Fear · Prayer · Trust

Pandemic and Panic vs. Perspective and Prayer

According to the CDC, roughly 56,000 people die from the flu each year. According to the NHTSA, 36,560 people died in car accidents in 2019. At the present time, there have been 12 deaths from Coronavirus in the U.S.  Yes, you read that correctly: that’s a two-digit twelve without any additional zeros.  It’s possible that the virus could become a pandemic. It’s possible that more will die. It’s possible that the fears are legitimate, but that could have been the case with Ebola, SARS, MERS, etcetera. I could panic… …Or I could face the fact that death could come at me in other ways—car accident, tornado, cancer, flu, etc.  Some things are just beyond my control. It's time to accept our limitations.

Christian community · Christian Living · Marriage and Family

How to Fight Through Fear and Flippancy In Parenting

We either worry too much or we don’t care enough. Inevitably, we put far too much stress on the unimportant while neglecting the important. We expect our chosen formula to yield certain results, only to find ourselves deflated when our fearfully and wonderfully made children don’t conform to the “norm.” How do we find the balance between fear and flippancy?