Trusting in God Amidst Our Fear

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of a health scare. What started out as a simple doctor's visit turned into a series of tests, waiting, and more tests. I think that I began to worry when my doctor started the conversation with, "Before I continue, you have to promise me that you won't freak out." What?! Looking back on the situation now, my fears seem overblown, but I must say that I was truly terrified for a few days. I had already thought of the worst-case scenario in my mind, and in those … [Read more...]

Talking about Sandy Hook

So what happened on Friday in Newton Connecticut is really, really heartbreaking.  I tried my typical approach of turning off all news to shield my heart from too much sorrow.  Unfortunately, everywhere I turn people are talking about Newton and the tragedy that happened there.  I stopped looking at Facebook because I thought I might have an anxiety attack on Friday evening.  But then I heard about the massacre at the local food store, from a friend, and again when I went to Church this mor … [Read more...]