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Fear

An Open Book

"If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." (John...

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On Board

"the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9) We had been in the midst of a tropical depression. Lots of gray, soggy clouds were sitting there not going anywhere. Day after day the rains...

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just a Spider

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18) I was sitting at the kitchen table finishing my morning oatmeal. A little taste of Autumn sadness had crept...

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I Lift up Mine Eyes

God gave me a powerful Psalm this morning. It wasn't the first time I had been given this text, and as I heard the familiar words playing themselves out in my mind, my thoughts went back to that day, over 40 years ago, when God first spoke to me through this Psalm......

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What to do with Fear

Fear is a funny thing. We can stand up strong in the face of the scariest moments, and crumble at the smallest detail. This was my experience as I went through cancer. Oh, there were moments where the fear of having cancer nearly overwhelmed me, but for the most part,...

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I Shall not Fear

Creases lined my doctor's face He took my hand in his Gently speaking, words thundering, he said “I'm sorry, you have cancer!' Questions raced through my mind Would I suffer with pain? Would I lose my hair? Would I die? Fear snapped like a vicious dog! Later, at home,...

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