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Here’s What Your Church Safety Team Needs to Do Sunday Morning

Here is a list of killings that have happened at USA churches since 2012:

December 29, 2019: A killer murdered two people during the morning service at West Freeway Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, before he was fatally shot by a volunteer member of the church security team.

November 5, 2017: A killer opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others. No church security team was in place to stop it.

[ Read the SemperVerus article, Majority of Protestant Churches Plan for Security ]

September 24, 2017: A man killed a woman and wounded six other people at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.

Harvard Scientists Say Do These 5 Things to Live Longer

Poor lifestyle habits contribute to a fairly short life expectancy. According to a study by a team of researchers from The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, five critical faculties significantly boost life longevity and will decrease your risk for developing illnesses associated with aging:

  • not smoking
  • exercising regularly (half an hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day)
  • maintaining a healthy body mass index (18.5-24.9)
  • higher diet quality score (upper 40%)
  • consuming alcohol in moderation (one serving a day for women and two servings a day for men)

will considerably reduce instances of morbidity and mortality in middle age.

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3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

We spend an inordinate amount of time, and a tremendous amount of energy, making choices between equally attractive options in everyday situations. How can we handle decisions of all kinds more efficiently? Here are 3 ways:

  • The first method is to use habits as a way to reduce routine decision fatigue.
  • The second method is to use if/then thinking to routinize unpredictable choices.
  • The third method is to use a timer.

Try it now. Pick a decision you have been postponing, give yourself three minutes, and just make it. If you are overwhelmed with too many decisions, take a piece of paper and write a list of the decisions. Give yourself a set amount of time and then, one by one, make the best decision you can make in the moment. Making the decision — any decision — will reduce your anxiety and let you move forward. The best antidote to feeling overwhelmed is forward momentum.

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