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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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Jesus Freaks

As a young teenager, I took music lessons at a local music school. My teacher, a nice young man and very patient instructor, surprised me one day by venting against Jesus Freaks.  Not being committed to my faith and questioning Christian teaching, I was afraid to...

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Conspiracy Theories

Each time I turn on the radio or internet, I am inundated with news about Covid-19 and new developments. It seems my social media feeds are peppered with conspiracy theories which verge on the scary but are closer to ridiculous. There are accusations of government...

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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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