Blind Spots by Tim Riddle & Fil Anderson ~ Book Review

Blind Spots ~ What you Don’t See Can Hurt You by Tim Riddle & Fil Anderson

Have you ever been in a car accident? I remember one specific time that didn’t turn into an accident, but it was close. As I was driving on the highway, I went to go to change lanes. I checked my mirrors and shoulder checked, but there was someone in my blind spot. I couldn’t see the car, so I proceeded to move over. Luckily, they noticed and laid on their horn. Accident avoided, but it shook me up a little bit. I had been diligent in looking, but there was that one blind spot I just could not see. This is what Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson’s book, Blind Spots ~ What You Don’t See can Hurt You, looks at in our lives and walk with Christ.

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In this book, Tim & Fil talk about how we have blind spots in our lives along the way in our journey with Christ and other Christians. Through true vulnerability and openness, as well as some humour, they walk us through different types of blind spots we may have and how we may discover them and address them. If we don’t know it’s there, how can we address or fix the problems.

Book cover of Blind Spots ~ What You Can't See Can Hurt You by Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson

I really love how honest these two are. The book is so relatable and that makes it easy to follow and read. And it’s challenging! Sometimes we’re happy with our blind spots. Ignorance is bliss, right? If we don’t know about it or know it’s there, then we don’t have to deal with it. But, eventually it will come to light, it’s easier to deal with a blind spot ourselves than to have it pointed out to us by someone else. If someone else points it out, especially when unsolicited, we can really put up our defenses.

But, how about asking for feed back? How about asking those we love and trust to point out our biggest flaws or struggles for us? Thinking of this terrifies me! I don’t think I actually want to know. But, like I said before, ignorance is bliss.

You can purchase Blind Spots ~What You Don’t See Can Hurt You, through this link at New Growth Press: I highly recommend it as we all try to walk this journey with honesty and integrity.

Peace through Anxiety

Living with Anxiety 4 Part Series

Well, it’s the final segment of my 4 part series on Living with Anxiety… Finding Peace through Anxiety. Anxiety does not have to define you. I am a Christian and I have anxiety. My anxiety doesn’t affect me every day, but it does on some days, some worse than others. I wanted to leave you all with a few verses that help give me peace when I’m in the midst of anxiety. Also, be sure to check out my post Fighting a Panic Attack: 4 Practical Tips.

Bible Verses that Help me Finding Peace through Anxiety

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

1 Timothy 1:7

“When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.”

Matthew 14:14

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:28

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11
Finding Peace through Anxiety

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

Matthew 6:25

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:1

In Conclusion

Friend, you are more than your anxiety. You are a child of God, you are cherished and loved. We live in a broken world and, unfortunately, some of us get to deal with the brokenness of anxiety and depression in our bodies. It doesn’t mean God loves you any less, or you’re a weaker person. If a person gets cancer, we would never tell them it’s because their faith is weak. Yet, some are willing to say that to those of us with the disease of mental health. It’s a double standard and it has got to stop!

1 Timothy 1:7 in Finding Peace through Anxiety

If you ever need someone to listen, support or encourage you… I will be here. I am always open to lending an ear, cooking a meal or doing whatever you need to feel God’s love tangibly right now at this moment in your life. Please, reach out to someone, reach out to me! I am sure there are many others in this community who would also want to come up along side you.

Much love to you my Friend!