NO FOOLPROOF FORMULA exists for avoiding worry, but scripture offers a few suggestions. The first is to become more aware of everything in our lives for which we are grateful — and to thank God for each one (1 Thess. 5:18). And the second is to keep returning our thoughts to that which is life-giving and hope-filled (Deut. 30:19-20; Phil. 4:8).
– Kim Barker, Linda de Meillon, Leigh Harrison
Birthed in Prayer
From page 113 of Birthed in Prayer: Pregnancy as a Spiritual Journey by Kim Barker, Linda de Meillon, Leigh Harrison. Copyright © 2008 by Kim Barker, Linda de Meillon, and Leigh Harrison. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
If you worry today, pray a prayer of gratitude. Share your thoughts.
The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
Exodus 14:22, NRSV
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This week we remember: Catherine of Genoa September 15).
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