Tag: fear

Choosing God’s Way of Perfection

As a kid, I loved to do pencil drawings. I received so much affirmation from my sketches that I decided at a young age that I should learn to paint and become a professional artist when I grew up. But the problem was that… Continue Reading “Choosing God’s Way of Perfection”

Choosing to Hope in Resurrection

Grim news continues to come out of Ukraine. Mass graves are being discovered. And stories of torture and executions are multiplying. Not since World War 2 has Europe been the site of such atrocities. But now, with another apparently unhinged despot doubling down on… Continue Reading “Choosing to Hope in Resurrection”

Choosing to Declutter

Is “spring cleaning” a real thing? For some, this annual purging is what marks the official emergence from the dark survival mode of winter. It’s a time to step into the bright and hopeful newness of a fresh season. It’s a regenerated start, embracing… Continue Reading “Choosing to Declutter”

Choosing to Fight Fear

I woke this morning and didn’t feel like getting up. Yes, my body was sore from some recent ambitious exercise. But that wasn’t the reason I wanted to stay in bed. I realize now that I was wrestling with fear. I was feeling apprehension… Continue Reading “Choosing to Fight Fear”

Choosing to Remember

It’s December 7th–Pearl Harbor Day. Seventy-nine years ago, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise aerial attack on the American naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the harbor, 21 American ships were sunk or damaged, leaving over 2400 American servicemen killed that morning and… Continue Reading “Choosing to Remember”

Choosing to Be Brave

I woke this morning and didn’t feel like getting up. Yes, my body was sore from some recent ambitious exercise. But that wasn’t the reason I wanted to stay in bed. I realize now that I was wrestling with fear. I was feeling apprehension… Continue Reading “Choosing to Be Brave”

Choosing Love Over Fear

Some things terrify me! What if there’s no one I know in the dining room to sit with? That’s the haunting question for an introvert traveling to speak at other YWAM bases. I wish I didn’t feel that dread in the center of my… Continue Reading “Choosing Love Over Fear”