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The Best Gift: Receiving Good Gifts without Fear

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 4 Comments

He wasn’t supposed to be here today. The doctors told us our dog, our beautiful, gentle giant had only three months to live. When we received this diagnosis for our beloved dog this summer, we were devastated. I shared my heart and pain with you in a post here, in which I also shared the overwhelming fears this diagnosis wrought …

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

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 11 Comments

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 …