When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

Dreading Something in Your Future?

Are you dreading something that may happen in your future?  Read on…

Encouraging you to prepare instead of dreading an event on near a river.
Encouragement to prepare instead of just dreading on near a river. Notice the height of the snow outside the window!

Right now as I sit at my desk typing the wind is howling loudly outside in gusts over 50 miles an hour.  We have over 3 feet of snow on the ground in our yard.  So I am dreading tomorrow.

Tomorrow we may not have power.  Living in a small mountain community surrounded by trees and mountains and streams and rivers is beautiful most of the time, but sometimes trees fall onto power lines and cause us to lose our power.

So I am dreading the prospect of losing power in this freezing subzero weather. But worrying will not help us at all. All we can do is prepare the best we can by saving water in containers, having flashlights handy, charging all laptops and the Verizon hotspot, and praying that we do not lose power.

When you are dreading an event in your life, just remember that worrying does not help anything.  Worrying cannot prevent the dreaded event from occurring, nor can it help you if and when the event does occur.

Facing a challenging situation and not looking forward to it?  Just prepare the best you can instead of worrying.  Do everything in your power to be prepared if the event does occur, but do not worry.  And pray for God’s protection.

Soar like an eagle over life’s storms.  Prepare instead of worrying when you are dreading an event.

You might also enjoy the encouraging words in these Near a River posts:

Spending time relaxing in your pajamas has a powerful effect!

Remove what offends you from your life and move forward!

Worrying can be someone’s biggest problem!

Try to stay warm in these frigid temperatures!

If you enjoyed this post, remember that BJ writes children’s books. Her children’s eagle Near a River common core reading book is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Buy BJ’s  Near a River eagle reading book for a child you care about today!




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"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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