Tag Archives: overcoming fear

Fear Not but if you do that’s okay

“Fear not” or something similar is said to be found approximately 365 times in the bible.  It seems to be a significant thread throughout the scriptures and yet, beyond face value what is to be made of these two words? if we come from a legalistic tradition, we might understand these exhortations as commands.  Edicts…
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The Both-And approach to Fear

It was a simple statement on my feed this morning.  They stated, “Faith and worry cannot co-exist.” With a sigh, I asked, “So then why is it that fear and faith co-exist all the time?" We have to do better than mere platitudes. Surely Christian spirituality is more robust in the crucible of real life.…
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Faith Spelled R-I-S-K: Living Life.

A farmer walks into the local diner.  He sits down, wipes the sweat from his brow, and orders a coffee.  The diner is a buzz with other locals talking about everything from the state of the economy to politics and how the crops were coming along.  The banter was lively and folksy as the farmer's…
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Discovering Life through Failure

 The Take-Away: "It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention. . . . Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The…
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