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Resources for Wellness

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Wellness in the Slovak Zion Synod

As people of faith, we’re called to steward all our gifts, including our bodies, relationships, money, and more. That means living well and caring for ourselves fully in mind, body, and spirit.

When We Don’t Live Well

As imperfect human beings, we often react from a place of insecurity when faced with multiple responsibilities:

  • We overreact.
  • We lose focus and discipline.
  • We listen poorly, distracted by our own concerns.
  • We tend to act as though we, alone, are in control.
  • We compare ourselves to those around us, worried that we don’t measure up.
  • We unfairly blame others.

When We Do Live Well

If we’re centered daily in faith and stewarding our gifts wisely, we’re better able to manage life’s challenges. Then we can:

  • Work from our values, strengths, and interests.
  • Accept our limitations.
  • Seek and accept help.
  • Forgive ourselves and others.
  • Focus on improving the way we do our job as a way to enhance the lives of others.

Using our faith is a good way to help overcome the challenges to living well. Intentional, daily practice can help us calm our thinking, clarify our relationship with God, and restore our sense of self. Less encumbered by fear and anxiety, we’re better able to trust our abilities, accept our limitations, and steward our gifts. As better stewards, we’re more likely to enhance the lives of others each day.

Portico Benefit Services offers several faith-based wellness-related activities to help you and the people you care about live a centered life.

RSS Daily Bible Reading

  • Judges 6:36-40
    ​Thomas, Apostle36Then Gideon said to God, "In order to see whether you will deliver Israel by my hand, as you have said, 37I am going to lay a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know […]