Posts Tagged "Fear"

ACFW Guest Blog – When Research Becomes an Addiction (Or Procrastination?)

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

ACFW Guest Blog – When Research Becomes an Addiction (Or Procrastination?)

Honored to guest blog for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) http://www.acfw.com/blog/when-research-becomes-an-addiction-or-procrastination/  

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Calm in the Storm

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Calm in the Storm

Lightning streaked across the sky.  Thunder rumbled in the distance.  The rain didn’t come, but the humidity rose steadily, promising rain would come.  It was well after two in the morning, but I couldn’t sleep.  Sitting on the living room floor in front of the French doors that lead to my deck, with my terrified dog resting her head in my lap, I watched the seemingly endless lightning flashing through the dark.   What is it about storms that I just have to watch?  I have a good friend who is absolutely terrified of storms.  He was visiting one afternoon when a storm hit.  For...

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Through the Desert to the Garden

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Through the Desert to the Garden

The sun emblazoned the crystals of sand.  Any breath of breeze picked up the sand and carried it along, throwing it into my face before swirling it across the expanse.  The heat pressed down on me, and my thirst was overwhelming.  I knew I wasn’t alone.  Turning my head to the right, I sensed a friend.  To the left – apprehension, fear.  I couldn’t, however, see anyone.  Pulling my legs up to my chest and resting my head against my knees, I whispered, “Lord, what’s going on?  Where am I and why am I here?”   I gasped awake.  Sweat poured from my body.  I reached for...

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World at War

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

World at War

Billowy clouds, twinkling stars, sliver of a moon.  The little town rested.  Ceramic tiled roofs covered homes where the mothers, fathers, and children slept, the cobblestone streets quiet, empty, in the midnight hour.   The drone of engines shattered the quiet.  Squadrons of planes punched through the clouds, blocking the stars and moon as they flew over the town.  The sound of metal scraping added to the noise as the plane’s bellies opened, bombs dropped from the hatches, falling, exploding into the roofs below.   The view changed suddenly.  No longer was the destruction...

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Peace of Mind

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Peace of Mind

“…The Lord is at hand.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:5-7   When I was a child, I had a lot of nightmares.  My father was military and was often away from home.  He would be called away for months at a time – for an entire year when I was sixteen.  During those times, I was horribly afraid.  I had terrible dreams about things that could happen to my mother,...

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