Category Archives: Fear

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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The Great Divorce

I’ve mentioned that Jon and I have been going to marital counseling, trying to learn how to be kinder, more honest and loving with each other (and ourselves).  Over the last year, progress has been slow and somewhat unsteady and … Continue reading

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A woman’s path to freedom

In a recent interview I heard Glennon Doyle Melton say that there are two important steps to true freedom as a woman. The first: Do it without asking permission. I recently went through a series of painful events that helped … Continue reading

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Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with social anxiety (all kinds of anxiety, really!)  In counseling, I’ve been learning that this anxiety leads me to try to figure out ways to control and manipulate the world around me in order … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Contentment, Criticism, Daybook, Fear, Inspirational, Perfectionism, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 6 Comments

How can they know if no one goes and tells them?

One question particularly troubled me after each suicide bombing, one I’d been asking for years: Did anyone present Jesus to that young person who blew himself up?  Who was going to the terrorists?  Was anyone prepared to confront them and … Continue reading

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“They”

Today I went to our local refugee center to find out how I can help.  There is no way I can describe the gratitude written all over the directors face.  I get the impression that they don’t have many people … Continue reading

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The Syrian Refugee crisis: we all have a choice to make

(photo source) At various times in our lives, my husband and I have looked at the decisions other families have made in their walk with Jesus and said – “NOPE.”  Not us.  Not ever. To our friends who left the … Continue reading

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