In my recent efforts to overcome the power of fear in my life, I’ve been looking at many resources. One of those is a book by Jentezen Franklin called, Acres of Diamonds. In this book, he talks about being rooted in the place God has you. What does this have to do with fear, you … Continue reading Gratitude vs Fear
Last week I talked about the role of fear in my life—how it acts as Nanny Gatekeeper between me and all the things I could have, do and be if I would just kick her to the curb, step over the body, and do what I need to do. So what if I fall down? … Continue reading Courage is Its Own Reward
“Whatever the means, the task of conquering fear is the most important in character-building and it will repay any effort. Not until it is done, and effectively, finally done, can the human soul take its proper place, rise to its God-given dominion, and progress to higher and yet higher planes of power.” - Orison Swett … Continue reading Step on the Cockroach of Fear!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
Comment: This post originally appeared some time back, but seems worth another go considering the swirl of fear and negativity that surrounds us these days. May you trust God in every circumstance and experience the peace and joy only He can give! “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do … Continue reading How to Find Joy
"May you live in interesting times," is said to be a curse. Our times are interesting indeed! But could this actually be a blessing? The Bible says that we are to count it all joy when we encounter troubles and trials for when we succeed in facing them, it develops patience and good character. That … Continue reading The Curse of Interesting Times?
Good morning, my Jesus! What will it take to calm my monkey mind? The one that continually runs screaming down dark hallways, bumping into dead-ends and bouncing off walls like a crazed cartoon character? When will I learn to run the maze and make a B-line for the reward? When will I learn to run … Continue reading Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!
If you were reading along during the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life review, you learned that your thoughts create your experience. If you weren’t, then you can learn more about that in the posts from February 26 - April 17. In those posts, I expounded on author Tommy Newberry's book which proported practicing Philippians … Continue reading Talk Back to Self-Defeat!
As the storm of coronavirus rages around me, I am continually looking to Jesus to show me how to respond. A couple of days ago, I went to Matthew 7:24-25 (NKJV) which says, “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on … Continue reading Don’t Just Stand There! Come Out of the Rain!
I think of myself as a change expert. Resilient. Resilient is term defined as able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. Multiple times over the years, I have found myself starting over with no idea of where I would live or how I would support myself. It’s always worked out. Besides hard times, … Continue reading How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down