Category: Faith

Extraordinary Courage for Today

COURAGE has become increasingly necessary as individuals choose to stand their ground and fight for the freedoms our country was founded on, knowing there will be a price to pay. Earnest Hemingway said, “Courage is grace under pressure.” Merriam-Webster defines Courage as, “the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous; mental […]

Standing on FAITH that Crushes Fear (Part 1)

When I stand back to gain some perspective, I find something the world can’t give.  It is a confidence from knowing Truth, as I read God’s Word.  It is peace that transcends all understanding.  Today people are intolerant of those with opposing views, and increasingly hostile toward those who hold ethical and spiritual values.  There […]

FAITH vs. Fear

I’ve been asked, “Is it possible to have faith AND live in fear?”  Maybe you’ve asked the same question?  Fear and faith are opposites.  I’ve heard it said that they cannot coexist in your heart at the same time.  Yet battling fear is something we all deal with. Quickly, I’m sure you can count five […]

4 Spiritual Practices of Lent – Part 2

There are some spiritual practices that Christians implement during the season of Lent to help break bad habits and attitudes, returning us to a healthy path of right living for God.  These practices also help us focus on loving God and other people. Here are some practices during the 40 days of Lent:             1. […]

Overcoming Fear

Fear, anger, anxiety, hatred, division, frustration, isolation, distrust, and hopelessness are perpetuated by the atmosphere surrounding us. If I focus on all of the reasons that cause me to fear, I become stuck – as though sinking in a swamp of thick mud, heavy and oppressed.  My energy evaporates and my usually optimistic outlook grows […]