Tag: anxiety

These Last Two Years

I feel like I am not caring for Matthew well (because I am trying to work at home) and I feel like I am not doing my job well (because of all the time Matthew’s care requires). It is exhausting and I fear I may end up in the hospital like Matthew’s Direct Service Provider,…
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I Wish I Hadn’t Worked So Hard

Here is our second post based on the wonderful article the Top Five Regrets of the Dying.   This article gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to living life fully and abundantly.    We hope that you’ll be inspired by its wisdom and what it teaches us about what really matters in life.  Each day we’ll continue…
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Stricken with Self-Doubt

Who am I to get something published? Who am I that anyone would care to read what I thought? Who am I that anyone would care what I had to say? And pay money for it?As the World Series starts tonight, we thought of Justin Verlander, 29, the incredibly successful pitcher for the American League…
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The Past Does Not Equal the Future

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive…
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Overwhelmed and Overloaded

We fear doing too little when we should do more.  Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less. -Robert Trout When I (Michael) had just begun my career as a pastor, I was twenty-seven years of age.  I was assigned to serve three churches in rural north-central Pennsylvania.  We had two…
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One Bad Month

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.      Martin Luther King, Jr. August was not an easy month for me (Michael).It started our okay – with my wife’s birthday and few problems on the horizon. But then it went downhill. Fast. Furiously: • My 96-year old grandmother, who has been in…
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Trust – Connecting the Dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.      ~Steve Jobs Lately we have had many conversations with…
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Worrying Our Lives Away

Don’t worry, about a thing, ‘cause every little thing is gonna be alright. ~Bob Marley It was my senior year of college, final semester, and I (Tom) was a nervous wreck.  I had recently returned from a six week reprieve touring, studying, and exploring everything the city of London had to offer.  Now, in the…
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Roller Coaster

Now that the summer tourist season is in full force here in Hershey, Pennsylvania, we can hear all day and into the night the faint roar of the rides, the whistle of the steam train and the music of the stadium concerts from HersheyPark, the chocolate-themed amusement park, within walking distance of Michael’s house. We…
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Hindsight is Always 20/20

Hindsight is always 20/20.     Billy Wilder We have all heard that old adage – “hindsight is always 20/20”.   The older we get and the more experience we gain the more we see how truthful that adage is.  With age, we hope, comes maturity and with experience, we hope, comes greater wisdom.  We’ve all had moments in…
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