Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
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
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
Radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, used to have a popular segment called, “The Rest of the Story” in which he would give behind-the-scenes stories on fascinating bits of history, culture, or news. These background details sometimes solved a mystery or altered the way we viewed the … [Read more...] about Living in Mystery
Around this time last year, I was trying to think of goals for myself for 2018 and what I wanted to accomplish and strive for. The word that kept coming back up over and over was “discipline”. So, how was I going to strive on working on discipline in my life? How about run a … [Read more...] about The Temptation of Giving Up
With coffee in hand, I rummage through my work bag to find my favorite fine point pen. Onto the bookshelf to retrieve my Life Application Bible and my journal de jour, I am now armed to do battle. Sometimes the battle is offensive: taking the hill of a major goal or life … [Read more...] about The Battle of Anxiety and How to Win it