Gospel Balm For Control Freaks Like Me

Laura Hendrickson

Like Martha of Bethany, I awaken many mornings “anxious and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41). I’ve learned that if I’m going to walk in faith, I must remember the “one thing (that) is necessary” (v. 42): sitting at the … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t God Take the Fear Away?

Laura Hendrickson

I chased the freedom from fear phantom recently, as I made a summary of my 2010 finances for my accountant. I hate tax time. It scares me to death. I don’t like being scared over a silly thing like taxes! Why … Continue reading

Chasing the Freedom from Worry Phantom

Laura Hendrickson

Do you ever say to yourself, “I just don’t want to have to worry about that?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “If (I, he, she) could just ____, I wouldn’t have to worry anymore.” Freedom from worry—who doesn’t want that? You … Continue reading

Asking God Why

Laura Hendrickson

When my son, Eric, was young, I asked God many times why he was born with autism. I wondered: why me? And why Eric? Why Did I Have to Suffer? I wanted to know why other mothers got to have … Continue reading