Shared with the Group:

"I certainly do not think that anxiety is automatically a bad thing -- it's what you do with it or what it does to you. One of the things that it can do is cause you to worship false gods. For example, a legitimate concern for the future can, with the assistance of anxiety, lead to the worship of money. I might think that I'm being responsible, but over time a preoccupation with family finances can take over my life." 

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Fear Not! A Series of Reflections

There are 10,080 minutes in every week. That’s 10,080 minutes that are often stress-filled and anxiety-inducing. We’re going to take 40 minutes each week, on Wednesdays this fall for rest and renewal. We'll focus on scripture, music, and reflections from the Christian tradition that can help us become centered, even within an un-centered world. Join us, 8pm on Wednesday evenings in Gardner Hall.   

Share Your Story

Are you willing to share your own stories of how you have struggled with, confronted, and/or overcome anxiety in your life? Feel free to send our pastors a message, using the form below. If you're willing to share you're story with others,let us know that too. 

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Shared with the Group: 

  • "At the end of the day, I try to look back and write down three good things that happened during the day. This way I can go to bed focused on what was good rather than what was bad." 
  • "I certainly do not think that anxiety is automatically a bad thing -- it's what you do with it or what it does to you. One of the things that it can do is cause you to worship false gods. For example, a legitimate concern for the future can, with the assistance of anxiety, lead to the worship of money. I might think that I'm being responsible, but over time a preoccupation with family finances can take over my life." 

(Submitted via website form above. Feel free to join the conversation!) 

Some Helpful Books about Anxiety and Faith

"Martha, Martha:" How Christians Worry by Elaine Leong Eng, M.D. 

Season of Peace Devotional: 100 Inspirational Messages to Help You Find Peace from Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks by Russell Pond

A Story about a Famous Football Coach Struggling with Anxiety, Work, Life, and Family: 

"Urban Meyer Will Be Home for Dinner" by Wright Thompson