Guest posts are a blessing!

Some big changes are coming up in the next couple of months for Cast Your Worries. We’ll have an official logo, a snazzier layout, a new address, and more tools to help you strategically battle worry. There are some changes I just can’t wait to share!

Changes are a comin'!

I love the idea of guest posting. It’s such a blessing to hear other’s perspectives on worry. My take on life is as a 30 something mom…but not everyone is like me!

Each month, we will have a guest post. You will hear from moms, dads, men, professionals, teens, and more about their experience with worry and with God.

There will be two types of guest posts, intended to bless you with insights into worry and God’s faithfulness. Here’s what they’re about: Continue reading

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Speed Dating God

It’s been a crazy week.  I know, everyone’s crazy.  The major high holiday is only a week away, so everyone’s scurrying around stores, scouring their cookbooks for cookie swap recipes, and surrendering credit card information to Amazon.  I’ve been crazy for a different reason.  I was working on this Continue reading

Just Trust God

I have heard this so many times before…

Just trust God.

Not sure how to work out the conflict in your marriage?
Just trust God.

Concerned about a lingering bruise on your leg?
Just trust God.

Scared that you won’t have enough money to cover all the bills this month?
Just trust God.

Worried that you’re going to fail?
Just trust God.

Anxious about a family member who’s making poor choices?
Just trust God.

I often get this answer when I share a struggle or worry.  Continue reading

Enjoying My Lot

“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.”

Ecclesiastes 5:18

I woke up this morning angry that my kids were in my bedroom before 7 AM.  Their little voices pierced my eardrums and I felt like I was at a Metallica concert, front and center.  I jumped out of bed, grumbling all the way to their bedroom, where I slammed the door and climbed into their bed…only to be met with loud knocks and questions, “What are you doing in there?”

“Go away!” was my reply. Continue reading

Finally Home

I just got back last night from a trip to see family.  I loaded up the 3 kids and drove six hours to get us home.  Think of it as 3 trips to the zoo!  We passed at least 9 dead deer, one that was split in half (yikes!), and one that had its legs stuck straight up in the air. Continue reading

Thinking of Yourself Less

Mark 12:30 – 31

Jesus answered,

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no greater commandment than these.”

Sometimes I get this command confused.  Usually it’s more like,

Love your neighbor as yourself.Continue reading

How to Think Through Your Own Thoughts

We love fall at our house.  My Little Man in particular loves fall because of an awesome event called Touch a Truck.  Kids of all ages pretend to be construction workers, police men, farmers, and truck drivers by sitting in all of their vehicles…and honking all of their horns.  It’s an incredibly LOUD and festive day.  Festive until I started to notice the hazard signs on the vehicles.  Like this one Continue reading

Gonna Die on the Way

Hmm...I don't know about this zoo thing.

Hmm…I don’t know about this zoo thing.

Do you remember this song?  We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…

My song goes more like, “We’re gonna DIE on the way to the zoo, zoo, zoo”

In fact, the night before this zoo field trip, I told my DH I hoped it would be canceled.  Not because of the long day, or tired cries from a 1-year-old, or nagging to buy popcorn – or ice cream – or toys, or even the potential of a lost child.  I hoped it was canceled because I was scared to drive there. Continue reading

Dirty Little Secret

 

eye-716008_1280I have a dirty little secret. It’s not one I like to share with many people. Who likes to share their secret struggles? If I do tell somebody, I make excuses and exceptions, but inwardly I’m cringing with shame that now someone else knows…and is judging me! So I don’t want to talk about it too much, even though it’s something I battle daily. It’s a lonely world when you can’t share what keeps you up at night. And shame only adds to problem. So why bother sharing? Continue reading