4 Steps to “Bear-Proof” Faith

Is your faith strong enough to meet your biggest fear? We’ve all had bad dreams that were so real we had a hard time shaking them off. Mine is a recurring dream where I am being stalked by a bear. I have a bear phobia — a real one — I can’t even look at them in the zoo.** And …

Finding Freedom from Fear

A re-post in the wake of my husband’s recent job loss and all the uncertainty that accompanies it.   Questions about faith and God filled my mind as I tossed back and forth in bed– –then Fear came calling. Now, I know better than to allow Fear to get his foot in the door, but it was midnight and the week had been …

Fear You Can Trust

Fear You Can Trust

What are you afraid of today? There is only one type of fear that is good for you, only one you can trust.  And this type of fear is good for you. What does “fearing” God mean? “To fear God is to respect and revere Him.” That’s our Sunday school 101 answer, isn’t it? But that’s the easy answer. “Revere.” …

Avoiding the Panic Path

“You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:36   I sprained my ankle rushing to check on my pug, Luci, who’d had a major seizure recently from eating something poisonous. She does that, being one to eat everything that doesn’t eat her first, and several weeks ago she’d gotten into something–again–and flirted with …