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Freedom From Pettiness

“Stop making such a big deal of things,” my husband, Steve, reprimanded me a week ago as we rode in the car on our vacation up to the Midwest. “You were the one who started this,” I insisted. I reminded him of how our latest … Continue reading

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Three Words From the Lord

“I lift these people up to you,” I prayed. Silently I named those whose burdens I was carrying. “Lord, help me to let them go.” How often I had repeated that phrase at this altar.     Three words came to mind. Back … Continue reading

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Freedom From Fear of the Darkness

“I don’t think I can find my way back to my motel,” said the woman walking beside me as we made our way back to our cars.   She tripped over something on the ground and almost fell. I grabbed her arm to guide her toward the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Silence

One of my recent goals has been to spend more time being silent.  Step one is  shutting my own “I’m-talking-and-I-can’t-seem-to-stop” mouth. Next I get away from people. Going to a quiet beach or trail in the woods for a long walk works for me–away from all … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Fear of the Future

Lately as I’ve been dealing with fears, I see that many of them have to do with fear of the future. When I think of family and finances, worries about what will happen in these two realms can plague me. When … Continue reading

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Fear of Man and Telling The Truth

A while back I was writing an article about lying. When interviewing Christians, I was surprised many  insisted they must lie on certain occasions. As I reflected recently on what brought them to this conclusion, I discovered it was fear of … Continue reading

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Freed from Fear of Man

I can’t go out wearing this, I concluded. What will people think? Purple shorts, a sleeveless neon green top, and a bright orange beach visor was all I could find for my morning walk. Maybe I won’t wear a hat, I … Continue reading

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NOTHING TO FEAR

“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” I assured my five-year-old granddaughter, Destiny, in the lobby of the movie theatre. I hugged her as she tearfully whimpered, “I’m too scared.” For months we’d been dealing with this—her latest fear. She had … Continue reading

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Freedom from Fear

     Knee-deep in weeds, I picked the raspberries, eating almost as many as I put into the bowl. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something move. A giant black and yellow spider crept across its web a … Continue reading

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