Fear: False Expectation Appearing Real
What are some of your biggest fears? Do you think you’ll ever be able to overcome them? In every chapter of our lives, fear follows us and shapes itself into new challenges. As toddlers, we fear monsters under our beds or in our closets; as kids, we are scared of being left by our parents on our first day of school or left home alone; as teens, rejection and feeling like we don’t belong haunt us on a daily basis; and as adults, failure towers over us like an unwelcome storm cloud.
More than ten years ago, I began reading the Alex Rider series, and it quickly became one of my favorites. The series follows fourteen-year-old Alex Rider, whose world is turned upside down after his uncle’s sudden death. A whole new world is opened up to Alex, and he soon learns that his uncle wasn’t the man he said he was. In fact, not only was Alex’s uncle a spy but for years he had been training Alex to follow in his footsteps.
Recently, I’ve found myself struggling with overthinking and anxiety. I’m not usually an anxious person, but over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a pattern when it comes to decision making. No matter the topic, if a decision is going to impact my life (which is most decisions, honestly), I start to overthink and work myself up. Can you relate? I’m sure most of us can.
“Men tell stories, women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books. We did what we had to during the war, and when it was over, we picked up the pieces and started our lives over.” – Kristen Hannah, The Nightingale
This is one of the hardest posts I have had to write. I think I’ve re-written it over five times now and it still doesn’t seem adequate. Pre-warning, the coming paragraphs are heavy and quite personal. I never imagined I’d write a post of this nature, but the world is cruel and unforgiving, sometimes.
Books were created for various reasons. One of these reasons, I believe, is to spark inspiration in other people’s lives. On two occasions, There You’ll Find Me, has been that kind of book to me. I stumbled upon it accidentally a couple of years ago and then re-read it last year; both times, I learned something new about myself and got the answers I’d been looking for.
Last year, the film Adrift was released to theaters. Based on a true story, the film was exceptionally done and very well acted! (A movie with Sam Claflin with Shailene Woodley? Count me in!). After watching the movie, I learned that […]
Noise surrounds us wherever we go. Unless we purposefully take a step away and go into a quiet place, we can’t escape it. Even as I’m writing these words, I have music playing through my headphones. However, what happens when we become too dependent on the noise to keep us occupied?
The year is 1959. Elisa and her family are about to board a plane that will take them away from the chaos in Cuba and to safety in Miami, Florida. Not wanting to leave but having no choice in the matter, Elisa prays that one day she will be able to return to her home city of Havana.
Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been craving the true essence of winter; but what can you do to get the feeling of winter in a country that can’t seem to make up its mind? Well, the expensive solution would be to fly to a place where there is snow, and the temperature is below zero; while the cheaper option might be to go ice skating, but is there even an ice rink in Israel?
For the last two years, I’ve been following Cole and Savannah LaBrant on social media. Their videos used to appear on my news feed on a regular basis; I loved watching Cole’s vines and Savannah’s Musically videos with Everleigh, her […]
What is love? How do you know when you’re in love? These are just two questions I used to ask, growing up, that have taken me years to learn the truth about. I still don’t know the full answer to the second question; but earlier this year, God revealed to me what love is.
In last week’s blog, Pure Boundaries, I touched on the importance of finding your own faith outside of your family’s beliefs. I feel like this was an essential subject to tackle this week because there might be people out there who are struggling with their faith and juggling being honorable while searching for themselves.
For the last week, I’ve been listening to an audiobook called Boundaries by Dr.Henry Cloud and John Townsend. It’s a Christian, nonfiction, self-help book about setting up the right boundaries, when to say yes or no and taking control of our lives.
Thoughts are powerful. We take our minds for granted sometimes and don’t really consider what we think about seriously, but we should. Whether they are about crazy dreams you believe will never actually happen, or a dark thought that went […]
Last year was a very hard year for me; I was going through a lot of emotional turmoil and brokenness. Years of wounds left open began to bleed, and it was hard just telling myself to keep breathing. But through it all, Yeshua (Jesus) was there. Through every moment where I felt hopeless, He was there.
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