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Fear

All Our Anxieties

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7 NIV) The Greek word for anxiety is "merimna" which means to be distracted or divided, to fall apart or to be split into pieces. It is a good description of something that we all experience when...

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What to Do When Fear Attacks…

It will be Memorial Day in the United States at the end of May. Are you celebrating Memorial Day? Or are you trying to remove the memory of the personal battles that you sometimes fight, but often lose? Not long ago, I sat at the gate, waiting to board the last leg of...

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Getting THrough Tough Times

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV) "Getting-through times”, those times we go through that we have not chosen and...

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It’s Against My Religion

You've likely heard the phrase, “It's against my religion”, used as an excuse to avoid unpleasant tasks. You'll also know that religions tend to have forbidden practices. That's true across the branches of Christianity. Can you think of any that apply to you now? Or...

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Afraid

"When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome ... went to the tomb. ... And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, 'Do not be alarmed....

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A Far Better Companion

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NIV) I was dog sitting for my daughter the other day while she got some work done in her house. ...

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Lenten Devotionals: Understanding

"And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to His disciples, 'Sit here while I pray.' And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And He said to them, 'My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain...

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Love Over Fear

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1 ESV) "You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you." (Deuteronomy 3:22 ESV)Wake up sleeper, open your...

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