Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Kicking the bucket

Nobody talks about it, but it’s firmly planted in the back of everyone’s mind. In fact, if you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, just bring up the subject. It’s uncomfortable. It’s awkward. However, I’ve often thought that strange. For something that is absolutely, 100 percent inevitable to every human being, every…

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The current divide in America

Are you deeply bothered by the current divide in America? I am. Winston S. Churchill once said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”  I believe the true divide between people is internal. It seems to me that what we are observing in the world and America is first a…

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117 degrees

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re in the middle of a heat wave. Now a heat wave in Arizona is different than other places. Currently, it’s 117 degrees outside as I write this blog. That’s crazy heat. That’s dangerous heat. There are warnings all over television and social media. This is life=saving information.  Stay indoors.…

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Bruised for our sake

In the world of politics, there will always be those who say they “feel your pain” but have not actually experienced the pain and difficulty you may be going through. Their statement might seem a bit disingenuous. Jesus is no politician, but when He says He feels your pain, He’s lived it. Isaiah 42:3 says…

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I don’t know what to do

“I don’t know what to do!” Have you ever said it? You’re at the end of your rope and resources. You’ve exhausted everything and still feel overwhelmed and afraid. I’m finding that in a world that changes from moment to moment (or should I say, from news cycle to news cycle) I’m saying it all…

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What’s your button?

Everybody’s got a button. You know, that one thing that really sets them off. We often talk in terms of “that guy really knows how to push my buttons.” The Free Dictionary defines this idiom as “drawing a strong emotional reaction from someone, especially anger or frustration. For example, My mother-in-law really knows how to push my buttons.…

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Life’s uncertainities

I’m old enough to remember what happened on November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I was in grade school, but I remember the fear and uncertainty I felt. All my classmates felt it as well. I also remember September 11, 2001. Four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States. This time as…

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When fear gets the best of you.

For the most part of our lives, we feel that we’re the only one who feels the way we do. For example, maybe you’re going through a health challenge or financial hardship and every cell in our body is declaring, “Woe is me. Nobody has it as bad as me. I’m sicker, I’m worse off,…

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ANXIETY!!!!!!!

I wrote the following couple of paragraphs in 2018, but I thought it might bring comfort considering the “anxiety the coronavirus is bringing.” Okay. It’s time for some gut-wrenching transparency. I’m afraid and I’ve spent the greater part of my adult life living with fear and anxiety. Does that surprise you… especially when you realize…

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Day to day anxiety

Those of you who fight anxiety on a day to day basis know this simple fact. It can raise it’s ugly head just when you’ve got a handle on it. In fact, you may find yourself dumbfounded…”where did that come from?” “I thought I was past that.” The hard reality is simply this, “there are…

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