Category Archives: Fear

It’s a Test!

Do you remember dreading tests in school?  I was never fond of the cramming method and was always looking for the best way to take a test.   One fellow I met suggested having a drink beforehand because it helped … Continue reading

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Not Made by Human Hands

With so much gorgeous color all around in Spring it is natural to stop and notice it.  In fact men and women have so admired flowers and other parts of nature they have made duplicates of them.  I remember seeing … Continue reading

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Locked Up in Prison

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/21) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Acts 12:1-17 Hoping for a higher popularity rating, King Herod ordered the arrest of some Christians. He had … Continue reading

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Disaster on the Horizon

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/15) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Habakkuk 3:16-19 Being blind-sided means getting hit by something bad you didn’t see coming. But what if you … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adversity, Balance, Choices, Contentment, Country, Evil, Faithfulness, Fear, Feelings, Focus, God, Grace, Letting Go, Life, Perseverance, Perspective, Priorities, Providence, Trust, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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A Monster

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/12) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 1 Samuel 17:17-52 In the 2001 movie “Monsters, Inc.,” the top monster Sully isn’t all that scary when … Continue reading

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A Second-Second Chance

A Gust of Grace: blew through my life when I was in the US Army.  I was in during the height of the Vietnam War (1967-1970).  I had finished basic training at Fort Knox and the class ahead of me … Continue reading

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I Was a Pioneer

Living in the Past:  I was a pioneer in the Autumn of 1963, a member of the first and only class, entering Grand Valley State College, the newest in Michigan, walking in brand new buildings, enjoying a complete lack of … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Adaptability, Adventures, Appreciation, Choices, Claustrophobia, Courage, Education, Faith, Fear, Focus, Grand Valley State University, GVSU, Identity, Letting Go, Life, Passion, Perseverance, Principles, Priorities, Resolutions, Self-Worth, Soldier, The Past, Trust, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Promise of the Rainbow

Living in the Past:  Back in the late 1970’s I was returning to Michigan from California.  I had lived out there for almost two years and was now heading home.  I was driving through New Mexico when it started to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal with that loss at Christmas when the … Continue reading

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