Tag Archives: dealing with fear

Don’t be afraid

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 When you look at the world and your little place in it, it’s easy to feel small and insignificant. Especially in light of … Continue reading

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The little box that fear built

by Marti Fischer Fear, in my opinion puts us into a little box. Even though it is entirely too small for us to fit in, I think that, like a bully, fear chases after us until we jump into the … Continue reading

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Sound advice for all of us “supers”

Time, again, for that good advice from Elastigirl, the “super” from the film, “The Incredibles.” In this fast-paced animated feature movie, Bob and Helen Parr are retired superheroes trying to have a normal life blending their family into the suburbs, when … Continue reading

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‘Extra! Extra! Read all about it!’

It started with the police shootings in Dallas eleven days ago. That was followed six days later by the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France. Two days after that was the attempted coup in Turkey, and then yesterday, another … Continue reading

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‘Paranoia strikes deep’

In an article this weekend in The New York Times called “The Bad Faith of the White Working Class,” author J.D. Vance pointed out that the politi cization of the church has led to widespread thinking that the main enemies … Continue reading

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What to do with failure? Hide it? No, unless you like being alone to yourself. “So how are you?” someone inquires and you say, “I am fine. I am all right. I absolutely couldn’t be better.” And if pressed to … Continue reading

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We Have Won This War

Morning sun rising; there’s sleep in our eye And echoes of nightmares taunt us with lies But this is a new day; this is the dawn There is a new way calling us on We have won this war We … Continue reading

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Just as I was

Just as I am, though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. – from the hymn, “Just As I Am,” lyrics by Charlotte Elliott “Just … Continue reading

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