Holidays

Conquering the Holiday BluesPremium Content

The holiday blues refers to specific feelings and symptoms that can mimic depression such as:

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Overindulge? Who Me?Premium Content

2 Peter: 1:5-6: Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.

I turned on the TV to hear the news and the weather report. In a commercial, the person said this is the season “of overspending and overindulging.”

Years ago, a friend told me she gains 10-15 pounds every Christmas season. My mind pictured her in January with her eyes bulging out of her head as she tried to squeeze into her jeans. Vaseline on her legs wouldn’t have helped her slide her body into those jeans.

An acquaintance told me that when his credit card bill from last Christmas came it was as high as the national debt.

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Ten Keys For Holiday TraditionsPremium Content

TRADITION

This is a season of traditions. Organizations, communities, families—all sorts of groups create traditional responses to the holiday.

Traditions serve varied purposes. They invoke warm (and sometimes painful) memories, bring people together, and give special meaning to particular days and events.

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Holiday CheersPremium Content

Psalms 119:117 KJV
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

It's almost here! That time of year when drinking and eating just about anything and everything you can is the rule rather than the exception. The risk for relapse is extremely high, it's holiday season. Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas, Chinese New Year and other ritualistic celebrations that seem to justify drinking in excess and using drugs for some people are coming. The holiday season is the perfect time to jeopardize your program if you are not careful.

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Depression FAQPremium Content

The following questions and their answers link to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) web site. This does not imply an endorsement of BGEA and its related ministries by CIR or visa versa.

Is it wrong to take medication for depression?

If life is hopeless, why not put an end to it, if the person agrees?

After Christmas, I always feel depressed and disappointed.
How can I make this Christmas different?

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Need Prayer?Premium Content

If you are in need of prayer CIR has wonderful Prayer Warriors who will pray for your needs:
1. Post to the Prayer Forum in the Message Boards. Please note that only requests for CIR members and their immediate families may be submitted. Other requests should be submitted to specialized prayer ministries.

2. Attend the Prayer and Praise Meetings that are Scheduled.
See: Chat Schedule

    Praise & Prayer Meeting - Everyone is Welcome !
    A personal time for people to bring their hurts and daily
    issues to the back fence and have the freedom to share
    them and be prayed for. Also, a time for other prayer

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