Tag Archives: fear

transcending

It has been an evolution for me as I have faced the unknown. As I have shared, anxiety had a stronghold on my life for over thirty years and nearly broke me. Thankfully, my husband reminded me that I was … Continue reading

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affliction and victory

This new year held such promise on December 31, 2016. It hadn’t been messed with or taken out of the box. It was full of hope, dreams, plans, anything was possible. Now, as we near the end of the second … Continue reading

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who are you?

Not too long ago, I was living with debilitating anxiety. The smallest things made my spirit cower inside; afraid to act, afraid not to act, not knowing how to act. I would become paralyzed by the very idea of making … Continue reading

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brave

The media would have us believe people are brave because they did something that looks more like a gimmick to attract attention than to take a stand for something or someone. Bravery, by definition, is courageous behavior or valor. To … Continue reading

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Never alone 

Standing in church some Sundays is complex. I am supposed to be settling in and focusing on God, today my heart was wandering. We sang something, I don’t recall the title, the artist, I do recall the sense of fear … Continue reading

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Abandon [****] All Ye Who Enter Here

I love classic literature. I am nearly obsessed with it. I want to own the book, hold it, read it, and hold it some more; any old printing, any first edition, from classic English literature to early American literature. I … Continue reading

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to-do lists

Run, run, run… there is still sun. Don’t stop, don’t wait, hurry, push, shove, move, grumble, complain.  “It’s not fair, it’s not going my way. Why can’t you do exactly what I want today?” So much complaining, not enough listening. … Continue reading

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sticks and stones

Most of us have chanted the childhood statement: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Those of us who are older know that the adage is quite false.  Words hurt, so do sticks and … Continue reading

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sunshine

As part of the bedtime routine I would pray Bible verses over our boys.  Verses that were about trusting God, growing strong in their faith, and truths about God’s character.  One of the passages I would pray over them was … Continue reading

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Tug of war

We are on the cusp of something amazing and as I reach for the blessings of a future that has been fought for, prayed for, cried for, and waited for, I feel myself being pulled backward toward the anxiety, the … Continue reading

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