What causes you to fret? Better yet, how do you stop fretting?
Our insurance agency emailed me with information on how to post claims for Hurricane Florence. Not. a. good. sign.
I opened my browser to see the latest storm update. It looks like Florence has targeted our fair city.
We’re tempted to fret when pain or loss threatens us. The Bible tells us not to fret—because fretting itself causes harm.
Don’t fret and worry—it only leads to harm” (Ps. 37:8 NLT).
Our hurricane alert has reminded many of us of the devastation Hurricane Fran caused on her trip through Raleigh. Preparing for a hurricane is ripe with opportunities to fret—or not to fret.
I pulled in for gas and saw most of the pumps sporting hand-scrawled signs saying they were empty. The pump that still worked had only one of three grades left. I’d just returned from a long road trip and was driving on fumes. As my car drew closer, I began to relax—until I watched the car in front of me.
The driver opened her trunk and began to pull out large generator containers for gas while she waited for her car to fill up. The more containers she filled, the more fervently I prayed. After filling her fourth container she closed her trunk and gave me an apologetic smile.
I hoped that didn’t mean she’d emptied the pump.Continue Reading