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Lenten affirmation, day 28

i have had a shitty week. I have been racked with fear, panic, and anxiety. All I can affirm right now is that I’m not going to beat myself up for feeling these things. They are real and raw. They are a part of my experience. I wish they weren’t but the sooner I own them the less they can control me. So, I own my fear, panic, and anxiety. And they will not own me.

Today I am thankful for the sun. I am grateful for meaningful work. I am grateful for people who are willing to go to bat for me. I am grateful for people who are willing to love me despite my neurosis. I am grateful for friends with whom I disagree and yet we still love each other fully. I am grateful for Kendrick Lamar, the Revivalists, and D’Angelo. I am grateful for Lola. 

About derricklweston

Father of two. I co-host God Complex Radio, a show highlighting progressive voices in the faith community. (godcomplexradio.com) I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. I like lots of stuff. Sometimes I write about that stuff.


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