Category Archives: worry

Putting It Simply

“But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42, ESV I tend to over-think things a lot. Everything … Continue reading

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The God of Coincidences

“For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:25 In the spring of 1995, I was taking my family across the border into Mexico to live. All we owned was what we … Continue reading

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I Came to Love You Late [Regret]

Regrets are a funny thing. You really start to gather them when you get into your fifties. They are a bit sticky, once you have them, they’re hard to get rid of— (kind of like dog hair on a nice … Continue reading

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Straining at Your Oars

“He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” Mark 6:48 It is good for us to know that Jesus sees our labor and effort.  He perceives all that concerns us, and he knows the … Continue reading

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The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear of Death [GotQuestions.org]

Question: “How can I overcome the fear of death? How can I stop being scared of dying?” Answer: Even the most secure, devout believer can have occasions when they fear death. It is hard-wired into our systems to avoid death. And … Continue reading

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Panic Attacks Understood

Anxiety (panic) attack symptoms can feel awful, intense, and frightening.  The good news is that while they can seem serious, anxiety attack symptoms aren’t harmful in and of themselves. That is sonething to remember. Because there are many medical conditions … Continue reading

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