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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC JULY ZI, 1991 PAGE 7 / [L to R] Deacon Sam Hilburn, Bishop Andrew J. McDonald and Br. John Michael Talbot during a Mass at Little Portion Monastery during the annual gathering of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. Heat , ,e Fmrst General Chapter held during in b)_ ,, A,annual gathering at Little Portion ains asto, Eureka Springs - "God's not dead, He is nation. ospi' alive!" The chorus rang loud and dear McDonald celebrated Mass, which was Hos' through the wooded ~alley ofthe Little Por- also the occasion of receiving new members I ha~ tion Monastery, home of the Brothers and into the monastic and domestic expressions Set, Sisters of Charity. of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. ward Bishop Andrew J. McDonald clapped The Catholic-based, ecumenical commu- mith, and joined the enthusiasm of 300 partial- nity was founded by singer John Michael lined Pants of the annual gathering of cornmu- Talbot in 1980 as a place of prayer, contem- 1986 ~ity members .and friends from across the phtion and simple living. The community ,and Mm, gm~ irl/~r )h C~ _ Chances are, if you sleep well you know someone who doesn'L is re" Loss of sleep is normal if it happens occasionally, but if it is a chase Constant battle for you or your bed partner, it is best to look into vhicl~ the situation. Among the people who seem to sleep well are the snorers and 4 by kickers. If you more loud enough to keep your bed partner d the a~, regularly, you may have sleep apnea. With this condition, cared You stop breathing hundreds of times a night and often awaken ld to gasp'mg for breath. I W~a Kicking during the night is a sign of another sleep problem be hi Called nocturnal myoclonus. Both moring and kicking can signal d r~, Serious sleep distaxrbances and should be reviewed by your doc- ', " ~': tor or Sleep Disorders Clinic. 151, a Ifyou usual are up all night, you could have one ofthree types ~; the of insomnia (unnatural sleeplessness): ahrd Transient - lasts a few days as a result of minor stress inch as Daylight Saving Tune we, changes or jetqag. Short4erm - lasts over several weeks and is connected with the stress of work, family life r w'X or illness. Episodes often return. Long-term - lasts more than several weeks and is often related to physical or psychologi- ,corrThe cal conditions. eting - These types of sleep disorders can be caused/related to many things. To lower prob- were lerns with sleeplessness, try some of these ideas: bee~. Sleep Routine: Relax before going to bed. Have a regular time to go to sleep and get up. If you are unable to fall asleep, get up and go to another room. Stay up until you are mai~ sleepy, then retum to bed. If this fails, get up again. , the Physical - Discuss arthritis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, high t h~ blood pressure and obesity with your doctor to see how they relate to your sleep Problems. pal' - Caffeine - Caffeine, found in colas, tea, coffee and chocolate, can hinder sleep. Limit vhe~ them in your aftemoon and evening diet. Medi~om - Medicines found in many prescription and non-prescription drags such I sec as diet, pain, cold and allergy pills are stimulants. Discuss these drugs with your doctor or P t. pa# Nicothae - in tobacco can keep you awake. Alcohol - is a depressant that disrupts quantity and quality of sleep. )riot" If you are concerned about your sleeping habits, visit your doctor lsga or Sleep Disorders Clinic. Effective treatment is available. ,r. For more information, write: American Sleep Disorders Assodation, 604 Second St., SW, Rochester, MN, 5590'2. Li~ Calyrighl 1991 Fger 6. Assodates consists of modest buildings, orchards, veg- etable gardens, livestock, a retreat center, general store, and an emSronmentally sen- sifive infi-astructure. A centrally placed chapel is the hub ofactMty on the grounds. The June 2%27 event drew attendees from all six of its regions in the U.S. Com- mmfity business ~us conducted, and Tal- bot conducted teactfing sessions lxtsed on his books. OnJtme 25, the first Genoal Chapter of the conmltmity convened at Little Portion Hermitage. The General Chapter is the supreme au- thority of the community, nmde up of both monastic members-~ho live in alternative, intentional community- and domestic mem- bers - who live in their own homes. The vision of the community is "radical gospel living," according to Talbot. The General C~nstitufions say, '~]esus is our pri- mary example, the scripture is our primary rule, and our primary law is love." The com- munity emphasizes obedience to the Church. Ftrst on the agenda was the recognition of the canonical approval of the General Constitutions of the community by McDonald. Also discussed were the evange- listic missions of the ministry team through- out the U.S., the building of domestic cell groups, and the development of their houses of prayer to help facilitate this grow- ing movement in the church. The General Chapter was directed by Talbot, the General Minister, and was pre- sided over by McDonald's ~isitator, Rev. Alan McCoy, OFM. A Computer Store That Gives You Megabytes More THE MICRO SHOP, Inc. Phone 568-8023 * 8023 Chicot Rd. Little Rock, AR 72209 The kind of Service that you're looking for You're part of a family when you walk in our door. Call or come by and visit with any one of our family members JOHN BUSH MADELINE BUSH JIM BUSH JOE BUSH JAY BUSH BILL TRICKEY THE MICRO SHOP for all your computer and service needs NCCW Board meets in Oklahoma City Oklahoma City - The Ikmrd of Directors of the National Comlcil of Catholic Women held its recent board meeting at the arch .... diocesan Pastoral Center, here. The meeting w~s hosted by the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic .... Women of Okla- homa City. Its presi- dent is Margaret E. Brown of Clinton, OK. The prirnary buy Julia Sims iness concerned the NCCW's upcoming convention: finalizing bp laws and resolution drafts, making adjustments in the agenda and the raffle. The 45th Biennial C~nvenfion will be held in Dallas, TX, Sept. 15 - 18, at the Hyatt Re- gency. The theme, from Amos 5:24, is "Let Justice Surge Like Water." Mass for the NCC~ Board was celebrated by Archbislaop Charles A. Salat.ka of Oklahoma City. The Province of Oklahoma City is com- prised of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the Diocese of Tulsa mad the Diocese of Little Rock. Each is an affiliate of the NCCW. All Catholic women within the pro~nce are rep- resented by the Province Director, Julia Sims, of Benton, AR, who is a member of the Board of Directors. Pocahontas