A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
We have been listening to Christmas music since late October. While I haven't tired of the music itself, I have noticed the excitement that first accompanied those joyful melodies, has begun to wane. A spirit of reflection has replaced the excitement, bringing many happy memories to mind. These memories however, eventually lead me back to... Continue Reading →
That day, I allowed a tiny seed of doubt to be planted in my heart. That tiny seed then began to grow, until it bloomed into an ugly blossom of worry.
Watching the car steer off the road, I looked at the driver. Her eyes were closed, her mouth gaping open. She was unconscious, and she was about to hit a telephone pole! Adrenaline rushed through my veins, and I quickly made a u-turn. By the time I managed to get back to the run-away car,... 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.
Anxiety physically affects people in many different ways. It is usually not the same from one person to the next. Symptoms of anxiety can range from very mild (headaches or nervousness) to very extreme (panic attacks or inability to function in society).
15 years ago, I was involved in a serious car accident that had caused me to have a tremendous fear of driving. For several days, this fear held me captive in my own home.