Run-Out Faith, Karen Smith, Faith beyond Fear, faithbeyondfear.com
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My Run-Out Faith

    What sweet words I find in Isaiah 43. Words to remember as I travel through life.  Or at least until life sweeps me off my feet. What do I do with these promises? When life is upside down and flames set every dream ablaze, are these words true? No Words Would Come Four miles… Continue reading My Run-Out Faith

Becoming a Protector, Mari Jan Francis, Faithbeyondfear.com, Faith Beyond Fear
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Becoming a Protector: My Journey of Faith Beyond Fear

Becoming a Protector I called the instructor of my counseling course. Tension rose. I knew what I needed to do. Stalling was no longer an option if I was to walk in integrity as a counselor and a child of God. My brother-in-law molested me as a child. Now his granddaughter, my great niece, was… Continue reading Becoming a Protector: My Journey of Faith Beyond Fear

Traci Rhoades, Faith Beyond Fear, Devotionals, Exploring Faith
Devotionals

Why We’re Afraid to Explore Our Faith

My sweet mama. All my life, she’s been my spiritual mentor. A spiritual giant really. She’s been my Sunday School teacher and my Bible drills instructor. We’ve read a yearly Bible reading plan together. She served as the women’s ministry director at her church the same time I held the same role at mine. Often,… Continue reading Why We’re Afraid to Explore Our Faith

Heather Norman Smith, Faithbeyondfear.com, Faith Beyond Fear, Baby Steps of Faith, Mustard Seed, Contributing Writer
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A Baby Step of Faith

Crunching numbers has never been my strong suit. As a word person, and not a math person, I avoid it when possible. When I reflect on it, however, I realize how important numbers have been on my personal journey to faith beyond fear. Eleven years ago, I gave birth to my first daughter. When she… Continue reading A Baby Step of Faith

Devotionals

Expected Visitor: A Devotional of Faith Beyond Fear

Expected Visitor Jenny expected a visitor, so as moonbeams danced through the curtains, she welcomed the day. She sipped cocoa, rocked in her easy chair, and thanked God for His Word. Her Bible was to her the best love-letter ever; each promise masterfully written for her. She thought about the Bible Study she attended two… Continue reading Expected Visitor: A Devotional of Faith Beyond Fear

Prison of Shame, Lisa Williams, Faith Beyond Fear, Testimony
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Prison of Shame

Prison of Shame Y’all. We all struggle with it. Most of us have been motivated by it a time or two, and if we’re honest, we’ve used it to motivate others too. It’s a silent, dark prison many of us struggle to break free from. I’m talking about shame. From its earliest appearance in the… Continue reading Prison of Shame

Ruth Buchanan, faithbeyondfear.com, Faith Beyond Fear, devotional
Devotionals

When I Run from My Fears

Runners know the inherent dangers of the sport. While we all face the possibility of injury, individual runners also grapple with location-based hazards. I’m a Florida-based runner, which means every so often, I run past signs like this one: As a friend of mine likes to point out, that sign is obviously meant for out-of-towners,… Continue reading When I Run from My Fears

Jennifer Cotney, definition of fear, Faith Beyond Fear, faithbeyondfear.com
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Redefining Fear

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word fear. It’s an interesting word with multiple meanings. Profound reverence The noun definitions for fear describe human emotions like danger or anxiety. One definition describes  a different emotion: an intense respect toward God. Not respect in an undefined deity, or the concept of some cosmic force. Not even… Continue reading Redefining Fear