Why Am I Anxious?

"How can I stop worrying so much?"


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…we do well to acknowledge how toxic worry really is and seek to reduce it by limiting our assumptions, learning to accept all possible outcomes, and saturating all of life with gratitude and generosity.
— Dan Collison

"Out of Breath in the Marathon Life"


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What does pressing toward the goal of the “heavenly call of God” look like for women who live their lives in a cloud of physical and mental exhaustion generated from the demands of their multiple and ever-proliferating daily responsibilities?
— Andrea Hollingsworth

"What if I don't feel I can trust anyone?"


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Philippians chapter two gives us a compelling picture of the real work of building trusting relationships. Its committing to a careful, cultivating, repeated practice of seeing one another, honoring one another’s stories and differences, learning together, and forgiving one another continuously as we seek to live Christ’ healing narrative.
— Dan Collison

"Humility: True or False"


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I don’t remember many… SPECIFIC moments from SPECIFIC sermons… BUT,
One that I DO remember well, is when a pastor said…
“How many people here struggle with pride?
NOW… before you answer too quickly,
a wrongly ordered “pride” can mean one of TWO things…
-Either you think too highly of yourself OR too little of yourself…
EITHER WAY, it’s all about YOU!!!!!!!
— Bruce Balgaard

"What do I do when I am unjustly persecuted by my religion?"


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One of the functions of community is to remind us of exactly that, that none of us are beyond correction. We can love each other and disagree but if our disagreements are rooted in keeping some people oppressed, there is no foundation for love.
— Saran Sidime