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HEART ATTACKS

Did you know that tension exhibits itself in the from of stress? And stress is not always caused by negative things; it is also caused by positive things in your life.

For instance, Mike Parker was recovering from a severe heart attack, and the doctor said there should be no excitement of any kind in his life for a couple months. He repeated, "None whatsoever!"

So when his wife found out they had won the lottery, worth four million dollars, she was afraid to tell him, for fear it might give him another heart attack. After several days of her worrying about it, she called their pastor. She explained the situation to him and asked for his help, since he was very good at helping people handle grief and stress.

About an hour later, the pastor came over and went into the den where Mike was watching TV. They talked for a few minutes, and then very calmly, the pastor leaned over and said, "Mike, I have a problem and I'd like your advice." Mike said, he would do anything he could for the pastor.

The pastor took a deep breath and said, "It's a theoretical situation regarding Christian stewardship. I am trying to...

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