Tag Archives: fear

The Battle is Yours

Trigger warning: (indirect) mention of child abuse This is a follow up post to In You I Trust. I’m just reading the texts for today, and it’s David and Goliath, which seems rather appropriate, considering what we’re up against and … Continue reading

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In You I Trust

Trigger warning: mention of child abuse In a few previous posts, I’ve talked about my family, about my abusive father, co-dependent family dynamics, and about the silence of my mother and siblings who are protecting him.  I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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Peace Be With You

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A Blessing for Traveling in the Dark

Go slow if you can. Slower. More slowly still. Friendly dark or fearsome, this is no place to break your neck by rushing, by running, by crashing into what you cannot see. Then again, it is true: different darks have … Continue reading

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The Tightrope Everyday

There’s always stuff to be afraid of, but there’s always stuff to trust as well. (Tom Hiddleston, in one of his Muse of Fire interviews/ source) Find the things you trust, spend as much time becoming aware of those as you … Continue reading

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Take Courage.

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Love

I started out with the guilt-shame-fear image of God that was presented to me when I grew up, and am living my way into the God who is love now. And it’s been a huge gift, this transformation. It takes … Continue reading

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There Will Be Light

The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:10 The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, Thomas Cole  The light shines in the darkness, and … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep From Singing? Prayer and Praise as Political Resistance

We need to claim “golden crowns” for every person of color, every woman, every immigrant, every Muslim, every differently-abled person, every human being caught under the heel of America’s delusions of grandeur. An excellent post by the Revd Marcus Halley, via … Continue reading

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Night Prayer

Psalm 91 Refrain: Keep me as the apple of your eye. 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High • and abides under the shadow of the Almighty, 2 Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold, • my … Continue reading

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