Category: Facing Fear

When Raccoons Attack

Our home is in the middle of the city, however we have a city park located at the back of our property. The park isn't what you would imagine. It's basically a large green space, and a wooded area. We also have a pond in our back yard. The pond and the park are two of the features ...

Restless

The past  few months have been crazy in my world. I have been working crazy hours at work, and also working on several things at home. There were many times that my to do list has made me feel like I was drowning.  I have ran when my tank was long past empty and I have ...

Snakes, Aquariums and Being Brave

I am afraid of snakes. Actually, "afraid" may not accurately describe how I feel about snakes. I am terrified of snakes. I jump and close my eyes when a snake comes on the TV. I can't read about snakes. When a snake pops up on social media, I have to quickly scroll past the image or story. ...

When I Have No Words

Anxiety is an emotion I know all too well.  For many years, I have struggled to choose faith over fear.  I can go weeks without feeling anxious, but then there are times when I feel like my anxiety threatens to crush me. For the past couple of weeks, I have felt the familiar grasp of anxiety taking root again. ...

No Ipod Needed

I have been spending most of my quiet time lately in Psalms. It seems that no matter what I read, I keep coming back to Psalm 27:13-14: I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; ...