Have you ever stood in the ocean right where the waves break?
If so, you have been pushed around by a relentless force. Even if you withstand the first few waves breaking on you, at some point you will have to surrender to the power and repetition of the ocean. It doesn’t matter how intelligent you are, how determined you are, or even how strong you are. The ocean eventually wins.
There are two solutions to this situation, you can go back to shore or you can move out a little further from shore. Either way, you stop getting battered by the waves.
Anxiety can cause a similar situation inside of us. The waves of adrenaline, emotion, and worry crash against us. At this point many people run back to the shore, it makes sense to get away from this overwhelming barrage. Unfortunately, we become conditioned to run to the shore over and over again, or in many cases we avoid the ocean (situations that cause anxiety) altogether. Other people stand their ground and fight the waves of anxiety at the exact point where anxiety is strongest. These people appear to win for a while, but eventual they succumb physically or emotionally to the breaking waves of fear. Continue reading
Many people know Dr. Seuss as a wonderful children’s literature writer.
Fewer people know of his artwork. Not only did Dr. Seuss illustrate his own books, but he also painted works of art that are in museums today.
In one of his best known pieces titled “A Prayer for a Child” he painted a cosmic picture of earth and Heaven with this prayer. Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those days?
Of course you have.
The truth is, even with a healthy prayer life, you will have rough days. We’ve looked at a few powerful prayers for new beginnings. Praying is a beautiful way to begin each day. Prayer anytime is great, but there is something special about ending your day with prayer. Continue reading
Saint Patrick is known worldwide for the day we celebrate by wearing green. Remembered as the Apostle of Ireland, there is far more to the story than just a holiday.
As a teenager, he was kidnapped by pirates, taken to Ireland and six years later miraculously escaped. Saint Patrick later returned to the country where he was held captive. But this time he was there as a missionary.
He carried a message of forgiveness and was famous for illustrating the Holy Trinity by using a shamrock. Continue reading