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Fear

Of Ocean Waves and Screaming Babies…

We were at a beautiful beach near Fort de Fleur-Epee in Guadeloupe when I first heard the screaming child. He couldn't have been more than 6 months old, just old enough to sit unsupported; and there he sat, screaming in fear, in about 3 inches of ocean water....

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What to do when Fear Attacks…

It's Memorial Day in the United States. 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 my trip home. I settled...

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How Does God Know my Fears?

"I can't remember anything lately," my friend said. "I think I'm losing my mind." Have you ever said that? Sometimes I'm tempted to think that getting older is a good excuse for all that begins to fail. But the good news is that no matter how many years go by, there's...

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Be Strong and Courageous Part 1

I am asking God right now what someone out there needs to hear, and the message is loud and clear: I have not abandoned you! This isn't a new concept, is it? After all, the scriptures tell us:"for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake...

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Be Strong and Courageous Part 2

Last week, I posted a short devotional entitled "Be Strong and Courageous". When I wrote it, I knew in my heart that God intended the message for someone in particular.... Little did I know that the "someone" was actually...me! We all know how much easier it is to...

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One Bad Apple

I was at my desk following my morning routine the other day. The screen reader installed in my computer readPsalm 34 to me. (This is because I'm blind and use a screen reader to operate my computer). So, there I was, delighting in God's Word while I munched on my...

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The Wrong Wolf 

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35) Ever since I was a boy, I have loved and...

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Friday the Thirteenth

I'm not superstitious. Friday the 13th means absolutely nothing to me, and if it weren't for the people surrounding me at work, it would likely go by without me even thinking about it. In fact, some years ago I wrote a piece entitled "Thursday the 12th" in which I...

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