Trusting God in a Fear-Filled World

Another shooting, another bombing, another headline that screams for our attention and sends fresh waves of fear. You may be ignoring the headlines or hiding your head in the sand when it comes to world events—but many of you may be suffocating in your own personal fears. I’ve dealt with fear a bit, and I want to share some truths I’ve found helpful. When your heart is overwhelmed with...

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Have You Phubbed Your Spouse Lately?

It was the perfect place for a romantic dinner date. My husband and I sat holding hands across the small table, while he told me about his day. It was good to take a long pause from the noise and activity of a hectic week and just reconnect. When we started eating, something strange caught my attention. Across the dining room, tables were filled with couples, but the room was quiet. There was no...

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Fearing the Next Terror Attack?

When your heart is overwhelmed with fear, hearing the counsel to “Just trust God” can seem a bit unrealistic and even unsympathetic. But actually, the action of intentionally moving your heart to a place of trust is the safest, most reasonable and realistic thing you can do. Trusting God requires something, it is a hard choice and truly “trusting God” can only happen when you know His...

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The Strength-Depleting Spiral of Worry

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” (Corrie ten Boom) I drug myself out of bed, unwrapping myself from another fitful sleepless night. Worry had robbed me of blessed rest and now to face the day—teaching six Bible classes, preparing a final exam, and somehow getting supper on the table—I wanted to quit before I began. What was wrong with me? It...

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Chocolate-Eyed Girl

Chocolate-Eyed Girl

Her almond-shaped, chocolate eyes still haunt me. “Where is she right now?” is a question that keeps running through my heart as my mind rummages through a long running debate over where my responsibility to the helpless begins and ends. It was one of those rare sunny mornings that had no definite time frame. Usually when I travel 70 West, it’s with a time-crunch pushing me from behind and...

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