When you might feel this: when you hear your parents' fight, when you're left home alone

How can you know this is what you're feeling? You might feel butterflies in your stomach, you might imagine things to turn out badly (for instance, you might think that if your parents' fight, it might mean they'll get a divorce)

What can you do to express this feeling in a healthy way? You can talk to Jesus about this, you can talk to your Mom or Dad about this, you can journal about this, you can list off five things you're thankful for, you can look up a verse about worrying (Matthew 6:34

August 31, 2009

(c) Elisabeth K. Corcoran, 2009

Elisabeth lives her with husband and children in Illinois.  She is the author of the devotionals, In Search of Calm: Renewal for a Mother's Heart (Xulon), Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom's Weary Soul (Kregel), and is excited to announce the fall release of He Is Just That Into You: Stories of a Faithful God who Pursues, Engages, and Has No Fear of Commitment (WinePress)After ten years of leading Women's Ministry and four years on staff at Christ Community Church - Blackberry Creek Campus over Adult Ministry and Community & International Impact, she is now devoting her time to speaking and writing.  Her passion is to encourage women and the Church, and applying her gifts to eradicating local and global AIDS.  You can learn more about Elisabeth at www.elisabethcorcoran.com or at http://elisabethcorcoran.blogspot.com/, and you can follow her on Twitter at ekcorcoran.