Can I Be Rescued from the Quicksand of Anxiety? Psalm 40:11-17

Quicksand appeared in more than one television show when I was a child in the 60s and 70s. It served as a frequent plot twist. Many a heroic figure found him or herself sinking deeper and deeper. Or sometimes, the hero would discover someone else descending into danger. Whichever scenario unfolded, there were often guidelines … Continue reading Can I Be Rescued from the Quicksand of Anxiety? Psalm 40:11-17

Five Lessons Learned about God’s Love from a Sinner’s Situation – Psalm 51

(Man praying on a hill.) When I was in fifth grade, I peered in the mirror smiling and discovered that my teeth were coated with red dye in various shades. Plaque disclosing dye tablets had done their job. My reflection revealed a real lack of dental hygiene in my 10-year-old self. The plaque had been … Continue reading Five Lessons Learned about God’s Love from a Sinner’s Situation – Psalm 51

Can I Break Free from the Grip of Anxiety? Psalm 13

The armor of God The Oxford dictionary defines anxiety as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” My childhood was steeped in a tradition of ominous concern for all outcomes. My mother is particularly gifted in creating worst-case scenarios. She was an apocalyptic prepper … Continue reading Can I Break Free from the Grip of Anxiety? Psalm 13

Are You Giving Margin for Lament? Psalm 42

(Actual photo of the deer that treat my front yard as a salad bar.) Everyone I know experienced loss in 2020. Job loss, death, illness, cancellation of special events, long months of separation from loved ones, financial struggles, depression, strain on marriages, anxiety and more was served up in abundance to everyone. What do I … Continue reading Are You Giving Margin for Lament? Psalm 42