Leaning Into Fear & Anxiety

"I’m Only 23."

That was what I told Chaplain Wil Gardner when he offered me a job as a chaplain at Simmons back in 2010. I tried to talk him out of hiring me. I asked him if I could come back in 30 years when I had enough life experience to do and know everything that this job requires of you.

He said what eventually made me commit to Simmons, “Nick, I don’t want to hire you based on what you know. I want to hire you because of how you learn.” That’s what I needed to hear. I just turned 30 yesterday. I thought alot about how much I have been able to learn and how God has really transformed me through books I've read, personal experience I've gone through, and the chance to walk alongside people through some of their most difficult and challenging moments. God has been gracious and the growth has been significant.

Stressed Out

A wise person once said that the human body is made up of 80% water, so we are basically just cucumbers with anxiety. (That’s funny right there. If you can’t laugh at that, this blog is for you.) Everywhere I go, it seems that people are stressed out and anxious about everything. The worst is when I’m by myself looking in the mirror...that guy drives me nuts! I find myself stressed out and anxious about things all the time.