Tag Archives: Fear

Don’t Let Fear Win

In these challenging times in which we are living, fear seems to be a common response. It is certainly prudent to be cautious and follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Fear of how the economy will … Continue reading

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Fearful and Courageous

With so much fear and anxiety over the coronavirus these days, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote five years ago. It seemed appropriate. May it help you be courageous though fearful in these challenging times. Courageous The giants … Continue reading

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Cast All Your Anxiety on Jesus

Fear and worry are common in our society, today more than ever. Given the current global pandemic, fear is etched on many faces. But fear is nothing new. We simply have a new thing to fear. Even without the threat … Continue reading

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Finding Peace, Not Fear

I wrote this poem about five years ago. It seemed appropriate for today. Giving up Fear I learned of your anxiety This news I’m sad to hear I long ago was in your shoes Crippled by my fear You daren’t … Continue reading

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Wandering in Fear

Forty years in the wilderness Should have been forty days But for fear Fear is a liar It traps us in the wilds Wandering without hope Not realizing fear itself Is the only thing we need fear Listen to courage … Continue reading

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So It Ends, and So It Begins

It began in the Westin Hotel pool on Maui. Well, truth be told, it began with a prayer four months earlier, the day I decided it was time to end 40 years of intense aquaphobia. I asked God to help … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell Might Have Switchbacks

Susy Flory posted this great Memoir Starter for her Everything Memoir group: “Summer entices families and friends to hit the road to faraway destinations. Sometimes road trips are fabulous adventures, and sometimes they turn into uncomfortable or awkward situations we’d … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Doubt masquerades as writer’s block If you’re truly a writer you have to admit there’s no such thing as writer’s block Words constantly swirl around in your mind clamoring to get out to be written on a pristine piece of … Continue reading

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A New Friend

Once upon a midnight dreary an empty pair of pants sauntered past my open door startled me for sure I jumped up from my easy chair ran right down the porch stair hollered to those empty pants Want to be … Continue reading

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Taming Anxiety

Just because you think it Doesn’t mean it’s true Measure every anxious thought Against the truth anew Don’t let fear run rampant But pray with thanks instead Then each untrue worry Will be as good as dead

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