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Posts Tagged: Moving From Fear to Freedom

The Most Important Thoughts We Think

  Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. ( NLT)   I’m a huge… [ read more ]

A Glimpse into My Life as a Writer

I want to give you a glimpse into my life as a writer. Two weeks before leaving for Eastern Europe, I received a phone call from Harvest House Publishers. “Good news,” said Terry Glaspey, one of my favorite people in that company. “We want you to write the devotional you proposed recently.” I managed to… [ read more ]

The Beauty of Meanwhile: A Glimpse of God’s Work Behind-the-Scenes

Sometimes life leaves us baffled or bruised. We wonder if God is as wise as He claims to be, and we question why circumstances don’t happen how and when we wish they would. When I feel this way, I take courage from the Scriptures. Recently I read about the prophet Samuel’s boyhood. One word—meanwhile—popped up… [ read more ]

Do It Afraid

This is a post I wrote enroute to Europe on June 30th. It was originally used as a guest blog for another site. Thought I’d post it here for you today. Maybe someone out there needs this encouragement today! I’m writing this at 32,000 feet, somewhere between London and Budapest. My final destination is Resita,… [ read more ]

Facing Change with Confidence

Nearly two years have passed since a stranger’s phone call added a new dimension to my writing and speaking career. The stranger was a man from Toronto, a recent university graduate seeking to establish a marketing firm. He was exploring the possibility of promoting Canadian authors as experts in their field. “I found you online,”… [ read more ]

Highlights from Poland

Never would I have imagined that someday my husband and I would lead short-term missions teams to Eastern Europe each summer. But God had plans that took us by surprise, and wow, what a faith adventure we’re experienced for the past four years! We’ve returned home after 35 days on the road. Our travels took… [ read more ]

A Divine Appointment in a Polish Train Station

It’s now 1 PM. We’ve been traveling for nearly 5 hours. Our journey began with a one hour bus ride. When that ended, we hailed a taxi. The driver, who spoke no English, communicated that he would charge us 17 Euros. A Polish friend had told us to expect a charge of 20 Euros, so… [ read more ]

A Special Encounter

Saturday morning brought a very special encounter. The evening prior, I’d met a man named Chris who lives and works part time in Slovakia. We chatted for a few minutes and then he said, “I know a lady in this city who read your book, Moving from Fear to Freedom, and found it very helpful.”… [ read more ]

3 Truths to Help Us Overcome Fear

On Wednesday’s blog, I wrote about the simple but life-changing truth found in : “In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me, he… [ read more ]