Finding Teachable Moments in Culture
From YouthWorker Journal and YouthWorker.com
What Tangled Webs
What Invading Spiders Can Teach Us About Fear
By Paul Asay
It’s two months before Halloween, but no matter: Rowlett, Texas, is looking pretty creepy these days. The Dallas suburb has the long-jawed orb weaver to thank for it.
Drive down CA Roan Drive in Rowlett, and you’ll find the trees there are covered in gigantic webs—some 40 feet tall—and filled with thousands of spiders that got together and built a gigantic, creepy communal home.
It’s not the first time Rowlett has been home to these massive webs. In 2007, nearby
Lake Tawakoni State Park welcomed another infestation of long-jawed orb …show more content…
What are you scared of today? What are you dreading? What would you like to run away from, and why? Why does it make you fearful? What might help you ease that fear?
Have you ever been scared of something that turned out to be not such a big deal?
Have you helped your friends through their own fears on occasion? What did you say to help them?
Has your faith helped you through scary times? How? Do you think God is with you when you’re scared? Do you ever feel His presence? When?
What the Bible Says
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and