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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 …

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Love Never Fails: Wielding Love to Defeat Fear

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“Grandma?” I craned my neck away from the cartoon on TV. Silence. “Grandma?” She’d been in the kitchen nearby just a moment ago. Now I heard nothing. I don’t remember why I needed her at that moment, but I do remember my response to her sudden disappearance. Terror. Panic surged through my small body as I stood and darted around …

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Leap of Courage: Fearlessly Falling into the Arms of God

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Jerusha: Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth Van Tassel to The Fear Warrior Community! I had the privilege to meet Elizabeth at a writer’s conference and was touched by her gentle and encouraging spirit. Read on to be inspired and encouraged by her, as well! By Elizabeth Van Tassel The pine-filled forests and skitter of squirrels hiding nuts in their …