Biblical Quotes for Lent: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent.  Up until recent years I never paid any attention to the Christian tradition of Lent.  Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  Lent begins with Ash Wednesday in order to […]

A Prayer Asking God to Live in Us

This is a prayer from the Book of Hours in the 16th century: God be in my head, and in my  understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be in my end, and […]

Self Help for Panic Attacks: How to Pray and How NOT to Pray When You Feel the Overwhelming Symptoms of Stress

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words …  Romans 8:26 (NASB) Knowing how to pray just before or during a panic attack comes from understanding the nature of […]

Bear One Another’s Burdens Even With Self Help for Panic Attacks

Help Your Husband Understand Panic With These 3 Steps Lack of participation in family outings, too anxious or too exhausted for intimacy, feeling out of sync with the rest of your family, and isolation from family friends are just a few of the ways that frequent panic attacks impact a husband and wife as well […]

Biblical Quotes Can Be Confusing: Luke 16:1-15 Jesus’ Parable of the Shrewd Manager

Here is One of the Biblical Quotes That Has Puzzled People for Centuries:  The Parable of the Shrewd Manager 1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an […]

John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding, Part 3 of 3

The Scriptures now also were wonderful things unto me; I saw that the truth and verity of them were the keys of the kingdom of heaven; those that the Scriptures favour they must inherit bliss, but those that they oppose and condemn must perish evermore. Oh! this word, ‘For the Scriptures cannot be broken,’ would […]

John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding, Part 2 of 3

And now I found, as I thought, that I loved Christ dearly; oh! methought my soul cleaved unto Him, my affections cleaved unto Him, I felt love unto Him as hot as fire; and now, as Job said, I thought I should die in my nest; but I did quickly find that my great love […]

Part 1 of 3 — John Bunyan Had Anxiety Issues: Can You Find Where?

John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding Part 1 of 3 A PREFACE OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF, AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM GOD HATH COUNTED HIM WORTHY TO BEGET TO FAITH, BY HIS MINISTRY IN THE WORD CHILDREN, grace be with you, Amen. I being taken from you […]

Biblical Quotes: Freedom

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free.  Stand firm, therefore, in your freedom and do not let anyone make you a slave againg.”  — the apostle Paul