Running Scared

One of the most profound difficulties in my life is worry. It encompasses everything. There have been times in my life when I have worried about everything — usually those things that are most important to me. One of the worst parts of this past week has been the incessant worry that gnaws at my psyche and my soul. My worrying heart has a hair trigger. Anything can make me worry about whatever it is I’m worried about during that life-season.

Last week, in the midst of the darkness of worry God providentially led me to Running Scared, by Ed Welch, which I ordered from Westminster Books. I got it today.

In the Preface he says:

[This book] isn’t a series of steps to follow. Instead, it is thirty meditations linked by a common theme. After you read the “Initial Observations,” read a chapter a day. Don’t read the next chapter until you have spoken to someone about what you just read (10).

Of course, I hope to actually talk to people about this book, but I also hope to blog through it a day at a time.

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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