Tag Archives: fear

The Abuse of People Pleasing

[Today’s guest post is presented anonymously. If you’d like to leave a comment for the writer, let’s call her Maria.] I was abused as a child and teased in school, so that opened the door up for me to be, … Continue reading

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Gabriel Told Mary Not To Fear Being Pregnant?

[From the archives: a Christmas guest post from Dorothy Greco.] *** Americans generally don’t associate fear with Christmas. We tend to sanitize and commercialize the holiday, throwing in omniscient Santas and schmaltzy music for good measure. Even when we dramatize … Continue reading

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Confessing My Fears

The Bible tells us we need not fear evil. (Psalm 23.) We are also assured that we are not failures but victors in Jesus. (1 John 4:4-5.) But I don’t know that we are ever told not to fear failure. … Continue reading

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Phil Was An Ex-Con

Thirty years ago I was at a bar with my friends Jack and Greg. We liked this place that styled itself as an English pub, complete with dart boards and British beer on tap. One night we were two beers or … Continue reading

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The Amputation Of Fear

[Today’s guest post is from Laura Droege, a wonderful writer whose insights always build me up in knowledge and wisdom.] *** Throughout my life, fear has dragged me down. It’s like having a third leg: unnecessary, but attached so well that … Continue reading

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