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Stressed Out: How to Calm the Anxiety of Too Many To-Dos

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 7 Comments

The familiar feeling nipped at my heels. A mixture of frustration, guilt, and anxiety. The clock read 1:00 a.m. and I should’ve been in bed long ago. But my to-do list had come crashing in on me as it seems to do most evenings around 11:00 p.m. or so, bringing with it a disheartening realization of all I failed to …

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The Scars of Fear: How to Overcome Your Past and Find Courage for the Future

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Jerusha: I’m pleased to introduce you to Petra Creasy, my online friend and fellow writer. Let’s give Petra a big FW community welcome! By Petra Creasy I have been hurt—a lot. I’m not saying that to get sympathy, it’s just a matter of fact. I was in a marriage where my fears were mocked. My hurts were evidence that I …

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When I Am Not Enough: Beat Doubt and Follow Your Calling in Spite of Fear

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Jerusha: I’m excited to welcome Michele Morin, blogger extraordinaire, to the Fear Warrior Blog today! Michele always challenges and inspires me as she digs deep into Scripture to highlight the truths we need to apply to our lives. Let’s give her a big FW community welcome! By Michele Morin Three-hole punched and organized into a shiny new notebook, my teaching …

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My Superpower Beats All: How to Defeat Fear Like a Superhero

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 13 Comments

Terror wracks the city. Cars fly through the air, windows of buildings shatter, skyscrapers tumble, streets are smashed to rubble. People scream. They run for their lives, darting into buildings that offer them little shelter, cowering as they wait for death. The supervillain has come. Fear is his greatest weapon. You know this moment in the superhero movies. Some huge, …

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There and Back Again: How to Fearlessly Face a Changing Life

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Jerusha: We’re joined today by Helene Smith, blogger at Maidservants of Christ. Please join me in giving her a big welcome to our Fear Warrior community! By Helene Smith A decade ago, my husband and I took our four-year-old daughter and moved to be missionaries in a developing nation. With a long stay in front of us, we sold off …

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View from the Shore: Beating Fear of the Deep Unknown

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Jerusha: I’m delighted to introduce you to Hope Welborn, an award-winning writer in my own genre of romantic suspense! Please join me in giving her a big Fear Warrior community welcome! By Hope Welborn Fear is a strong motivator for human behavior. For most people, at the core of our actions and decisions is a thread of fear. When fear …

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A Hopeful Grief: Facing the Toughest Times without Fear

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Cancer. I had expected something minor, something treatable. Instead, I was told my beloved dog has a tumor and a cancer that will probably kill him. The diagnosis hit hard and began to painfully chip at my heart, preparing it to shatter when the end comes, far sooner than I had expected. The apparent injustice of the diagnosis strangled me. …

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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. …