anxiety, burdens, fear, worry

How to Stop Living in Fear

We don’t have to live in fear. Isn’t that great news? Yes, if only. In a previous post, “How Do We Fight the Fear?” we touched on specific types of fear. But really, when it comes down to it, fear is fear. Ever feel like this: Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, And horror… Read More How to Stop Living in Fear

christian living, faith, fear, Jesus, truth

When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

Have you heard the news? The world would have us shaking in our boots, and I’m not big on cliches, but this one truly fits. I know you don’t need details, because you’ve heard it all too. There’s no sugar-coating trials, storms, and evil.   We have been through traumatic experiences and we have seen… Read More When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

brave, christian living, courage, esther, faith, fear, fight, worry

How Do We Fight the Fear?

I have a memory to share: As a little girl, I remember telling my dad of a bad dream. Scared me silly. He said next time I have one of those dreams,  I need to force myself to speak to the scary and say to it you’re not real. This is only a dream, and… Read More How Do We Fight the Fear?

Change, christian living, encouragement, fear, God, lost, relationships, trust

Why Are We Afraid of Change?

We were out of milk. We were out of bread. A short window of time and a decision to make, I had two options: hit the closest grocery store where I shop less often, or drive farther down the road where I could shop with my eyes closed. Surely the advantage of knowing the exact… Read More Why Are We Afraid of Change?

baggage, christian living, encourage, fear, financial issues, God, Prayer, worry

What Are We Hiding? It’s Time to Seek

  What was your favorite childhood game? Hide and Seek tops my list. Talk about adrenaline rush; hiders frantically  scattering as the seeker shouts   “one, two, three,… ten; ready or not, here I come!” Stifling nervous giggles with hand over mouth, I’d slip behind a tree, or scurry inside and nestle tight between winter… Read More What Are We Hiding? It’s Time to Seek

christian living, encourage, faith, fear, hope

What Can Trials Do?

I was told it wasn’t personal, yet I felt betrayed. A half-my-life-long career began slipping away. I struggled to hold on, digging my manicured nails into it as my feet dangled in the air. Daily stresses stomping on my fingers, I held my breath in fear of the plummet. How could this be happening to… Read More What Can Trials Do?

called, christian living, emerge, encourage, fear, God

Could You Be A Certain Woman?

  I am filled with exuberance at the mention of  “a certain woman” in Judges who rocked the world of her people, literally. Who was she? When I get home one day, I hope to meet her, but for now I don’t even know her name. Here’s the passage: “Then Abimelech went to Thebez, and he… Read More Could You Be A Certain Woman?