Tag Archives: fear

Going Out in Public Again

Current polls reveal that people have mixed feelings: They want to go out in public again, but after months of quarantine they’re understandably nervous about exposure. That’s nothing new for the animal world. This semi-serious photo collection shows, or maybe … Continue reading

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The New-New Normal?

“The New Normal.” Well, that phrase got old fast–although not as old as the crisis that caused its overuse. And now we’re regrouping again. Society and individuals are trying to figure out how to get back to the Old Normal … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Do Drugs

Oh, I did, trust me. Like a lot of 18-year-olds, I dabbled in anything forbidden or frowned upon by old people over 30. It was the era when drugs were going to “expand our consciousness.” I’d watched the cast of … Continue reading

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Procrasti-Nation

Well, it’s Tuesday. Guess I better get started on that work I was gonna finish “by Monday at the latest.” “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is … Continue reading

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Do Not be Afraid!

2020. Day 2 out of 365. Gulp. It’s been said that the phrase “Do Not be Afraid” appears 365 time in the Bible–once for each day of the year. Whether or not that’s accurate, the phrase does appear throughout the … Continue reading

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What Is It About Doorways?

What is it about doorways? As surely as doors have handles and hinges, they have feelings attached, as well. Wonder. Doubt. Hope. Fear. No doorway is ever just a doorway. It’s an opportunity or an obligation. A way into someone … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part Three: The Healing Wave (To read Part One, click here) I’d become interested in Jesus’ teachings months before I entered the dark tunnel of despair. I’d sat on the roof next to my second storey apartment window reading a … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part One: Step on a Crack (True story. Wish it wasn’t. Then again…) There were signs early on, but I was too young to know what they meant. When I was in primary school I heard the phrase, “Step on … Continue reading

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Discipleship is Dangerous!

There are record numbers of suicides. Record levels of depression. Record levels of domestic abuse. Our world has never been more desperate for followers of Jesus to show the way out of this growing darkness! But the workers are few … Continue reading

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Courage is…

“Courage is the greatest of all weapons, but it’s also an invisible one. You don’t know whether you have it until you’re called upon to use it.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 103

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