Let’s go for a walk

Today, a friend of mine called me from Europe. He and another friend are backpacking the continent right; so as you can imagine, they’ve been doing a lot of walking.  I should preface: my friend has a bulging disc, which from time to time causes him biting pain. So, I asked the obvious, “How’s your back feeling?” “It…

Whatsoever Things are True: Thoughts on Anxiety

These past two weeks, I found out more than I ever wanted to know about this ill-fitting cloak labeled anxiety. I wore drooping eyes, wrinkled lines of worry, and a thick, blinding, unbearably heavy garment. Many times, I’ve talked with friends about their fears and troubles. I’ve attempted a couple mini intervention sessions. I’ve given pep talks. I’ve given…