The root of worry, anxiety and fear

I’ve been writing about fear lately because it seems to be on the rise. Our world is full of stress, anxiety, worry, and just not knowing what’s going to happen and when. Are you anxious about tomorrow? Worried that you may not meet the demands of your life? Fearful of what “might” happen and of… Continue reading The root of worry, anxiety and fear

Do you struggle with guilt?

Do you struggle with feeling guilty about stuff, even if you’ve not done anything wrong? Does guilt motivate you to do things you would otherwise not do? Many Christians struggle with guilt. Does it have any place in the believer’s life? “Should” I feel guilty about anything? There’s a lot of subconscious feelings out there about guilt… Continue reading Do you struggle with guilt?

The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.

Human nature always wants to find a reason for things and point a finger (of blame) as to why something has happened. When we do that it sort of “lets us off the hook” and we feel better, even if only temporarily. I hear all kinds of things said today about why evil is running wild… Continue reading The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.

Do we know how forgiven and guilt-free we really are?

I’ve been keenly aware lately how what I really believe (not what I think I believe) influences life in every area. We have read these verses, and, thankfully many like them, over and over again. And yet, does the deep truth of them get into our every day lives?

1 John 3:18-22 – what loving in deed and truth means

“My little children, let us not love in word, or in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our… Continue reading 1 John 3:18-22 – what loving in deed and truth means

Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word

Have you ever wanted to read the Bible and felt a twinge of fear or distress, wondering if you were going to find yet one more thing wrong with you that needed fixing? Have you ever felt a sense of drudgery and duty in reading His word? You know reading the Word is what Christians… Continue reading Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word

The Feelings of Jesus

Have you lost sight of Jesus? Do you wonder if He knows how you feel today? Does He concern Himself with your life, emotions, or wounds? We’ve lost sight of the fact that He walked in our skin. Sometimes we avoid going to Him because we think He can’t possibly understand what our lives are… Continue reading The Feelings of Jesus