Panic, Anxiety, Shame, and Jesus: The Truth About Faith and Fear 2

Panic, Anxiety, Shame, and Jesus: The Truth About Faith and Fear

I woke at 4:14 am in a panic.  Panic tends to be the soft spot in my belly that enemy loves to poke at. Panic is my Achilles heel. If I were a werewolf, panic is my silver bullet. Should you find me lying in a coffin, peacefully sleeping after a night of terrorizing virgins and blood sucking, panic is sunlight, a crucifix, holy water or a wooden stake to my immortal heart. If panic were to come in the …

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Astonishing Technique to Escape the Bondage of a Terror Mindset

I am different, I am no longer in bondage to a terror mindset. And not different than the usual different, like my wayward “just the nougat” Snickers eating, fear of egg-salad and passionate partiality for all things Sharknado; but a different kind of different. I have peace. I have never had peace. This post will be short. There’s not that much to say. And I won’t lie, anxiety still taunts me.  But, I do not live there. I want to …

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Fear Factors…

When this posts, I will be headed to the airport. Again. If you have read this blog before you may have heard this once or twice, I am afraid of flying. Not dying, flying. More specifically, heights, being trapped in a small space, and turbulence. I don’t like roller coasters, and I certainly don’t want to be on a roller coaster at 30,000 feet where I can’t see what is coming. But one year ago this month I got on …

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Bravely

I am afraid of everything. I am afraid of hurt. I am afraid of tragedy. I am afraid of rejection. I am afraid of being wrong, and I am very afraid I might be right. I don’t like heights, roller coasters, flying, spiders, boats, trains, or motorcycles. I am afraid of being alone, but I am also afraid of large crowds. I am afraid of tight spaces. I am afraid of failure and I am afraid of success. I grip …

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Don’t Be Afraid Silly

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Don’t Be Afraid Ok. I won’t be afraid. Puhleeeease! If you are afraid of something, you just are! It doesn’t do any good in any form to say “don’t be afraid.” And there is no way for a person who is afraid of something to be comforted by someone who cannot identify with what they are afraid of. Truly, I am afraid of flying. I am not afraid of dying;  Nom I am afraid …