Hints, thoughts, and Bible studies about a surrendered Christian life as an anxious person.

  • Anxiety,  Encouragement,  Soul Care

    The Power of Loving Jesus

    I’m about to release a book called Seen and Invited: Meeting Jesus on the Dusty Roads. The book walks through Jesus’s healings and interactions with people he met along the way–the blind he healed, the lepers he touched, the dead he raised. The purpose of the book is simply to help readers see Jesus’s deep Shepherd love for us and to know that love is still ours today. The book is somewhat light on practical application. So, the question is does loving Jesus and understanding Jesus’s love for me help me travel the rough paths of my life? Unfortunately, I got to test this in the past few weeks. During…

  • Anxiety,  Brain Care

    How do you Feel?

    When asked How Do You Feel? I had no idea. I had dropped my emotional life down to two options: I'm feeling anxious OR I'm not feeling anxious. I needed to change that.

  • The Power of the Pause
    Anxiety,  Lifestyle,  Soul Care

    The Power of the Pause

    After finding a phone app called The One-Minute Pause by John Eldredge and the Wild at Heart Team, I pondered the wisdom of the pause and many ways to incorporate holy pauses into my daily rhythm.

  • Do you want to get well banner, homeless man lying down
    Anxiety,  Bible Study,  Encouragement,  Lifestyle

    Do You Want to get Well?

    Jesus asks a lame man at a pool if he wants to get well. Turns out being healed can have unexpected consequences. If Jesus asks you if you want to get well, get ready for big changes not only in who you are but also in what Jesus means for you to do in the Kingdom.

  • Storm image for Don't be afraid post
    Anxiety,  Encouragement,  Soul Care

    Don’t Be Afraid

    True Confessions. When I read Don’t be afraid or Fear not in the Bible, I think of Jesus standing with his hands on his hips, frowning, scolding me. I mean, it’s a command, and it’s a command I break with frightening regularity, so Jesus is disappointed with me, right? Maybe angry? Someone recently helped me see these commands in a different light, and I want to share that light with you. (Thank you Carrie Mars for your devotion Calm Your Anxious Mind.) Picture the scene. You’re in bed in the dark, and a storm is raging outside. Wind pelts the house and rhythmically slaps rain against the windows. Shadows from…