What’s behind the name

Careful for Nothing is a blog about living a Christian life – the choices, the habits, the attitudes and the actions that help shape a life of faith.  I address practical things like prayer, discernment, forgiveness and doubt as well as basic Christian doctrines such as grace, sin, and redemption and how they intersect with every day life.

I chose the phrase careful for nothing because it characterizes for me what a Christian life should be like – without anxiety about anything.  It is found in the New Testament, in Paul’s letter to the Philippians:

Paul and Silas in Prison; Image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection University of Oklahoma Libraries

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (4:6-7, King James Version)

Paul wrote these words from prison, not knowing whether he would be set free or put to death.  He is proof that it is possible to be careful for nothing, no matter what we face in life, through faith in Jesus Christ.  I’ve got a long way to go before I can say that I am truly careful for nothing but by God’s grace I will get there one day.

Careful for Nothing is about that journey in grace all Christians are on, with advice about what can help and caution about what will only get in the way.  I welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics.  At the bottom of each page you can share your thoughts in the box marked, Leave a Reply.  You can even comment about what other people are commenting on.

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I pray that this blog is a blessing to you.  May the peace of Christ be with you now and always.

3 Responses to What’s behind the name

  1. Lois (Burton) Hossler says:

    Can’t wait to read your book!

    • Loey, Thank you so much for your comment. I’m delighted you visited the blog. I bet you heard about it from Siri. It’s been a while since we were all at Grace Church, NYC. I hope you and your family are well. Claudia

  2. lucy mugungu says:

    Claudia, praise God who has given you the strength to fight this battle and indeed you are going to win because the bible tells us that the battle is His and in Psalms 23 verse 4 that even though we walk through the valley of death we shall have no fear for He will be with us as clearly shown He was and will continue to be with you. When we all face challenges as they will always come I am praying that we get empowered with His strength as you did. We will continue in prayers for complete restoration, be blessed.

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