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Learning to fish
I am not much of a fisherman (never have been), but over the last few years, I’ve learned my share about where and how to do it. Not the physical act of fishing, mind you—rather, fishing the way Jesus taught us.
Let me explain. I own a consulting design business. A few years ago when the economy took a downturn, our clients started to pull back, and we felt that we were going to have to do some belt-tightening. As a Christian Scientist, I knew that I could work this out through prayer.
I had learned earlier that it was important not to let fear prevail or to start going through the “what ifs”: What if there is no business? What if I have to close the business? What if we use up all of our assets? . . . and on and on. These limiting thoughts would try to keep us trapped in a constant rehash of feared scenarios, rather than recognizing that God is in control, providing creative ideas for everyone. I knew that if I turned wholeheartedly to God, a way to keep this business going or to make a smooth transition for everyone would be revealed.
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About the author
Frank von Holzhausen lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
Carole Westman-DaDurka, Adora A. Robinson, Tami Moulton, Tad Baker
Answers from within
Maike Byrd, Staff Editor
Call on faith
Getting down to business
Learning to fish
Frank von Holzhausen
Prayer and our 'blessing business'
Betsie Ellington Tegtmeyer
Good is not seasonal
Rise up in thought and heart
Don't put happiness on hold
A spiritual lesson in traffic court
'Don't I know you?'
A cool healing
No room for food fear
Tireless prayer for endurance athletes
God–shepherding all of us
Face and shoulder healed after a fall
Recovery of strength
Grandson healed of cough and appendicitis
Simple answers, seismic solutions