Tag Archives: Fear

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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No one is perfect!

“We don’t see things clearly.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 In 2009 I published my first book, Incidents from the Church Office. Recently,  I found this note in a journal about my first publication: “I’m proofreading my book for the umpteenth time. … Continue reading

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Frozen peace …

“May the Master of Peace himself give you the gift of getting along with each other at all times, in all ways.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Today on a Facebook post, one of my cousins, “DB,” posted a picture of her … Continue reading

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Sleeping giants and dogs …

“Then David took his shepherd’s staff, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s pack, and with his sling in his hand approached Goliath.” 1 Samuel 17:40 We get slangs from incidents, … Continue reading

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