Category Archives: Fear

The Spirit of Truth

The longer I am on this planet, the more I believe in the spirit of confusion alluded to in 1 John 4:1. With Election Day looming tomorrow, I think this spirit has been sent out with carte blanche, not only … Continue reading

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The Call of Quiet

Hurricane Sandy is getting ready to ramrod her way into the east coast, and I am spending a fitful evening praying for family, friends, and everyone in her path. I keep trying to visualize the span of the storm on … Continue reading

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Letting Go

We said goodbye to Essie yesterday. My husband took her to the vet for a checkup, and blood tests revealed that she was very sick. She was just under a year old. It’s a sad final chapter, unfortunately, for many … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing many variations on the same theme lately: Things are getting scary out there. What is this world coming to? I just want to run away and hide for the rest of my life. And, on the surface, … Continue reading

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Little Gods

She was tall, exotic, and everything I wasn’t. Even her name was interesting. Eighteen letters, eight syllables. She had a pair of silver shoes, ballet flats that she wore with sparkly sweaters. I suppose a part of me thought that … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

I’ve been slowly learning something about myself. I’m learning that there’s a huge chasm between what I believe and what I do. I believe a lot of things.┬áBut more often than not, I act like those things are reserved for … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Edge

It was 1989. I was a hot mess of hormones and apathy. After my English teacher publicly humiliated me and used my end-of-year term paper to tell students what not to do with theirs, I vowed not to put effort … Continue reading

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