Is Fear Threatening to Overwhelm You?

I was listening to one of my favorite Christian radio shows, and the topic that day was fear. I thought to myself, “I really don’t have a problem with fear,” but I listened anyway. Fast forward about 10 years . . . Now I can tell you about fear.

Help! I Can't Stop Overthinking!

Hands shaking, I clung to my iPhone as I searched the Internet. WebMD. Got it. A few seconds later, I found myself reading through symptoms of a brain tumor.

ODJ: New Address?

Move to a new home, or stay at the old address? This question filled my mind for several days as my husband and I discussed the possibilities. A handful of problems were obvious when we toured a prospective home. For instance, a pipe in the basement jutted up from the floor into the middle of a room. And there was an odd odour in the cellar. Still, there were new cupboards and beautiful w

ODJ: Worry & Anger

There’s a children’s song that goes, “Don’t you worry and don’t you fret, you know God has never failed you yet.” The same God who delivered the Israelites out of slavery can be trusted to go ahead of us—never failing or abandoning His children (Deuteronomy 31:6). But what happens when the stuff of life begins to sap our joy and fear comes calling? We can

ODB: Not My Worry

A man worried constantly about everything. Then one day his friends heard him whistling happily and looking noticeably relaxed. “What happened?” they asked him in astonishment.He said, “I’m paying a man to do my worrying for me.”“How much do you pay him?” they asked.“Two thousand dollars a week,” he replied.“Wow! How can you afford that?&

ODJ: no worries

How often do you find yourself worrying about something? We worry about tomorrow, the economy, our jobs and friendships. We worry about our kids, our parents and our health.One thing that life and more than 2 decades of counselling individuals has taught me is that people often feel anxious. Personally, I know I’m often caught in the clutches of fear and worry. Some of us have the tendency t

ODJ: pray and release

Author and speaker Mary Lou Quinlan claims that her mother “inhaled a worry and exhaled a prayer.” She says this because her mother had a habit of writing down prayer requests and

ODB: A Lesson In Worry

My friend handed me a tall glass of water and told me to hold it. The longer I held it, the heavier it felt. Finally my hand grew tired, and I had to put the glass down. “I’ve learned that worry can be like holding that glass,” she said. “The longer I worry about something, the more my fears weigh me down.”King David knew about fear. His whole life had been turned upside down. His son Ab

ODB Animated Video: Blessed Forgetfulness

Today’s reading can be found here Watch the animated video…