Trainwreck of Thought

There is a great deal out of our control.  But it often seems that these things beyond us take up so much of our brain space, that the things in our control go off the road and into the ditch.

I don’t know about your brain, but mine is really bossy.  It often goads me with petty concerns and slights, while remaining completely silent on the things that really matter.  I can become so utterly wrapped around the axle about the uncontrollable that I am almost unable to function.  More thinking does not help in this matter, it merely ramps up the anxiety and panic.

All I know to do then is to put the burden down, walk away, and pray. Pray for the grace to catch my breath. Pray for the grace to clear my head. Pray for the grace to take the next step.  Even if that is standing still.



About stalbansparish

St. Alban's Parish is a vibrant and diverse Episcopal Church in Washington, DC near the National Cathedral. We come from every walk of life, every culture and context, and every corner of this region. St. Alban's Parish is active in the city, engaging social issues, and making the reconciling love of Christ known in word and deed. We have ministries for children, youth, young adults, adults, and the elderly. We have outreach programs that address homelessness, poverty, the environment, and hunger. We believe in being open and inclusive to all people no matter disability, age, income, gender, race, or sexual orientation. We welcome the faithful, the seeker, and the doubter, because God's embrace is wide, and God's good news is for all people. We want you to come, participate, grow in God's love, and become a part of the Body of Christ at St. Alban's!
This entry was posted in Annemarie Stroud. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Trainwreck of Thought

  1. Susan Muncey says:

    I hope that I can remember your words of wisdom when I have the anxiety so badly that I don’t function. Thank you for your words of wisdom!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s