterBrook Multnomah (http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/) to review. Sometimes, I can find myself becoming very worrisome and stressed, so I was very happy to receive this book and hopefully learn new ways to fight these problems. I found many good ideas to help me fight the worry and stress in my life. Some of my favorite involved having friends. I am so blessed to have a great close friend who helps me to calm down and brings me back to reality. Friends are great tools to help keep worry and stress out of your life! This book was a very easy read! I think that these books would be great for the non-reader and reader alike!
If you turn on the news you will hear voices of doom and gloom. We are facing inflation and depression. Crime is rampant. There is corruption in government. Taxes are going up to pay for government supported health care. Our children are facing the threat of drugs, pedophiles, poisonous toys, and politically correct text books at school. If that isn't enough to raise your blood pressure there are domestic problems and our own homes. Help!! Where can we turn? Who will calm our fears? We need only to turn to scriptures for comfort. Elsa Kok Colopy offers readers suggestions for dealing with worry. Scripture tells us we need never worry. Colopy offers specific scriptures. She also offers suggestions such as turning to friends, getting plenty of rest, journaling, laughing and focusing on other things. 99 Ways to Fight Worry and Stress is a tiny book with excellent suggestions. It is easy to read and understand. Don't worry, read 99 Ways To Fight Worry and Stress.