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How to Cope with a Crisis

Image: Pompei. The ground beneath the city of Pompeii began to heave days before a crisis erupted that threatened the lives of all who lived there and in the surrounding towns. At first, residents of the Roman city did not worry. Earthquakes were a common occurrence. Life went on. Maybe a few people looked up and out, toward Mt. Vesuvius, visible in the distance. But people did not seem to connect the tremors with a possible eruption – at least not at first.
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Don’t Panic! Always Turn to Prayer

Image: A woman prays during a church service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas. A gunman shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven during a peaceful protest July 7 in downtown Dallas. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters) Friday, July 8, I was supposed to talk on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” program about summer stresses and how to cope with them, a topic related to my new book Don’t Panic!: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough. But, like many others, I’d been up late the night before, watching the unfolding horror in Dallas as it was reported live via television and social media.
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God Reminds Us: Don’t Panic!

(CNS photo/ Rhadyz Barcia, Reuters) Super Typhoon Nepartak made landmark yesterday, battering Taiwan with winds exceeding 160 miles per hour. Throughout the mountainous terrain, there was devastation, flooding, and loss of life. And somewhere in the midst of this fearsome storm is a good friend, an American nun and high school classmate of my mother's.
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Don't Panic!: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

Image: Abigail Keenan. We live in a chaotic world, with many different crises occurring almost simultaneously. We all need a little (or a lot) of inspiration and practical tips to help us destress and increase our physical, emotional and spiritual resilience. In my conversations with family and friends, I kept hearing about how stressed people were about some of the troubling events in their lives and in the world at large. From the drought in Southern California to racial and social tensions exploding into violence, from difficult, very personal financial and health challenges to the struggles of loved ones and coworkers, it seemed as if daily burdens were becoming harder and harder to bear, even with the most fervent faith!
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