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Shelter from Fear

  In Northern California, people are leaving their homes for fear of fire. They find shelter with friends, in schools, in churches.   There are two forces of destruction at work. Flames, aided by high winds, consume everything in their … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith?

Joshua 3:15-16 (NIV) Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Fear

  Numbers 13:33 (NIV) We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.   The spies were afraid of the people they saw in the Promised Land. That fear kept the Israelites in the desert … Continue reading

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Unbalanced Fear

  “We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.” William Gurnall (1617-1679) A Puritan Golden Treasury

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Fear Not

  Last week, at the request of a reader, we looked at pain. This week’s topic was raised by another reader: FEAR. What do you fear?   Bullies Pain (we’re not finished with this) Losing my home Being alone Isaiah … Continue reading

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In Memory, Not Fear

  Sometimes I hesitate to be public about my faith.  May I live every day in memory of Good Friday, in memory of Easter morning.   Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not … Continue reading

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Fearful? Faithful!

“Fear imprisons, faith liberates;  fear paralyzes, faith empowers;  fear disheartens, faith encourages;  fear sickens, faith heals;  fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.“ From Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)   Today we recall how Jesus was arrested and his disciples were fearful. … Continue reading

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Into Your Fears

  What worries you most?     Failure Betrayal and abandonment Ridicule Pain and death Yesterday was Palm Sunday. This is Holy Week, a time set apart to ponder and celebrate the last week of Christ’s earthly life. As Jesus … Continue reading

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