Category: Facing Fear

When I Have No Words

Anxiety is an emotion I know all too well.  For many years, I have struggled to choose faith over fear.  I can go weeks without feeling anxious, but then there are times when I feel like my anxiety threatens to crush me. For the past couple of weeks, I have felt the familiar grasp of anxiety taking root again. ...

No Ipod Needed

I have been spending most of my quiet time lately in Psalms. It seems that no matter what I read, I keep coming back to Psalm 27:13-14: I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; ...

Finding The Ponies

I work in affordable housing. I spend my days looking for potential sites, reading regulatory documents, running numbers, filling out paperwork and trying to make deals competitive so we will be awarded funds to build apartments.  No two deals are ever the same and my day looks different every single day. I am the nerd who loves ...

A Lesson from an Airplane

I hate flying. Actually, is there a word stronger than hate? If there is... I "that word" flying. As much as I hate flying, last week I had no choice. A couple of my coworkers and I had to be in two different cities in one day. Driving would have meant 10+ hours of car ...