How I Found Peace In The Storm Of Anxiety

A year ago today, I had an anxiety attack in the happiest place on Earth.

Lauren and I were in Orlando for a conference and were looking forward to an adventurous, all-expenses-paid tour of Epcot.  Lauren, far and away the Type A, detailed-oriented planner of our family, had done hours of research online and developed a strategy for our day in the park.  She’d gone so far as to create her own map that plotted out the specific dishes and drinks she wanted to sample at each of the park’s “countries.” Continue reading →

Here By Thy Great Help I’ve Come

I just need to give God some praise right now.

It’s been nearly 4 years since I stepped away from one of the most thrilling and incredible chapters of my life and moved into the uncharted territory of serving in youth ministry.

All along the way, God’s been really, really good.  He hasn’t always shown up exactly when I want Him to (nor has He answered prayers the way I thought He would), but He’s been faithful through it all. Continue reading →