Tag: worry

Is It True that Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop?

 April 25, 2023

Growing up, I can remember the phrase, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Don’t know who said it or how many times, I just know I heard it. Maybe from the sisters at St. Mary’s Grade School. Recently I read that when our minds aren’t busy working on something, they turn to anxiety and worry. […]

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The Connection between Worry and Control

 September 15, 2021

Do you worry about people and events over which you have no control? Are you stressed out from trying to control all those things you worry about? Tell me, are worriers control freaks? Is there a connection between worry and control? In high school I had this crazy idea. The things I worried about never […]

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Psalm 140: Early Conspiracy Theories

 September 10, 2020

The next four psalms in the psaltery, Psalm 140-143, are laments, perhaps in preparation for the explosion of praise and thanksgiving found in the last five psalms. Our psalm for this week, Psalm 140, reminds us that conspiracy theories are nothing new. With all of the conspiracy theories around, this psalm reminds us we need […]

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A Lesson from the Ostrich – Job 38:17

 February 13, 2019

Each Monday morning I spend an hour in quiet contemplation at the adoration chapel at St. Joseph church. I love this time. Time to just sit with God and see what God has in store for me. I usually read the psalm that I am blogging about that week. Little did I expect to learn […]

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Psalm 54: Can Lament Help Cure Worry?

 January 7, 2019

If it can be worried about, it must be worried about. That’s one of my life philosophies. Not that it’s a good one. Not that it was one of my own choosing. My mother, a champion worrier, handed this philosophy down to me. I wish I could be rid of this obsessive worry. I’m working […]

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Worry Beads

 October 7, 2017

Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7 Anxiety, creeping up on me, sneaking up till it grabs me by the throat, like a lion on the prey, swooping in to attack. Little fears and worries grow bigger in an instant. I find myself beset by worries and I don’t know what to do. So I […]

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