Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it, Worry, Fear and Anxiety

Where It All Began

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”

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Bye Bye Worry Lane

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”

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Make it Stop!

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!”