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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 12 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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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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Love Never Fails: Wielding Love to Defeat Fear

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 6 Comments

“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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Fancy Boots, Falling Off Mountains, and Overcoming Fear with Friendship

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 11 Comments

Jerusha: Please join me in welcoming gifted writer of memoir, Christina Hubbard, to our Fear Warrior Blog community! Christina is giving away a copy of her helpful ebook, Five Ways to Love Like You Mean It, to one reader who comments below! by Christina Hubbard Another step and I was certain my boot would slide out from under me, flinging …