Devotionals

6 Steps to Redeem the Holidays from the Fear of the Past

If I had to guess (simply based on the pins that fill my Pinterest feed around mid-October) I’d say I’m far from alone in finding the holiday season a potentially difficult time. For too many of us, the holidays trigger terrible memories of years past. Personally, they mark the anniversaries of terrible days on which… Continue reading 6 Steps to Redeem the Holidays from the Fear of the Past

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Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Raising Our Shield of Faith

Norma Poore continues her series on Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear with our shield of faith. She started with an introduction to the series, discussion of the Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness, then the need for our Shoes of Readiness.  My Shield of Faith was Tested A few months ago, I received… Continue reading Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Raising Our Shield of Faith

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Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Wearing Our Shoes of Readiness

Norma Poore continues the series on using God's armor to combat fear by wearing our shoes of readiness Paul discusses in Ephesians. Read the introduction to the series here and how to use the belt of truth and breastplate of righteousness.  The Pain of Rejection It hurts when a friendship ends. It hurts when we… Continue reading Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Wearing Our Shoes of Readiness

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Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: The Belt and Breastplate

God's Armor Combats Fear Using the Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness Here I am again. I end up in a mess way too often. When will I learn? I strive to trust God, yet often, I do not. I trust in myself instead of His truth.  My mantra is, “I got this." This… Continue reading Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: The Belt and Breastplate

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Three Lion-Sized Steps to Banish the Enemy’s Attacks

  Behold, the Lion. Fear is a crazy thing. And no one is free from the struggle. I know, newsflash, right? But it’s a God-given emotion, meant to drive us back to Him. Whether it’s fear of being unable to find a parking space (anyone?) or fear of facing a cloaked and armed stranger in… Continue reading Three Lion-Sized Steps to Banish the Enemy’s Attacks

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A Bad Case of the What-Ifs: Encounters with Fear

A father who asked for my school picture instead of my report card because appearance was more important to him than how well I did in school. Fast forward to God allowing a diagnosis of breast cancer. But what if it makes me ugly? A husband who said it doesn’t matter what I think because… Continue reading A Bad Case of the What-Ifs: Encounters with Fear

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Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Series Intro

Paul's Message to Believers about God's Armor Paul tells Christians that our struggle is not with people, but, “…against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” He also says I need to put on all the armor of God so… Continue reading Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Series Intro

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Five Steps for Taking Fear out of Conflict Resolution

  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. – Colossians 3:13 Does anyone else’s stomach turn just a bit when they hear the word, “Conflict”? I grew up in turmoil. Conflict always escalated and rarely found resolution. Loud hurtful… Continue reading Five Steps for Taking Fear out of Conflict Resolution

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Show and Tell: A Devotional

A Grandmother and Granddaughter “We taught the daycare children by example, and you were with me.” Mrs. Gertrude said, tickling her granddaughter, Sharon’s side. “I remember,” Sharon said, “but I’m twelve now!” Mrs. Gertrude smiled as her ‘little Sharon’ donned her best grown up imitation. “Do you remember our career center? You and your friends… Continue reading Show and Tell: A Devotional

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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