Category Archives: Fear

Do Not Be Afraid

What are you afraid of? Last week we asked the children at VBS. They said things like tornados, snakes, spiders, darkness, and mean dogs. We drew pictures of those ideas in chalk, right next to the giant Goliath. The photos … Continue reading

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The Last Word

We love to have the last word in an argument. We cherish the last words of a dying loved one. There is power in the last word—especially Jesus’ last Word. Today we celebrate Maundy Thursday—mandate Thursday. Jesus washes the disciples’ … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

The signs of coming are everywhere! Previews are on television and the internet. Clothing and toys are everywhere. Songs ring out in stores. Millions of people are anxiously counting down…Only 18 move days to go! For what? The next Star … Continue reading

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Stay Strong

What a crazy and mixed up world we live in. Even as we prepare to thank God for all our blessings this Thanksgiving, our hearts are breaking because of the pain and suffering in the world–bombs and terror in France, … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be bold? Do you consider yourself bold? I want to introduce you to some bold 3rd-6th graders. Last weekend was MEA and several Sunday school teachers were gone.  Dawn and I invited the older children … Continue reading

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Storms Ahead

We had some very brave children at Vacation Bible School last week. We talked about what makes us afraid. Many said, “Nothing!” while others admitted fear of spiders, tornadoes, and the dark. We were trying to imagine what it was … Continue reading

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Behind Locked Doors

Locked doors. We lock them out of fear. We lock doors to protect our loved ones and our possessions. We all know the dangers of unlocked doors—like the time my dad left our car unlocked. You guessed it; the car … Continue reading

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