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Posts Tagged: Moving From Fear to Freedom

Permanent Stain Remover

Sometimes our failures and mistakes blot our history like stains on a comfy shirt. We try hard to forget or remove them but nothing works. And so we go through life carrying a burden of shame, or we ask forgiveness over and over and over again. I address that issue in Moving From Fear to… [ read more ]

Facing the Fear of Rejection

At the request of Stonecroft Ministries, I’m producing a 7-part teaching DVD and study guide based on Moving From Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation for small groups. I’ll teach the sixth session later this week. It’s titled, “Will You Love the Real Me?” and addresses the fear of personal… [ read more ]

A Speaker's Confession

I hate it when I get soppy while speaking to a women’s group. Trouble is, I just can’t help it sometimes. Last evening I spoke to a group of about 30 women. We’d met to videotape session 4 for the DVD series based on Moving From Fear to Freedom.  The title was “Facing the Storms… [ read more ]

The Foibles of Human Logic

I’m sitting in the board room of “FamilyLife Today” in Little Rock, Arkansas, as I write this. Quite frankly, this feels like a surreal experience. Years ago I was a stay-at-home mom who padded our family’s budget by cleaning other people’s homes. Later, after we entered a year-round Christian camping ministry, I scrubbed pots and… [ read more ]

Perspective on Pain

Before launching into today’s devotional, I have a very special announcement! Stonecroft Ministries Canada asked me to write a study guide to accompany Moving From Fear to Freedom and to produce a 7-part teaching DVD. The study guide is in the publishing process now, and the DVD will be recorded live this fall. Would you… [ read more ]

On to Slovakia

Our team traveled to Budapest where we spent the night and then went separate ways the next morning. Gene and I caught a shuttle van to Kosice, Slovakia with one of our team members who will now minister there in an evangelistic family camp with five other Canadian volunteers. She was transporting her personal luggage… [ read more ]

Who's in Control, Anyway?

A recurring theme has brought me huge encouragement over the past couple of weeks. It’s all about God’s sovereignty in the lives of His kids. I’ve been pondering this truth…meditating on it…mulling over it. The result? I think I’m beginning to understand what it means to be still, to cease striving, and to know that… [ read more ]

Mother's Day Musings

Before writing Moving From Fear to Freedom, I conducted a survey of approximately 350 women ages 19-80. According to results, a woman’s #1 fear is the fear for her child’s well-being. One woman said, “I’m not even a mother yet, and already I’m afraid for my child’s safety.” It’s not just concern for their physical… [ read more ]

The Key to Moving From Fear to Freedom

This week I have opportunity to do three radio interviews based on Moving From Fear to Freedom. This morning’s interview was with http://www.wkto.net/ out of Florida. Had a great time chatting with the host and encouraging listeners to focus on God’s promises and character rather than on circumstances. Truth be told, I don’t think it’s… [ read more ]

Amazing Encounters and Encouragement

I came to Urbana ’09 to represent International Messengers and to answer questions/encourage students who are exploring options for their future. During Monday morning’s worship service, however, I heard the leader say, “God has brought you here for a reason. What does He want to tell you or show you?” Hey – that’s right, I… [ read more ]