Tag Archives: Fear

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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Not just a beauty …

“But Queen Vashti refused to come, refused the summons delivered by the eunuchs. The king lost his temper. Seething with anger over her insolence …” Esther 1:12 Queen Vashti was a beautiful queen. After her husband King Xerxes had partied … Continue reading

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Pick a key …

“Don’t fear: I am First, I am Last, I’m Alive. I died, but I came to life, and my life is now forever.” Revelation 1:17 It seems fitting that on this last day of the month of writing about the … Continue reading

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Enter the stormy sea …

“Then he [Jesus] got in the boat, his disciples with him. The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat—and he was sound asleep! They roused him, pleading, ‘Master, save us! We’re … Continue reading

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Fear of flying …

“There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. 1 John 4:17 In today’s scripture, John explains the relationship between love and fear—the crippling kinds like fear of death and fear of judgment. Research reports that eighty-five … Continue reading

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Playing the “fear” card . . .

“I do admit that I have fears that when I come you’ll disappoint me and I’ll disappoint you, and in frustration with each other everything will fall to pieces—quarrels, jealousy, flaring tempers, taking sides, angry words, vicious rumors, swelled heads, … Continue reading

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Entering the valley of fear …

“The fights in the church and the fears in our hearts kept us on pins and needles.” 2 Corinthians 7:5 I worked in the church for nearly twenty years and saw my share of conflict. In one situation, several families … Continue reading

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Climb out of the boat!

Jesus said to Simon [Peter], “There is nothing to fear. From now on you’ll be fishing for men and women.” Luke 5:10 Jesus picked Simon’s boat to use as a stage to preach to the mass of people gathered on … Continue reading

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