Diving into Faith: Letting Go of Fear, Dawn Ward, Faith Beyond Fear, faithbeyondfear.com
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Diving into Faith: Letting Go of Fear

“Dawn, let go and jump! I’ll catch you!” I could barely hear my coach’s encouraging words above the ringing in my ears. All I could make out was the muffled sound of “Wah, wah, wah,” as he pleaded with me to take the plunge into the pool of water below. My teammates also tried coercing… Continue reading Diving into Faith: Letting Go of Fear

Holland Webb, Faith Beyond Fear
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From Faith to Fear And Back Again

When it all falls apart "What did he say?" I turned from the newscast to the man next to me. "Crashed." It was early fall of 2008, and I sat in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic, watching the news in French. As my college French professor will attest, there is no… Continue reading From Faith to Fear And Back Again

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

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

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

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

Amy Merritt, Flying through the air with faith, Faithbeyondfear.com, Faith Beyond Fear
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Flying Through the Air with Faith

Family Camp, an idyllic location in the middle of the piney woods of East Texas where families unplug from the world and spend a week with the Lord and each other. We made plans almost a year ago to come to Family Camp. We sat on the waiting list until a few months ago, but… Continue reading Flying Through the Air with Faith

chip mattis, faithbeyondfear.com, faith beyond fear, Alynda Long, alyndalong.com
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Faith, Fear, and Fire Hydrants

How do we learn to fear? Is it ingrained in us by our parents or is there a fear gene? Maybe we get burned and become overly cautious. We can all admit fear isn’t always bad. It protects us from danger. “That lion looks hungry…” “That ledge looks narrow.” “Run, Daphne! I see a clown!”… Continue reading Faith, Fear, and Fire Hydrants