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Trade Anxiety for Peace

Trade Anxiety for Peace

God calls us to guard our hearts and minds carefully. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God… And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6 & 7 God…

Do Not be Afraid

Do Not be Afraid

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great…

The Message of Christmas is “Fear Not”

The Message of Christmas is “Fear Not”

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear: The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid… In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling.” Psalm 27:1,2,5 In the Christmas story, again and again, we hear the phrase, “Fear not!” “Fear not Mary”…

What is Following You?

What is Following You?

In Psalm 23 He invites us to pitch our tent and camp on the fact that He is our Good Shepherd. What eats at the heels of your life as you walk? Worry? Stress? Fear? God promises Goodness and Mercy will follow you as you follow Him. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all…

Do You Want Change?

Do You Want Change?

If change bothers you, look to the One who never changes. Only things that are eternal remain the same “I the Lord do not change”  Malachi 3:6 The register rang up $19.98. I handed the cashier a $20 bill. She asked, “Do you want change?” I smiled. “Not really, but nothing stays the same does…

Do You Fear Failure?

Do You Fear Failure?

“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.” Psalm 118,6A (NLT) Imagine there is a big event taking place. You see many people preparing food in a kitchen, or others preparing the field. Your heart tells you to help. So, you go up to someone, and you say, “How can I help?”…

Let Him Calm Your Fears

Let Him Calm Your Fears

Visualize yourself sitting on God’s lap with your head resting on His shoulder. “Do not fret, it only leads to evil” Psalm 37:8 (NIV). When your child is fussy, what do you do? You take him or her onto your lap and talk soothingly. Maybe you sit in a rocking chair and sing until he…