Tag: Anxiety

The Healing Power of Light

I had a wonderful quiet time with Jesus this morning.  It wasn’t too quiet. Usually I try to be silent in the morning, but today was different.  With all the talk of COVID-19, economic disaster, and world hunger swirling in my head, I woke up afraid.  What is the antidote to fear?  Faith!  When I … Continue reading The Healing Power of Light

DON’T LET YOUR LIFE BE STOLEN BY FEAR!

Fear is a sneak thief! He has an especially wicked trick. This bandit manages to steal things from you that you haven’t even gotten yet! Most thieves come and take away your possessions. Fear steals your potential. He interrupts dreams with twin terrors: fear of failure and fear of success. He doesn’t care. He’s just as happy to … Continue reading DON’T LET YOUR LIFE BE STOLEN BY FEAR!

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 40

Today is the final day of the 40-day challenge to find more joy in life.  I began this project on February 26, 2020—the first day of Lent.   The world changed radically over the course of those 40 days.     It began with naiveté as I went about my daily life with a sense of safety and security.  … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 40

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 39

Marie Kondo has told us to part with any of our possessions that do not “spark joy.” Anyone who hasn’t been under a rock knows that a cluttered space robs you of your peace of mind.    Clean fresh space, clean, fresh mind.  At least that’s the assumption.  On Day 39 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 39

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 38

Gratitude is a mainstay of joy.  How can you be truly satisfied and content if you don’t recognize the gifts in the small, everyday blessings of life?  Lack of thankfulness leaves you disgruntled and resentful as you look past the good things in your own life at the abundance you recognize in your neighbor’s life. … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 38

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 37

Throughout 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, the message from Tom Newberry has been that everything starts with your thoughts. To clarify, he states, “Because of thinking, we feel certain emotions.  As a result of these feelings, we engage in certain behaviors.  And these behaviors accumulate and produce the conditions of our lives.”  This philosophy … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 37

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 36

Today in my quiet time, I was thanking Jesus for the things he has taught me about relationships. Many of the lessons were learned the hard way. Sometimes thought I had learned a lesson only to fail the test when given a chance to practice it again.  I couldn’t understand why I kept meeting the wrong … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 36

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 34

On Day 34 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry tells us that thinking like God thinks makes us more joyful.  Really?  Isn’t God angry?  Isn’t he hypercritical, watching us closely to catch us messing up?  Isn’t he ready with his lightning bolts to strike us down when we fail? We know he is plotting his revenge for … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 34

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 33

What is your goal for the COVID 19 Pandemic?  It sounds like a silly question.  The survivalist in me just wants to live through it with my finances and relationships intact.   On Day 33 of 40-Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry offers another option.    Newberry states that people are presented with a situation.  This worldwide crisis would … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 33

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 31

Self-discipline means choosing your actions based on your decisions and goals rather than letting your emotions run the show.  That’s the word for today from Tommy Newberry in 40-days to a Joy Filled Life.  He states, “Self-discipline occurs in the moments when intention defeats indulgence, when mission trumps mood, and when spirit conquers sentiment.”  Without self-discipline, I … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 31