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Philippians 4:6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” I think we sometimes really get this verse mixed up, and read it one way but apply it another. We often are anxious about everything and not praying about anything. It’s so easy in this day and age to become anxious over everything, and rightfully so – the news is absolutely filled with disaster and tragedy. We fret about sending our kids to school, where the money for the next bill is coming from, our health, job security…

Ephesians 3:14-16 MSG “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father,  this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength” As a woman and a mother, I’m naturally gifted in the art of worrying. It’s a skill I’ve been honing and crafting for years. Day after day, I would spend countless precious minutes fretting and scurrying about, wondering when the next shoe would drop, and life would hurl another curveball my way. Now, I of course know…

“Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.” Psalms 91:5-7 There are so many things to be afraid of. The dark, spiders, heights or one of mine: wolves. While driving home from a youth function one evening, a Coyote crossed in front on me on the highway and my heart skipped a beat. It…