Tag Archives: Afraid

Holding on

I started Faith Circle with 5 teenagers. I wanted to help them grow in faith, give them a place to ask the hard questions, and have them taken seriously. So, I started. And, in order to keep it in my … Continue reading

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Great things

I realized recently that I am one of the most reticent people I know. At least when it comes to God. He keeps leading me to things, and every time I look at Him and say, “I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Drops in the Ocean by Hawk Nelson

“I want you as you are, not as you ought to be.” There are days that I just don’t measure up. There are days when I lose my temper, fall into doubt and fear, lose my way, or just simply … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Key

I have a decorative key hanging from my rearview mirror. It seems a funny thing, and you would think that as a woman of faith, I would have something a little more religious hanging there. But, for me, it’s a … Continue reading

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Good fear?

“Fear can propel you into action like no other emotion.” A friend of mine said this as we talked about my Bible study, Be Not Afraid. I generally think of fear as preventing action, but then I thought of my … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid – My Bible Study is Here!

  I am so excited to introduce my first Bible study. When I read that the Bible says “Be Not Afraid” 365 times, I was curious. First, to see if it was true-it’s not, but Scripture does say the phrase … Continue reading

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Should I stay or Should I go?

Why are we so afraid of what our lives will look like if we really let God in? Even St. Augustine asked for sanctity, just not quite yet. I was reading about Jesus curing someone possessed with a legion of … Continue reading

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The End of the World…

I remember being so frightened when the readings in church would talk about the end of the world. Revelations is a crazy and confusing book, and it seems that the only things that are read are death and destruction. Oh, … Continue reading

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Challenge Your Faith

Sister Lisa stayed with us for a day this weekend.  We had offered to host her as she came to visit our parish.  She was so much fun, full of laughter and joy and the perfect person to be the … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid

We’re starting our Advent calendars, and the reading last night was one verse: Luke 1:30, “The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.’”  I looked up “Do not be afraid” and … Continue reading

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