Anxiety sounds like such a mild word for something that wreaks such havoc on our emotional, spiritual and physical health. It has become such a common term to say “I am having an anxiety attack” or “I am stressed out of my mind”. When our friends or family say how … [Read more...] about If Nothing is Different, Why am I so Anxious?
Four weeks ago our son had a brain hemorrhage. It still feels surreal to say that. He’s 14 years old and in good health. There was no brain trauma or anything evident that would have caused it. It just happened. People say we’re only one phone call from our knees. Mine … [Read more...] about When Faith Becomes Real
Everyone has wondered at one time or another why they do what they do. Or why don’t they do what they know they should do. It’s frustrating because we do know ..... we know what we should or shouldn’t do. So why don’t we? Yes there is the whole habit issue. … [Read more...] about God Dependence: How to Stay On His Path
When this time of year comes around, there seems to be an endless run of graduations, sport championships, final exams, and award ceremonies. Our children’s performance is never more on display, and reminders of their achievement (or lack thereof) are never more present than now. … [Read more...] about Practicing (Im)Perfection With Our Kids
My parents have joked before that as a young child I was afraid of everything. Thunderstorms, dogs, even some of my family members, I was, as some would say, a scaredy cat. As the years went on and I became older, my fears evolved and changed. It became less about the … [Read more...] about Freedom Over Fear
We’ve all been there…facing down a challenge that we’re not sure we’re good enough to meet. For me, one of those moments came the year I learned to pilot a plane. While on one of my first solo flights I came across a situation that I hadn’t anticipated; and I felt like I had … [Read more...] about Fear of Failure