Category Archive: Anxiety

Dec 28

Faith or Foolishness

  Part 1: March 2017 It seemed like an awesome opportunity! I had connected with a non-profit organization working in Iraq and they expressed interest in bringing me out there to provide trauma training. Since I was already planning to go in the summer to Africa, I suggested coming “on the way.” But the heat …

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Nov 10

Reactions to Trump’s Victory: Learning from African Elections

In 2013, I was living in Kenya while their presidential elections were looming. Everyone was remembering the previous election in 2007, when violence erupted and over 1000 people died in the aftermath, as tribal differences were triggered. As expats, we had our contingency plans set up, but were mostly expecting to hunker down inside our …

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Aug 07

Trusting God’s Supply (The Perfect Prayer: Part 2)

Jesus started His “sample” prayer with centering on God, both in His holiness and His grace to accept us as children. He then shifts to the practical, where we often find at the forefront of our thoughts. The God of Provision Jesus continued (Matthew 6:11): “Give us this day our daily bread.” In many ways …

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Apr 26

Waiting on the Lord: The Counter-Cultural Discipline

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, take heart, and wait for the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14) After finishing my year overseas working at a counseling center for missionaries, I arrived in the USA with very little idea of what lay ahead, but a wide variety of options seemingly available. I hoped connections at an upcoming conference …

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Oct 05

Do Not Be Anxious

So often we find ourselves in circumstances outside our control. We speculate the outcome based on past experience and current information, often attempting to make accurate predictions of what will happen next. Last Spring (2013) I was in Kenya for the presidential election. Tensions ran high as people remembered the bloodshed from the previous election. …

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