What to do When You’re Afraid

What to do When You’re Afraid

The year 2020 is over and gone. I can’t believe I am well and my family is safe. I am truly thankful for the blessing of health and safety. For me, 2020 was full of uncertainties and I realized that I feared losing my life. As a nurse working in a hospital setting, I am aware of the risk of acquiring certain diseases because of being exposed to var

“God Can’t Do That”

“God Can’t Do That”

It was one of those times when everything seems to go wrong at once. A broken relationship, dwindling bank balance, and dissatisfaction at work, among other things, left me wondering about my future and struggling with discouragement and anxiety. I would try to muster up my soul by reminding myself of encouraging quotes. “We have nothing to fear fo

3 Reasons I Choose to Be Thankful

3 Reasons I Choose to Be Thankful

Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the everyday things. For instance, I never thought to be grateful for sunshine, let alone to be thankful that I wasn’t allergic to those amazing sunrays. You didn’t know it was possible to allergic to the sun? Neither did I—until this year. Where I live (Phoenix, Arizona), the climate is hot and sunny about 36

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Several years ago we had a woodpecker living in one of the beautiful big pecan trees in our front yard. There’s one thing I know about woodpeckers: they peck wood. So it was no surprise to me to constantly hear this little guy hard at work on my tree. Very rarely did I see him, but I heard him—like a small pernicious jackhammer—destroying my tree.

Distracted, Anxious, and Alone

Distracted, Anxious, and Alone

Luke 12:38-42 is a story about “a woman named Martha.” In only four verses she is mentioned by name four times, receives Jesus into her home, and engages Jesus in a dialogue. Mary, her sister, is a mute character whose role in the story is that of a foil. We could say that Martha is the main character, Jesus is a prominent secondary character, and