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“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (I John 4:18, NKJV) The morning news is really not the best way for me to start my day. A constant stream of gloom and doom pours out of the radio as I prepare breakfast. I hear about crime, terrorism, disasters, stock market upheavals, and dire predictions about the future. This week’s fear-producing word seems to be pandemic. Before I realize what is happening, my mind fills with anxiety and what if’s. I…

“You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.” Psalms 8:2 NLT I was watching a sermon online a few months ago and I was changed forever, and I don’t say that lightly. I struggle with fear, even more so after having my two daughters. It catches me off guard usually, causing me to feel anxious and like something awful is going to happen. The man preaching in this video said (paraphrasing) that when fear enters your mind, and frightening thoughts keep you awake at night, that you should speak…

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Did you know that men can actually turn their brains off and think of absolutely nothing? When I first learned this fact, I was completely stunned. What a thought! I would love to be able to sit and think of nothing, or at least be able to turn the volume down from time to time. As I get older, I’m quickly realizing that there are always going to be a million things on my to do…