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For material based on today's Acts text, see "Logos and Logos," May 25, 2003, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Feeling stressed? Congratulations. You are a typical American.
Over the last several decades, the United States has become the world champion in the stress category. According to the American Institute of Stress, stress-related illnesses cost the American economy $300 billion in medical bills and lost productivity every year. Forty-four percent of Americans feel more stress than they did five years ago, and one in five people experience "extreme stress," which includes symptoms like heart palpitations, shaking and depression. Three out of every four visits to the doctor...