Enjoying the Journey

Dealing With Fear

What is ahead? As I write these words the news is filled with stories related to the Coronavirus that is sweeping the globe and the downturn of financial markets. Mix in the political climate and uncertainty about the future and you have a recipe for anxiety! Perhaps your fears are more connected to personal issues, but we all deal with fear at times. Remember this: God is not the author of fear and never puts unnecessary anxious care in the hearts of His children. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Fears may be rooted in circumstances, others, the devil, or your own…

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The Gift of Sleep

God grants special gifts every day.  Little do we realize all that He provides.  One of the most wonderful gifts God gives is sleep.  We live in a busy world.  God has designed sleep to renew the body and refresh the mind. Psalm 127:2 says, “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” Rarely do we appreciate the gift of sleep until it escapes us.  Studies show that over 60 million Americans report difficulty sleeping at least a few nights each week.  Anxious care disrupts all rest…including sleep. Vance Havner, who went through a period of insomnia himself, told of an old…

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