Q. I hate my job, but I don’t want to quit. It’s so bad that I get physically sick on Sunday nights. I’m irritable at work, annoy my coworkers, and often don’t even complete jobs. No one wants to be around me. Can you give me some suggestions on how to keep my job without losing my mind?
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Stand still and know that He is God and see the salvation of Lord. Whatever battle of this life you are facing now, know it belongs to the Shepherd of our souls.
NBC has a hit with their show, “The Biggest Loser”! It’s still on, right? Like Season 163 or something …? If you couldn’t recognize sarcasm printed in black and white, suffice it to say that I’ve never agreed with the show’s concept or it’s execution.
Q. My grandson was just diagnosed with autism. My daughter said it wasn’t really autism, but Asperger’s. Could you explain the difference between the two?
Pus is an exudate, a protein rich fluid that includes dead white blood cells (wbc) and bacteria and or parasites. It can range in color from yellow, white, brown, to green. The color depends on the bacteria causing the infection or substances made by the wbc to kill the bacteria. A collection of pus in an enclosed space of the body is called an abscess. Abscesses are very common in the skin, but can also be found in solid organs (brain, liver, lung, etc.). Other terms for an abscess in the skin include boil, furuncle or carbuncle.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
Q. My husband had heart by-pass surgery two months ago and appears to be recovering well physically. However, he’s lost interest in most of his usual activities and complains frequently about being tired and depressed, and that is not improving at all. Could his depression be related to his heart surgery?
Q. My mother is in her late 80s. She is asking me to come home and live nearby because she is depressed. I’ve begged her to take medication, but she won’t. Although I’m divorced, I have a settled life in another state. I don’t want to relocate right now. What can I do at 55 to satisfy my mother and keep my own independence?
Body image. A topic fraught with danger! While I certainly don’t have the answers to deep-seated psychological issues, I’d like to — ever so gingerly — dip a toe into these waters.
I taught high school for thirteen years. I loved it until I saw the winds of change blowing in…most of my teaching time devoted to state testing preparation. I decided to leave while I still had more good memories than bad ones.