Tag Archives: Fear

Remember when?

“Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young.” Ecclesiastes 12:1 I’m not sure why this scripture didn’t say, “Continue to honor your Creator all your life until you cannot.” I’m certainly not in the age bracket “young,” but I … Continue reading

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Spare the rod …

“Take a deep breath, God; calm down— don’t be so hasty with your punishing rod. Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning.” Psalm 38:1-2 I had a first grade teacher who used a ruler to … Continue reading

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The sky is falling …

“Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it…. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, … Continue reading

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Finding courage to trust …

“God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in sea storm and earthquake…. Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains.” Psalm … Continue reading

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Snakes…friend or foe?

Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy.” Luke 10:18 I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Start again …

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.” Isaiah 43:18 The past is behind us, and yet all too often, we go through life as if we have a rear-view mirror attached to the side of our head. … Continue reading

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Find an angel; be an angel …

“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.” 1 Peter 1:18 On the train, I met a young Chinese man going for an interview close to Penn Station. He was fretting over the pending interview, and I … Continue reading

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Money makes the world go around …

“Laughter and bread go together, and wine gives sparkle to life— but it’s money that makes the world go around. ”Ecclesiastes 10:19 I’ve never been comfortable with money. Perhaps it’s from growing up in a home with a lower social … Continue reading

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I’m willing, but …

Jesus said, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” Luke 9:62 It’s easy for me as a daily writer to procrastinate: “I’ll write later today” or the times I ask myself … Continue reading

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Better to be blessed …

“Take a good look at me, GOD, my God; I want to look life in the eye, So no enemy can get the best of me… ” Psalm 13:3-4 Who or what is your enemy? Most people don’t have enemies … Continue reading

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