Bible quotes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

The number one fear-buster

Perfect love.  Is there any such thing? Human love, though delightful, is flawed, weak, imperfect.  Human love grasps at perfection but never makes the cut. God’s love, however, is perfection entirely.  God’s love changes a person’s life, and does something amazing. It casts out fear.  It expels it entirely as we lift it, week-kneed, to… Continue reading The number one fear-buster

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

When you are afraid, who do you trust?

Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Listen first, bounce later

My little ones were bouncing on the trampoline, beckoning me over for our afternoon ritual. We like to play a game of ‘mimicking’, where we take turns devising a unique jump or dance that the others can imitate. I finished what I was doing, then bounded on to the trampoline, enjoying the feel of flying from one end of the circle to the… Continue reading Listen first, bounce later