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Posts Tagged: fear

How Shall We Respond to Paris Events?

  As I write this, the sun’s playing peek-a-boo through the trees in our yard. It sneaks past limbs, branches and leaves and silently streams through windows and blinds. It’s a welcome sight after a week of grey, wind, and rain. But today it’s so much more than that.   To me, the sunshine signifies… [ read more ]

How Does Busyness Hinder Us From Living the Deeper Life?

My days are now consumed with writing content to teach at a missionary training center in the Middle East next month. The theme: Creating a deeper life. I spent Saturday focused on the topic of busyness and how it hinders our developing a deeper life. As I prepared my material, I found it pointing directly… [ read more ]

3 Keys to Overcoming Fear for Our Kids’ Well-Being

I routinely meet women who express fear for their family’s well-being. They don’t call it fear. They dub it something more spiritually acceptable such as “concern,” but it’s fear nonetheless. How do I know? Because I’ve been there, done that. And I continue to face it even though my kids are now adults.   Today,… [ read more ]

A Surrendered Heart: A Key to Growing Deeper Faith

  At the beginning of each year, the Lord gives me a special word on which to focus. One year, for instance, He gave me the word joy. Throughout the next 12 months He taught me what joy meant using Scripture, songs, other peoples’ teachings, and life experiences. This year’s word is deeper.   I… [ read more ]

Does Our Focus Determine Our Future?

The story about the 12 Israelite spies checking out the Promised Land is a familiar one (Numbers 13:17-14:25). Upon their return, they report their findings to Moses and the masses: “We arrived in the land you sent us to see, and it is indeed a magnificent country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is… [ read more ]

Overcoming Fear in a Sometimes Scary World

When people hear about our overseas ministry travels, they sometimes ask us, “Aren’t you afraid?” They refer to our traveling in countries where we don’t understand the language, we (as obvious foreigners) must be alert to the risk of pickpockets in trains and train stations, and driving on narrow tree-lined highways where passing slower vehicles… [ read more ]

Online Interview Tomorrow

On Thursday, June 18, I’ll be interviewed by Linda Goldfarb re: overcoming the fears we often struggle with. You can join in with questions and comments by calling 347-215-7328. The interview takes place at 12 noon Central Time (that’s 10 a.m. PST).