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Grace in Goofiness

My parents have three daughters and a son. We girls were, and are: rule-followers, studious, somewhat-to-highly anxious, bookish. Two of the three of us skipped a grade and became valedictorians of our high school classes, while the other was the salutatorian, and all of us were the kind of students that teachers would leave in charge […]

photo by Josiah Miller

Mary, Martha, and the Humanity of Anxiety

Anxiety is technically defined as: Noun: 1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune…2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness… The psychiatric definition is this: “a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.” I would like to suggest that this mental disorder is simply “being […]