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Posts Tagged: how can I overcome fear

4 Truths to Remember When the Wind and Waves Rage

  Living and traveling on a sailboat has given me a whole new appreciation for anyone who makes a living from the sea. Some days the water barely ripples and I’m able to sit in the cockpit and work on my laptop as Sailor Man guides us through BC’s islands. Other days, the wind and… [ read more ]

Hanging onto Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” ( ESV)   Does anyone out there remember the poster picture of a kitten dangling from a knotted rope, its claws embedded in the fibrous nub? It’s still… [ read more ]

The Key to Tranquility

  “Tranquility.” That’s the name of the sailboat moored thirty feet from ours. It’s the word I see every time I step outside. Perhaps the good Lord put it there to remind me that, no matter what the circumstances look like outside my safe bubble, I can possess “the quality or state of being calm.”… [ read more ]

God is Always Right, Even In the Shadows

  “…the Lord our God is right in everything he does.” ( NCV)     Life is stinkin’ hard sometimes. Sooner or later, we walk through the shadows where mystery shrouds our understanding. Our faith tells us that God is still in control, but sometimes our pain causes us to question His ways, and—dare I say it?… [ read more ]

Who Controls Your Destiny?

My first national television interview was in 2005. It was on “100 Huntley Street,” and we discussed my first book—10-Minute Time Outs for Moms.   There’s a three-hour time difference between British Columbia and Ontario. When I woke up in Burlington that morning, the alarm clock said it was 5:30 AM, but my body’s time… [ read more ]