Friday, August 31, 2012


On behalf of the Spirit Filled Second Episcopal District Women's Missionary Society we extend our love and support to the family of Dr. Henrietta Attles. Her sojourn on this earth was marked by the unselfish sacrifices she accomplished in the pursuit of missions. Among the pastors and first ladies whose lives she touched, she is most beloved. We thank God for the life and times of Sister Attles and may her soul rest in peace.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Take Care Tuesday

FACT: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women!
FACT: African-American women are 35% more likely to die from heart disease than Caucasian women!

Rosie O'Donell, a well known comedian and talk show host has recently been in the news. Ms. O'Donnell, 50, suffered what she called a "widow maker" heart attack a week ago. O'Donnell reports that she suffered some shoulder pain and mild discomfort after helping a larger person out of the car. O'Donnell assumed she had "pulled a muscle" and simply took an aspirin. The next day Ms. O'Donnell's physician diagnosed a heart attack. Doctors removed a large blockage from her coronary artery and had to insert a stent to keep it open.

Rosie O'Donnell's story should be a wake up call for all--especially women! We often think of the typical signs of a heart attack as being severe chest pains. Although chest pain can be a symptom of  a heart attack for women, often the signs can be more subtle. According to the American Heart Association women may also experience what are called "atypical" symptoms, including:

  • Back, jaw, lower chest, or upper belly pain or discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling Lightheaded
  • Indigestion (upset stomach)
  • Anxiety (feeling uneasy or worried)

Unfortunately, many of us tend to brush off problems that occur in our body, because we are too busy taking care of others. We must make our own health a priority. The truth is, you cannot take care of anyone if you are not here! If you experience any of the listed symptoms-- listen to your body! 

If you think you may be having a heart attack:

  • Call 911: You need to get to the hospital as quickly as possible. The longer you wait for treatment, the greater the chance of permanent heart damage. 
  • While you are waiting for the ambulance to arrive, chew an aspirin (unless you are allergic to aspirin, of course). This will help thin the blood and prevent heart damage.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Morning Prayer.....

Back to School Prayer

We thank you for the fragrance of a new box of crayons, Lord,
The rainbow in each perfect row;
Thank you for each bundle of snowy white notebook paper,
Awaiting fresh possibilities.
May they remind us that you make all things new and bless us with abundance,
Thank you for this ruler; for every eraser that tops every pencil,
May they help us remember to measure our blessings,
But never your boundless love for us;
To allow for the making of mistakes as a normal part of  human learning.
As we lay out our new clothes for these first days of school,
Help us to remember to put on Christ each day too,
And to "clothe the naked" as He asked us.
But mostly, God, help us remember
that Jesus is always our best and most devoted teacher-
That we never outgrow all his lessons on how you want us to live and to love.
                                                                 By Homefaith editor Mary Lynn Hendrickson

Monday, August 20, 2012


     This is the day that the LORD has made; 
     Let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it!!
       ~Psalm 118:24

We are excited to launch our 2nd District WMS blog. The purpose of this blog will be to educate, inform and inspire all who read it! Expect weekly posts on a variety of interesting and exciting topics. Topics will include: happenings of the 2nd District, health issues, spiritual tips and much more! We want to use this forum as a way to stay connected and committed!! We want your feedback and ideas. Please feel free to contact Robin Morton at with questions, concerns or suggestions for the blog. We look forward to sharing and growing with you as with (W)ORK to (M)AXIMIZE (S)ERVICE!
God Bless,

Dr. Pam