Friday, October 7, 2011


I am fighting a battle.

There are attacks on many fronts, but it's definitely fear that I'm fighting today.

Fear about the outcome of this reorganization.
(More to come on this later.)

Fear for the difficulties of living so far from our family.
(I miss them and I ache for their presence and support pretty much daily.)

Fear that you won't like who I am.
(I like who I am.  God likes who I am.  I take comfort in that, but there's still that part of me that hurts when you stop liking me.)

I'm sure there are others.  Please tell me that I'm not the only one who worries!

This verse came to mind while I prepared for the day....

2 Timothy 1:7

New Living Translation (NLT)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

It reminded me that I have a choice:

I can worry.
I can be ruled by fear.
I can be timid.


I can choose:

To be ruled by a Spirit of power,
a Spirit of love,
and a Spirit of self-discipline.

That being said, and a few reminders in place, this day is now brought to you by a spirit of power, love and self-discipline!  Who is with me?


  1. You hit me right between the eyes!! No one worries more than me--about almost everything. Doesn't say much for my faith. I try to leave my worries with HIM, and then turn around and try to tell HIM how to deal with them. I needed that verse!!! thanks! Love you!!!! Can't wait to be with you all in a week!!!

    Love, MIL

  2. I am finally getting you blogs to my email!! Liz had to set it up, I couldn't get it to work!


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