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Which Way to Go? Defeating Your Fear of Missing God’s Best

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Jerusha: I’m delighted to introduce to you my friend, writing buddy, and debut novelist, Patricia Beal! She’s giving away one print copy of her women’s fiction novel, A Season to Dance, to one of you who comments below! So read on and don’t forget to join the conversation. By Patricia Beal Do you ever feel like you’ll make one wrong …

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Afraid to Fall: 3 Steps to Beat People-Pleasing Fear

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He spit in my face. Twice. As a long-time volunteer at our local zoo, I had interacted with the llamas many times. A zookeeper had shown me how to properly greet Jackson, the male, and Ellen, the female. When greeting one another, llamas march well past a healthy sense of personal space and stand face-to-face. They blow smooth puffs of …

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The Pixelated Lens: How What You See Can Conquer Your Fears

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Jerusha: I’m excited to host Young Adult novelist Kristen Hogrefe today! Please give Kristen a big Fear Warrior community welcome! By Kristen Hogrefe I’m embarrassed to admit. Needles scare me. I’ve avoided unnecessary doctor or blood donor visits because of them. Then, I learned that in order to keep my insurance premium low, I had to have a “biometric” screening. …

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Special Fears: 6 Truths to Defeat Your Parenting Worries

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Jerusha: I’m thrilled to have Lori Schumaker, Christian blogger extraordinaire, visit us today with this encouraging post! Please join me in giving her a big FW community welcome! By Lori Schumaker I believe, as mothers, the greatest means through which God pulls us beyond ourselves and into a humbling understanding of our need for Him and the power of His …

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Courage under Fire: How to Beat Fear Like a War Hero

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Bullets smattered the side of the truck. A surprise attack. They were caught in the middle. Jim jumped down from the truck bed, hit the ground hard, jamming his knee. He bit back the pain as bullets punctured the air above him. Shouts flew with the barrage. A scream next to him. Ernie. Was he hurt? “Get under the truck!” …

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Choosing Joy: How to Face Loss without Fear

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Jerusha: I’m delighted to introduce you to Marva Smith, a blogger of great encouragement at SunSparkleShine. I fell in love with Marva’s honest and inspiring writing the first time I stumbled upon her blog. Please join me in welcoming her to the Fear Warrior community! By Marva Smith Having lost my brother unexpectedly six months ago, I’ve been through a …

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Lift Me Up: When What You Fear Happens

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My heart felt like it was being gutted from the inside out, slowly ripped apart by an unstoppable horror. I was no stranger to loss or grief. I’d seen the death of three grandparents, a surrogate grandmother, a college friend, pets I loved like family. I’d tasted other kinds of grief, too, over ended relationships, loved ones gone astray, betrayal, …

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Say Thank You: Defeating Fear with Gratefulness

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Jerusha: Christian fiction writer, Rachel McDaniel, joins us today with some Fear Warrior encouragement! Let’s give her a warm FW community welcome! By Rachel McDaniel “Don’t forget to say thank you.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that prompting with my children. After a while, it almost becomes instinctive. In trying to cultivate a heart of gratitude …