10 Scriptures for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

10 Scriptures for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

You know the Bible says “Don’t be afraid.” But sometimes anxious thoughts and feelings seem to overtake your heart and mind even when you don’t want them to. There are plenty of helpful scriptures for overcoming fear and anxiety.

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A Doctor’s View on Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Doctor’s View on Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cable news, your email inbox, the county health department, social media, and even the loud-speaker at your grocery store are shouting “Wash your hands!” “Practice social distancing!” “Stay at home!” As a licensed medical doctor (OB-Gyn), I strongly recommend you follow those pieces of advice. But more broadly, how can you maintain your health during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Letting Go of Worry during the Coronavirus Pandemic

As social distancing policies are extended and the number of those diagnosed with Coronavirus increases, fear and anxiety only get worse. How do you stop worrying when things are so uncertain? Clinical psychologist, Linda Mintle, Ph.D. joins Dr. Carol to outline what you can do to overcome feelings of unease on today’s episode. 

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Five Fear-free Strategies for Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis

The war against the COVID-19 coronavirus has intensified around the world as life as we know has changed. How do you cope when fear and anxiety seems to be the norm minute by minute? In today’s special podcast, Dr. Carol unpacks five strategies for you to handle the uncertainty.

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For a free download Your Prescription for Fear and Anxiety, text PRESCRIPTION to 44222.

To get our free 40-day email devotional series Freedom from Fear and Anxiety, text 40DAYS to 44222.


How to Break the Cycle of Overwork and Overwhelm

Does the daily whirlwind of life activities cause your greatest priorities took a back seat? If your life has become a never ending to-do list then this podcast is for you.

Joining Dr. Carol today is Chad Cannon, Chief Sales Officer of Michael Hyatt and Company to discuss ways to not let your to-do list dictate your life. 

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  • Check out the Full Focus Planner that Chad Cannon describes here.


Taking In Life: Part Two

If you’ve ever felt burnt out, emotionally drained or mentally exhausted, it can wreak havoc on your health, happiness, relationships and more.

In part two of today’s episode you’ll learn how to know if you’re suffering from burnout and the keys to experiencing the life that Jesus desires for you.

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Hello, my name is Dr. Carol Tanksley

I’m an OB-Gyn physician, Doctor of Ministry, author, and speaker. And I’m so happy you’ve joined me on this journey to live Fully Alive!

I’ve practiced medicine for 25 years (in Texas since 2005), and am board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. I currently practice part-time, providing short-term relief for other OB-Gyn physicians and hospitals. This provides the flexibility for me to do more of the ministry work I love.

While continuing to practice medicine, I also obtained an M.Div. (Master of Divinity), and then a D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Oral Roberts University, focusing on Christian leadership. My husband Al and I together produced a regular radio program “The Dr Carol Show” from 2009 until not long before his death in 2016.

Speaking, writing, and connecting with people both here and around the world lets me help men, women, and couples live more Fully Alive and experience the good health, loving relationships, and joyful spirituality that Jesus came to bring us.

I live in Austin, Texas, where I get to enjoy being Grandma Carol to four wonderful grandchildren.