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Don’t Miss the Boat: Beat the Five Fears that Waste Opportunity

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 8 Comments

She walked out of the appointment with a smile on her face. I caught her in the hallway, relieved to see the smile. “How did it go?” “Really well.” Her eyebrows lifted with her voice, as if nothing could have surprised her more. “She said she wants to see the full manuscript.” I rejoiced with my friend over this good …

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Twin Towers: Conquering Fear When Evil Seems to Win

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 12 Comments

Jerusha: I’m thrilled to introduce you to my dear friend, Katie Sanders! Katie writes creative nonfiction and inspiring accounts of Christian heroes. Katie is already an active member of our Fear Warrior community, so please join me in giving her a big welcome as a guest writer! By Katie A. Sanders I was only five, but I’ll never forget that …

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

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 14 Comments

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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A Hopeful Grief: Facing the Toughest Times without Fear

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 14 Comments

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

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 12 Comments

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

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 21 Comments

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

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 9 Comments

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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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 …