Six years ago my life was changed by a call to wholeheartedly “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14b). I did not go looking for peace, I was just trying to survive a high-risk pregnancy. But thankfully God knew what I needed to survive life.
For several years I prayed for peace, I studied peace, I meditated on scriptures about peace, and I read books about God’s peace. In the process I learned that peace plays into just about every area of my life! Continue reading “Where It All Began”
I used to spend a lot of time on Worry Lane. If my husband was 5 minutes late, I had already planned his funeral, panicked about finances and figured out how we would go on after his death. If I encountered a difficult situation, I would continuously re-play the events in my head. Many times I made myself physically sick by worrying about the “what ifs”. Continue reading “Bye Bye Worry Lane”
Last night the power fluctuated. When it came back on, the back-up sump pump alarm was going off. There is no off button on the alarm. It is a high pitched, piercing noise that can be heard in every room of our house. We bought it 10 years ago, and it has saved our house a few times, but it makes me crazy. Home Depot was closed, so there was no fixing it tonight. Continue reading “Make it Stop!”
An overwhelming fear came upon me as I contemplated my future finances. At the time we had two lovely children with one on the way. Did I mention that I am the sole breadwinner in our family? Continue reading “Overhearing but Ignoring”
I sent my child to school the first Monday after the Newtown events, and I was not afraid, I did not worry, I was not anxious. I sent my child to the day of the Mayan “end of the world”, and I was not afraid, I did not worry, I was not anxious. Continue reading “Anxious No More”