Faith or Fear?

My husband is a man of few words. When he speaks, he either makes me laugh or makes me think. Friday, he made me think. Weary from work, the news of protesters killed by a teen, another black man shot by police, learning about Chadwick Boseman, family drama, a feeling of dread overcame me. As I shared my struggle with my husband, he told of his similar struggle earlier that...

What America Needs

I read a familiar passage this morning: For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and sound judgment. II Timothy 1:7 Although I have read and quoted this scripture often, this morning, it caused me to ponder. I questioned its truthfulness. (Now, don’t get your panties in a wad. I believe in the inherent word of God but sometimes in questioning you get a...

What’s Your Motivation?

We were a young couple with three small children under the age of five. Money was tight and vacations were not a priority. So when we were promised a free vacation to simply listen to their vacuum cleaner pitch, we jumped at the opportunity. Th gentleman came. Demonstrated this wonderful vacuum cleaner. With three small children, we could definitely use it. I was about to agree to buy this vacuum...

Who Shall I Fear?

David was living a nightmare. His former boss and father-in-law wanted him dead. In exile, he found rest at the house of the priest. He had no idea, this action would cause his former boss to slay all of the priest. David was grieved, alone, an outcast. Fear was banging on David’s door. How could he withstand Israel’s army? How could he overcome someone so evil that they would slay...

Do Not Be Afraid

He created you. Meticulously knitted you in your mother’s womb. You were created for His glory. He knows you personally. He calls you by name. You are His. He has purchased you with a price. You are precious to Him. He honors you. He loves you. You have been chosen to know Him. Believe Him. Trust Him. Do not be afraid. For He is God. The Holy One. Savior. He...

I Will Not Fear

I hate fear. Yet fear keeps knocking at the door expecting to be allowed entrance. Yesterday, it came in form of rumors. Rumors of State Workers being furloughed. Rumors schools still may not be normal in the fall. I see fear all around me and it breaks my heart. On one side, there is fear of the disease itself, fear life will never be normal again. On the other side...

A Dethroned Monarch

Romans 6 impacted my life more than any other chapter in the Bible. It’s theme: We are no longer slaves to sin. We often think of sin as some immoral act. While that is true, it is not a complete definition. Sin is anything in our lives that speaks louder than God’s voice or His Word. Sin is anything we allow to control us – fear, addictions, anger, gluttony, lust,...

Delivered from Fear

Perhaps it’s because everyone seems to be focusing on the virus, this passage was highlighted to me as I read my Bible this morning: “Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬ I never notice before that David said he was freed from “fear”, when he cried out to God. David wrote this...

One Truth

God is good. When the sun is shining on my face, God is good. When the storm rages, God is good. When health abounds, God is good. When plaques and sickness threaten, God is good. In the quiet, God is good. In chaos, God is good. In abundance, God is good. In lack, God is good. In birth, God is good. In death, God is good. God is consistently good....

Choose Love

Fear is a powerful motivator. It was present in the garden. (Eve feared she was withholding.) Feared caused Abraham to lie about his marital situation. Pharaoh was motivated by fear when he oppressed a nation of people. The Pharisees feared loosing their status so they crucified an innocent man. The Holocaust was motivated by fear of a people group. The Jim Crow laws were motivated by fear. Separation, greed, cruelty,...