Reflections, Printable Prayers, and Movie Reviews About Anxiety (andthe thing I'm trying not to be anxious about)

Here are some Friday Seven Quick Takes for you . . . on a Saturday.

1. I'm at Blessed is She today, reflecting on Matthew 6:25-34. You know the one . . .

Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on.
Worry, on the other hand, often disguises itself as a virtue. We think we're being "responsible," or "realistic," or that it's just not something we have a choice about. We think of "not worrying" as a luxury reserved for unwashed people who follow Jimmy Buffet around on tour. But nothing could be more Christian than giving up our anxieties. . . . (read the rest here)
2. I made you a printable prayer to go along with it:

3. And this one was a reader request, but it seems to fit as well:

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For LOTS MORE free printable prayers, check out my Pinterest board.

4. Hey, speaking of anxiety . . .

The boys had the neighbors over to play Wii, and Jim had work to do, so Betty and I snuck out to see Inside Out and . . . we didn't love it. Everyone else in the theater seemed to. But for me, it felt angsty and private and like all this was none of my business. And kind of a huge bummer.

But, seriously, all other people seem to like it. So I'm sure it's just me. And the whole being a robot thing. We hate feelings I guess. Even adorably anthropomorphic feelings voiced by popular TV actors.

I kind of figured I wasn't going to be a fan, based on the advertising. But then I saw a snippet of Stephen Greydanus' breathless review, and wanted to give it a try.

I almost always agree with his reviews. But not this time. And on further reflection . . . he also really liked Brave, and I had similar issues with that movie. I refuse to let Pixar convince me that my children growing up is going to be a nightmare of fights, feelings, running away, and maybe me getting turned into a bear.

5. And the big thing about which I have been, um, THINKING quite a bit, but am, of course not at all ANXIOUS about, because it's all, totally . . . fine, and, um . . . God's will be done and all that.

After you're done praying for the important stuff, will you guys say a quick prayer for us? We may have put an offer in on a crazy house. Despite giving myself lots of good advice to the contrary, I may have allowed myself to get attached to it. It's possible I have been checking my email approximately every 4 1/2 minutes since Wednesday afternoon.

We hope to hear back from the seller's agent today.

Update: We heard back! Apparently there are seven bidders, and we all got the counter offer and are still in it. We are moving forward. But for now . . . more waiting.

6. You don't have to worry if you haven't done anything yet for Father's Day. I've got you covered.

With these free Father's Day Printables you can make a card at home:

Twelve Free Father's Day Printables

And here are some suggestions for movies:

Movies for Father's Day That Don't Hate Dad

And some advice, for mom:

How to Let Your Husband Be a Great Dad

7. Finally, mostly because I've had it stuck in my head throughout the writing of this post . . .

Please enjoy the music video for Bobby McFerrin's Don't Worry Be Happy, featuring the comedic stylings of the late Robin Williams, and Sesame Street's Mr. Noodle.

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