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      Nurturing people in the image of God since 1868.                                                                          POB 397/520 Dry Creek Rd./Smithville, TN

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TAKE THE STRESS TEST

We deal with stressful situations every day that we live. Yet, we often fall to do anything about it and it Just continues to build. Check out the table below. With each stressful event in life a point value has been given. If you score 150 points or more you are experiencing stress. A score of 300 or more is a dangerous level. See how you do and then read Matthew 6 after you get your score.

Point ValueSituation

    100        Death of a spouse
    78          Divorce
    65          Marital separation
    65          Alcohol or other drug abuse/addiction
    64          Alcohol or drug abuse/addiction by a family member
    63          Detention in j all or other institution
    63          Death of a close family member
    53          Major personal injury, illness or surgery
    50          Marriage
    47          Being fired at work
    45          Marital reconciliation
    45          Retirement
    44          Major change in health or behavior of family member
    40          Pregnancy
    39          Sexual difficulties
    39          Gaining new family member (birth, adoption, marriage, etc.)
    38          Major business readjustment
    37          Major change in financial status
    36          Death of a close friend
    36          Change to a different line of work
    31          Taking on mortgage of more than $100,000
    30          Foreclosure on loan or mortgage
    29          Son or daughter leaving home
    29          In-law troubles
    28          Beginning or ending formal schooling
    25          Major change in living conditions (fire, remodeling, etc.)
    24          Revision of personal habits
    23          Trouble with boss
    20          Major change in work hours/conditions
    20          Change in residence
    20          Change to a new school
    19          Major change in type/amount of recreation
    18          Change in social/church activities
    17          Taking out loan for less than $ 10,000
    16          Major change in sleep habits
    15          Major change in number of family get-togethers
    15          Major change in  eating habits (losing or gaining weight)
    12          Vacation
    12          Christmas
    11          Minor violations of the law (traffic, speeding tickets)

In His Name,
Tim Woodward