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Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Reading Time: 6 minutes Through their fear God was drawing close to them as they faced powerful enemies, dark nights, deep depression, doubt, frustration, hunger, and desolation. In their trouble, God spoke not demands but comfort. “I am with you. I will fight for you.” God spoke this comfort as a father sitting on the edge of his child’s bed during a terrifying thunder storm. He pulls the sheets up tight and whispers, “Fear not. I’m here. We’re in this together.”

Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Prayer is to our relationship with God as sex is to a relationship with a spouse. Like sex, prayer can skim along the surface and be about what you get out of it. Or it can be intimate, vulnerable, passionate, diving deep into the mystery of two becoming one.

Simple but Powerful Daily Disciplines for Thriving in this Crisis

Reading Time: 5 minutes The experts say washing your hands and keeping social distance are key to staying physically healthy in this crisis. Amen! But are there less obvious, more abstract daily disciplines that will help us navigate these turbulent and dangerous times?

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