Trusting Him at All Times–Even with Car Repairs

Car Troubles – Time to Worry or Pray?

I drive a 1994 Acura Integra which I purchased in 1997. It is in great shape, and I still enjoy driving it. Last year I was driving in town, and my car lurched violently two or three times. I thought to myself, “Was that a problem with the car, did I hit some bad potholes, or did my right foot have a spasm?” It did not happen again that day, so I thought nothing more of … [Read more...]

How to “Be Present” This Holiday Season

How to "Be Present" This Holiday Season

I’ve been fighting a rising sense of panic this fall. Maybe that’s an overstatement. (Me? Never!) But whenever I glance ahead at the calendar and the looming *gulp* holidays, I feel overwhelmed…and tired…already. This is not normal for me. I am an extrovert with an addiction to holiday decorations. I love big, messy, loud family and friend gatherings from Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

For Better or Worse: What to Do When “Worse” Gets Real

For Better or Worse: What to Do When “Worse” Gets Real

In the summer of 2012, we took a cross-country road trip. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina, after eating a big breakfast and then trying to read in the very back seat of the minivan, our daughter got carsick. This was a turning point in the life of our family. Not for the kid who vomited scrambled eggs all over herself, but for her brother, who witnessed … [Read more...]

In Sickness & in Health :: Anxiety, Depression & Panic Attacks

In Sickness & in Health :: Anxiety, Depression & Panic Attacks

You stare into each other’s eyes, more excited than you’ve ever been, as you repeat your vows—“in sickness and in health, for better or for worse…”—never expecting the “sickness” or “worse.” A few months go by and you find your wife sitting in a corner, crying. She can’t tell you why, and you have no idea what to do or how to help. We’ve been there. Many times. … [Read more...]