Fear and Awe

Fear and Awe  The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30 Fear may be our biggest barrier to a happier, more fulfilled life. True, the Bible tells us that the fear of God is the beginning of knowledge,[1] and that we are to fear … Continue reading Fear and Awe

Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:40 When we are afraid it is often because we have lost a sense of control, we are in an unfamiliar situation, or darkness has made our surroundings strange and threatening. We can be frightened because we … Continue reading Do Not Be Afraid

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Life Notes—February 7, 2013  “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’”  Matthew 6:31 “My life has been filled with calamities, some of which actually happened.”  Mark Twain I was convinced this was the end.  I was going to die on a predawn flight … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy