anxiety

Amazing Grace, anxiety, Faith

You are not your Anxiety


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In an earlier post I called anxiety the great imposter. It’s a class-A actress. If anxiety were to audition for a role, especially one that involved threat of death or insanity, suffering, and plain-old-pain, anxiety would secure the lead. Because anxiety doesn’t just effect your mind, it inhabits your body too. Something a lot of people might

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Amazing Grace, anxiety, Faith

To the Believer who thinks they have to hold it all together: It’s okay to be not okay


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        Psalm 139:12 Romans 5:8-10         2 Corinthians 4:7 On those days (or weeks, or months) when it feels like darkness is a swooping bird hanging over your head that just won’t let you go, remember: It’s okay to be not okay. Really. Believers aren’t called to be un-feelers,

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anxiety, Faith, family adventures

As long as she carried that torch: An illuminating tale from a family holiday


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It began simply enough, as significant events often do, with an exchange of gifts between young neighbour-friends on our shared front-lawn before we departed for an early holiday. It was starting to rain, and we adults were pondering the vicissitudes of the sky, when upstairs neighbour O, the eldest of the clan of kids, appeared with her signature

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