Breaking Free From Fear: Part 2 – Facing the Future without Fear


Breaking Free From Fear: Part 2 – Facing the Future without Fear
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life... Matthew 6:25 According to Amazon, the most highlighted passage in all books read on Kindle (as of November 2014) – highlighted almost twice as often as any other passage – is from the second volume of The Hunger Games: "Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them." What does that tell us about the state of fear about the future? Uncertainty breeds anxiety! Harvard psychologist ...

Breaking Free From Fear: Part 1 – Escaping the Approval Trap


Breaking Free From Fear: Part 1 – Escaping the Approval Trap
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 Fear is one of the most basic human instincts. Life is filled with fears. We definitely have plenty to be afraid of in the world today. But one fear we seldom consider comes from within. It’s the fear of rejection. The Bible calls it the fear of man. We all want to be loved and accepted. Everyone wants approval. Therein lies the trap. Craving the approval of the crowd only tight ...

Stretch Marks: Part 5 – Shattered Dreams


Stretch Marks: Part 5 – Shattered Dreams
Genesis 37 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:1  Growing up we used to sing a simple chorus in church called, “God is so Good.” It went like this: “God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He’s so good to me.” It’s true, of course. God is good. “God is good,” the leader declared. “All the time”, we replied. “All the time”, the leader repeated. “God is good,” we exclaimed. Yes, God is good all the time!  ...

Stretch Marks: Part 4 – Bouncing Back


Stretch Marks: Part 4 – Bouncing Back
2 Samuel 11; Psalm 51 I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – The Apostle Paul The Christian life is a lot like running a long foot race, a grueling marathon. Trusting God while trudging life’s hills and valleys can be tough at times. Especially when we take a tumble along the way, which happens to all of us at one time or another. The real question is not whether we trip and fall but how we respond when we do. How we answer the questions that come when we collapse on life’ ...

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