1. In Control?
    24 May, 2018
    In Control?
    And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Luke 12:25-26 Every so often I have a recurring nightmare.  This nightmare began back when I was a public school teacher.  And even though I’ve been out of the public school system for a long time now, I still occasionally have this same dream.  The details are not always the same, but the main gist goes like this: I’m
  2. A Good Word for an Anxious, Weighed Down Heart
    20 Mar, 2018
    A Good Word for an Anxious, Weighed Down Heart
    Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.  Proverbs 12:25  Has your heart ever been weighed down with anxiety? I know mine has. In fact, I'm dealing with that weighed down anxious feeling today. Maybe you are too. There are all kinds of things one can do to help soothe an anxious heart.   Take deep breaths. Exercise. Get enough rest. Limit caffeine. These things can help, for sure. But what if your heart is not just anxious, but weighed down by
  3. Pressure and Anxiety in Ministry
    13 Nov, 2017
    Pressure and Anxiety in Ministry
    Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food,
  4. Anxiety
    14 Oct, 2016
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I know what it's like to feel anxious. That uneasy feeling in the pit of the stomach. The raise in heart rate. The tension in my neck and shoulders. The mental distress and worry.   Yep, I'm all too familiar with it. And so