Have you heard of the phrase "mom-guilt"? That phrase pretty much applies to me on a regular basis. Like, when I'm sitting at the dentist office, listening to the hygienist reprimand my 8-year-old for not flossing. Yup, that's mom-guilt. I really should physically go in the bathroom and make sure he flosses. Or at the... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I went on a missions trip with my youth group to Europe. We visited missionaries in the Czech Republic and Austria. It was an adventure that changed the course of my life. It was my first trip outside the United States, and my first time flying. I worried for weeks leading up to... Continue Reading →
Discontentment will always be a virus that infects our Christian lives from time to time. We must seek the Holy Scriptures for the cure to this virus of discontentment!
Those of us who experience true anxiety know what “triggers” are. Something as simple as a sound or a smell can instantly trigger anxious thoughts, feelings, and even full-blown panic attacks. It can take weeks to overcome the anxiety that resulted from one trigger. Several months ago, I witnessed a car accident. A woman coming... Continue Reading →
There is no doubt in my mind that I will one day walk on a street of gold. One day, a hand that was once nail-driven to a wooden cross will reach out to me, and lead me Home. I will see my Savior face to face, and I will enjoy eternity in Heaven with... Continue Reading →
I have wondered if this was the moment He began to carry the weight of sin for the entire world! How did Jesus respond to anxiety? He prayed, and He continued on with His task.
If we are going to carry Christ's burden, which He promised was easy and light, we are going to have to lay down the burdens and cares of the world. It is when we try to carry around both, that we often find ourselves struggling with stress and anxiety.