Friday Festival: Storms

When I was a child, at the first sign of the deep blue midday sky, my anxiety-ridden stomach would begin to churn.  I knew what was coming but didn’t know the severity.  Sometimes tornado sirens would wail in the background.  Other times, we would just experience a run-of-the-mill summer storm. After I moved to Florida… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Holy One who abides in my words- In my awkwardness and lovely lack of self-esteem, I second-guess the words which exit my mouth. Anxiety sets my mind on fire, igniting doubts, and the flames of overthinking spread rapidly. Reset my racing mind. Allow me to release the conversation. Relax my heart, and help me find… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who created the expanding universe and designed each atom which dances in our world- let’s talk about anxiety for a minute. Why is it that my mind churns night and day wondering and worrying? Why is my heart racing, and why do I feel overwhelming nausea? Why do I feel like I can’t move… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

“Do what scares you most,” they say. God, this is obviously creating a panic inside of me. I know tackling this fear is crucial to family and friends and my sense of call. I know this in my head. But my soul is cringing right now. The one thing that scares me the most creates… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Creator, who aligns my body, mind, and soul, My heart is racing right now. Palpitations have emerged victorious. Anxiety is my companion since childhood. As life progressed it has invited itself without permission. It has made me overthink, over-care, overwork. And sometimes baby steps have been the only way to move forward in life.… Read More

Friday Prayer: While I Wait

Lord, I don’t know what you want me to do, but I see people in pain- so I will tend their wounds while I wait for you.   I don’t know what you want me to say, but I hear people grieving- so I will listen to their stories while I wait for you.  … Read More