Tagged with Fear

Show Me the Receipt!

While in the checkout line at our neighborhood discount store (that’s code for “Dollar General”), the man behind me asked  how I was doing.  Working hard at being honest and not giving the sometimes polite-but-not-real -“I’m fine” answer, I said,   “I’m doing 0-kay …I always need prayer.”  Putting my off-brand bleach on the counter, … Continue reading

Move

Move

Watching the water move down the creek, my heart is moved to tell you this… The year began with a word — move — with thoughts like these coming to mind…Move forward.  Move toward. Move on. Move over. Get moving. Sometime you hear a word and it takes time to understand the full meaning.  The … Continue reading

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , “merry” stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  “cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious” while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  “depressed, gloomy, sad,” and my  personal favorite,  “unfunny”. 🙂 While most of the world is shouting “Merry Christmas to all,” I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a … Continue reading

Taking That First Step

Taking That First Step

They say the first step is always the hardest but what if that first step looked like that first step of your feet touching the sand as you made your way to the open beach …the ocean’s waves lapping up to greet you.   What if that first step was one of anticipated beauty …a … Continue reading

Listening to the Wildflowers

Listening to the Wildflowers

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 (NLT) A few months ago I began  taking Baby Steps toward  wholeness and healing …healing from depression, anxiety and what I call ridiculous fears.  Many steps — some small, some large — but some of … Continue reading

Failure

I really want to write about this thing we call failure but I’m actually afraid to  because of the very nature of the word itself.  I’m afraid I’ll fail  — fail to describe it adequately  … fail to do a good job in writing  …fail to somehow really encourage others the way I long to …fail … Continue reading

Fear

It all started so innocently.  My husband and I volunteered to help out in our children’s ministry at our new church — you know, get to know the kids and their parents and feel like you’re contributing to the sanity break that all teachers of children need from time to time!  I used to work … Continue reading