Forgetting the Fear

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10When Elizabeth Barrett married Robert Browning, her parents disapproved of the marriage and disowned...

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Your Choice: Fact or Fear

Each day I have two choices.I can wake up in fear the same way I struggled to fall asleep the night before or I can fight the demons who hold me back, slow me down and confuse my mind with lies.Facts are undeniable truths. They cannot be bent or twisted to fit our...

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Chastened by a 12-Year-Old

Luke 2:49 – "Why were you searching for me?" [Jesus] asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" (NIV)These two probing questions, spoken by Jesus to His fretful parents, are found in the one and only account of Jesus' youth. I admit, for years, it...

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Hope Beyond Yonder

How Can I Conquer my fears?While visiting Hopewell Furnace in Pennsylvania, we encountered a gentleman disguised as a union soldier. He explained that the Civil War took quite a toll on the soldiers. Most of us don’t spend much time dwelling on our eventual death, but...

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Putting on My Glasses

I was in the middle of a delightful dream last night when suddenly a loud CRASH startled me awake. The dogs in my bedroom all started to bark loudly. With my heart pounding I stumbled out of my bed and stubbed my toe on the dresser. I yelped and hopped on one foot as...

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