It was January of 1993 – the lonesome stretch of winter when the novelty of the season has worn off and everyone knows there’s still a long way to go until spring. I was between college and seminary and traveling around with a Lutheran Youth Encounter team. I’ve shared with you stories of those years … Continue reading What Does God Say About Fear, Anxiety, and Worry?
Anxiety and Worry…What does the Bible say?“An anxious heart weighs a person down, but a kind word cheers” (Proverbs 12:25, NIV).“I sought the LORD, and the Lord heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say about Anxiety and Worry?
The panic attacks began one sunny autumn Sunday morning shortly after I arrived at that church. Nothing unusual was happening – it was a Sunday like every other Sunday. It was during the final morning service when one moment I was reading the text, the next I felt my throat constricting and my breath slipping … Continue reading Panic
A friend asked me to write a blog post for his blog (http://transformation-is-real.com/). I was happy to be asked because I love to write, but I found this assignment taking me on an emotional journey. I'm glad to share it with you and even more glad to be telling this story from where I am … Continue reading Transformation is Real