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Finding Courage in Life’s Unfamiliar Territory

One of my friends found herself in unfamiliar territory when her husband died suddenly.  They’d just put their house up for sale and signed papers with a contractor to build a new one. Now the major decisions associated with those plans fell on her. Her husband had always managed their family finances. Now that responsibility… [ read more ]

When We Feel Attacked

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve recently felt attacked on every side—another stress fracture in one foot, mouth sores, an eye infection, and a chest pain incident. I didn’t mention the near-miss car accident. And then there was the tumble I took on our boat-home. I’m sure my guardian angels received… [ read more ]

The Cross’s Power in Our Lives

The cares we bear and the pace at which we run can cause us to forget the cross’s power in our lives. This sad reality struck me as I packed a family member’s boxes for moving. My three-year-old granddaughter wanted to help, so I invited her to seal boxes with me. I taped the containers… [ read more ]

Weeding Out Fear

  Today I’m featuring a guest blogger who I’ve come to know online. Meet Elizabeth Veldboom–she’s a freelance writer and a student in Jerry B. Jenkins’ Christian Writers Guild. She has previously been published in Guidepost’s Angels on Earth Magazine and Susie Magazine, and enjoys blogging about helping others to overcome their fears. Visit her at… [ read more ]

Risks and Rewards

Without a doubt, risks can feel scary but they can reap huge rewards. Take parachuting, for instance. I’ve not done it (yet), but those who have rave about free-falling through the atmosphere until their parachute opens and wafts them to the earth. I ride a Gold Wing motorbike. Risky? Yes. But nothing beats the unobstructed… [ read more ]

My Secret to Moving Beyond Fear

Fear is a four-letter word. Imagine the difference if the human race could strike it once-for-all from its vocabulary. Alas – that’s not gonna happen so long as we’re warm and breathing. There’s an enemy prowling about whose desire is to prevent us from being all and experiencing all that God has planned for us…. [ read more ]

First Response

We can’t choose when the storms of life strike, nor can we choose their nature. But we can choose how we’ll respond, says Max Lucado in his new book, Fearless. When the wind blows and the waves thrash, we sometimes respond based on our emotions. We throw angry words at our husband and kids. We… [ read more ]