Living in Fear or Living in Faith?

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By Anne Hockenberry We just moved to a place in Wyoming where there’s a legitimate fear of grizzly bears and rattlesnakes; at least for someone like me who has wild visions of vicious creatures emerging from behind every tree or under every bush (don’t worry, Mom, I carry bear spray wherever I go). And let’s be clear, I’ve nearly stepped …

Puppy Love: How to Nip Worry at Its Root

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Here’s the reason I’m late with my blog post this week. That adorable, marshmallow of a puppy in the picture is the latest addition to our family and the cutest excuse for tardiness that I’ve ever had. Unbelievably cute, alternately cuddly and mischievous, he has us and everyone he meets wrapped around his oversized paws within seconds. I love animals, …

Fight Not Flight: 4 Ways to Face Danger without Fear

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Tension radiated up my arms to the rest of my body. Eyes locked on the road in front of me and grip tight on the steering wheel, I tried to remember to breathe, hoping to relax my wound muscles. The drive to the writer’s conference with two friends was supposed to take eleven hours. Instead, it was going to take …

5 Tips My Dog Taught Me for Battling Fear

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He was destined to be a therapy dog. When my family decided to get a puppy four years ago, we had one goal—find a pup that would grow into a dog I could use for animal-assisted therapy work. God gave me a heart for the positive impact that dogs can have on people in need, and I couldn’t wait to …

How to be a Champion: Beating Fear in the Olympics and Life

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I love watching the Olympics. The 2016 summer Olympics have been no exception, as I’ve whiled away hours in front of the TV, watching amazing athletes strive for glory. Olympic athletes often seem other-worldly, their perfect physiques and astounding athletic prowess the stuff of fantasy. Yet, I’ve begun to realize something as I’ve watched these Games: Olympians aren’t as different …

A Call to Battle

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When people ask me why I write romantic suspense, I often tell them that I’m a very fearful person, and I figured, why not channel that into something useful and write suspense? This explanation usually gets a laugh in response, and I chuckle, too. But it’s also the truth. With an overactive imagination, I can conjure potential danger anywhere at …