'fear' tagged posts

How to Conquer Fear and Shame

One of the most important things for any believer to understand is how fear and shame impact our identity. Being a part of a culture where these two facets are often demonstrated in an unwillingness to risk because of the possibility of failure and losing face, I understand first-hand how paralyzing this can be and…

My Stronghold

As part of my devotional time, I am reading a book by Tim Keller called, “The Songs of Jesus.” It is a year-long devotional that goes through the Book of Psalms. As I was skimming through it, I stopped at the pages of April 6th and 7th and gave them a read. I stopped there…

Go and Do Likewise

This past weekend, we hosted a party in our home for about 35 people. One of the things about having people in your home is the need to have it clean and tidy for when they arrive. This is especially true if they are staying over. We make sure the bathroom is neat, there is…

The Tragedy of Missing Christmas

To borrow from Charles Dickens’ famous opening line, Christmas can be “the best of times and the worst of times.” I hope for you and your family it is the best and not the worst. It’s a little hard to believe, but by 12:01 AM, December 26th, Christmas will be a memory. Often for pastors…

Handling Fear

Life is filled with uncertainty. In a time when job security is at an almost all-time low, many people are struggling with facing each day. Our environment is falling apart with global warming. Aging brings on health issues which complicate life and make things less pleasurable. With all the unknowns ahead of us and some…