Tag Archives: Fear

Throw out your couch

Do any of these words describe your state of mind? terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding Is so, I can assure you that … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s question

How often do you ask the question: “Am I good enough?” Do you worry about being unmasked? Do you fear that you will be abandoned if the real you is exposed? At the pivotal point in the movie Cinderella (2015 … Continue reading

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Are you wearing a mask?

Do you ever hide your true self? Do you mask the real you and, instead, put on a costume designed by the expectations of others? Do you hide from God? Have you ever wondered, “Am I good enough?” Let’s take … Continue reading

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Are you Robinson Crusoe?

Do you live with any of these? anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, dread, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding These are synonyms for fear. If you’re like me, you’re no stranger to this companion. My speciality is fear of failure. … Continue reading

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Boy interrupted

If you’ve studied the book of Job from the Bible, you might have been left with more questions than answers. If you haven’t read Job, here’s the CliffsNotes version. Job has a comfortable life. The devil requests to intervene and … Continue reading

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Enemies at the gate

King David’s life was characterized by mountain tops and deep valleys. He wrote many of the Psalms during these bright and dark periods. Several express his state of mind while being pursued by enemies. Consider Psalm 3, for example. In … Continue reading

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White knuckle: A testimony

I was in church singing “King of my Heart” by John Mark and Sarah McMillan when I was struck full force by the song’s outro: When the night is holding onto me God is holding on It may surprise you … Continue reading

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