Category Archives: Fear

Becoming

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.” —The Velveteen Rabbit My four year old sat holding a toy … Continue reading

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Wanting to say “no” is enough

. You want to say “no.” You want to say “no,” but you feel like you can’t. You want to say “no,” but you feel that you shouldn’t. You want to say “no,” even though… even despite… even if… Yet … Continue reading

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Move Closer, Stay Longer

I recently read a book by Dr. Stephanie Burns called Move Closer, Stay Longer. According to her biography, Stephanie Burns has devoted her life to understanding the adult learning process and helping people reach their goals. In her book Move … Continue reading

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Do not worry about tomorrow…

A few months ago, I heard an interview with Jonathan Fields in which he said the following: “Fear is an anticipatory emotion. Once you’re in the moment and you have the ability to actually respond to what’s in front of … Continue reading

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Feeling Fear

. A few days ago, a friend recommended a book called The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.  The book is essentially about overcoming the force which always seems to keep us from doing our work, living our dream or … Continue reading

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Responding to “false doctrine”

  Recently, one of my favorite Christian authors, Glennon Doyle Melton, announced that she had divorced her husband of 14 years and is now in a relationship with a woman. This, just a few months after another of my favorite … Continue reading

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From the back of the horse

. There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~John Lubbock Thoughts run frantically through my mind, carried by a whirlwind of emotion.  Irritation and anger, sadness and worry, hope and … Continue reading

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