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Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Worry Gone to Far

Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Worry Gone to Far From the archives of The Encourager, vol. 8 No:1, Winter 2002 by Outreach Of Hope Everyone in the family loves Aunt Cora. She’s full of compassion, always has an encouraging word, … Continue reading

Back to the Basics

From The Encourager Magazine Download -Back to the Basics Vol4 No4 Fall 1998

Breaking Free From the Burden of Guilt

Breaking Free From the Burden of Guilt From the archives of The Encourager, vol. 5 No:3, Summer 1999 by Jan Dravecky Like so many others who have fought the battle against cancer, Dave and I discovered that when you go … Continue reading

Breaking the Chains of Worry

Breaking the Chains of Worry From the archives of The Encourager, vol. 8 No:1, Winter 2002 by Outreach Of Hope Worrying is non-productive, burdensome, and exhausting. And no one wants to be thought of as being anxious. But it’s not … Continue reading

Built For Guilt?

Built For Guilt? From the archives of The Encourager, vol. 5 No:3, Summer 1999 Some of us, by virtue of our temperament or life experiences, tend toward shouldering the burden of false guilt. A disapproving look, a harsh word, a … Continue reading

A Burden Shared is a Burden Diminished

From the Archives of the Endurager Magazine A Burden Shared is a Burden Diminished

Checking Your Anger Temperature

Checking Your Anger Temperature From the archives of The Encourager, vol. 5 No:1, Winter 1999 by Outreach Of Hope When was the last time you checked your anger temperature”? Are you a volcano? A stuffer? Neither? The following “Irritability Indicator” … Continue reading

Dave and Cancer

Dave and Cancer When the GIANTS honored me at Candlestick Park with “Dave Dravecky Day,” they also honored me in another way. They let me throw out the opening pitch. For one last time in a Giants’ uniform I walked … Continue reading

The Dave Dravecky Story

The Dave Dravecky Story “When God wants to do an impossible thing He takes an impossible man and crushes him.” Alan Redpath Dave Dravecky frequently uses this quote as he shares his testimony with audiences throughout the country. And for … Continue reading

Dealing with Depression Step-By-Step

Dealing with Depression Step-By-Step Many physical, emotional and spiritual factors can trigger depression. Some of the most common triggers include chemical imbalances (thyroid, hormone), stress, a significant loss (loved one, job, income, etc.), a change in health status (injury, illness, … Continue reading