Posts by Jessica Smartt

Today’s Truth

In the future, when your children ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ you are to tell them, ‘The waters of the Jordan were cut off…”

Joshua 4:6-7

Friend to Friend

Sometimes, I wake up to worry. I haven’t even opened my eyes before the anxieties wash over me. Some are weirdly specific (“What if my husband dies?”). Some of them are vague. (“Am I doing enough as a mom? A Christian?”)

As an anxiety expert (unfortunately), I know there are a million reasons for it and a million tricks to help it.

There is one, though, that consistently trumps my yet-to-be-troubles, and that is this: remember. Remember what God carried you through. Remember how He showed up last time. Remember the answered prayers. Remember, remember, remember. It’s remarkable how this recalling to mind calms my body and lifts my soul.

We humans aren’t so good at remembering, and I believe that

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8