transcending anxiety part 2

In my previous post, I explored a way of approaching anxiety based on Paul’s words in his letter to the Philippians. You can find a link to that post here. In this entry I want to return to Philippians 4 and build on that approach. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)  Paul shows us… Continue reading transcending anxiety part 2

transcending anxiety

It doesn’t take much effort to find remedies, tips, and tricks for calming our anxiety. Now more than ever, we have boatloads of information coming from research, conventional wisdom, and the pulpit. However, for some, even after doing all we can, the anxiety sits right next to us, reminding us of what could happen and how powerless we are to prevent certain outcomes. It can be difficult to shake once we’ve felt it coursing through our nervous system. I want to turn your attention to perhaps the most well-known passage… Continue reading transcending anxiety

new wine, new skins

14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst;… Continue reading new wine, new skins