Holding On To Hope: Without a Doubt

Believing When Believing Isn't Easy

I’ve met a few of them in real life — enough to know that they really do exist – and not just on the pages of novels I’ve read. People who don’t ever seem to wrestle with doubt, people who don’t question or second-guess (God or themselves or others). People who don’t lose faith or […]

3 Things That Facing Fear Has Taught Me

3 Things Facing Fear Taught Me

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore All of my life, in one way or another I’ve battled fear – worry, anxiety, stress. It’s something I think every one of us must face. It affects us […]

When Worry Is Weighing On You

“I’m an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” ~ Mark Twain Years ago I ran across some fascinating statistics. Someone once conducted a lot of research and surveys, did some complicated in-depth analysis, and determined that of all the things we fear – of all the […]

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.” ~ Helen Hayes, at age 82. Isn’t that the truth? When you’re a child, you can’t wait to grow up and be free! And when you’re a grown-up, you wish you could be a child again — so you could be free! The reality […]

No Longer Much Afraid

Lady Bird Johnson once said, “The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” For me, that “something” was (and is) a Someone – Jesus. Fear tormented me as a child. And as a teen, I was horrifically shy. I first tasted freedom, when I […]