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100 Days to Brave: Just Start

100 Days to Brave: Just Start

Sometimes, life feels a little too ordinary and understated. We go about our days as if nothing meaningful could ever happen to us. We’re held back by fear and what if’s and we decide that we’ll never be able to live the life that we actually want. We decide that we aren’t brave. What does it

“Even If He Doesn’t” Faith

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from The Story Devotional. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do

More Powerful Than Fear

Have you ever needed to do something but lacked the confidence or courage to do it? Go back to college? Give a presentation? Look for a new job? Move to a different city? I’ve so been there! Not just when it came to skydiving as I shared in the introduction, but also when it has

A Battle to Fight

Hanging on to the Truth In any hand-to-hand combat, there’s a constant back-and-forth of blows, dodges, blocks, counterattacks, and so forth. That’s exactly what is going on in the unseen around us. Only it takes place, initially, at the level of our thoughts. When we are under attack, we’ve got to hang on to the

Boundaries: Pray for Wisdom

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. As the Twelve Step movement grows within the church, Christians in therapy and recovery voice a common confusion. Am I powerless over my behavior? If

Laugh Without Fear

Fear causes us to miss out on the beauty and joy that exists in every life. Fear robs, steals, pillages our very hearts and leaves behind a greasy film not removable by human hands. Fear is the unwelcome greedy guest, the depressing third wheel, the clinging darkness clouding the light of the Son. Fear takes

Courage: Cancer Can Improve the Quality of Your Life

Trying New Things Cancer can improve the quality of your life. It can give you the courage to break out of old patterns and try something new. Some of that courage comes from realizing what it means to know that our days are numbered; that the end point of our life has slipped out of

Do Not Be Afraid! Be Courageous! God Is With You!

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain Brian is an incredibly smart, strong, and confident individual. With a decade of tenure at his company, a robust staff, and the experience and knowledge to substantiate his value to the organization, Brian seemingly had nothing to fear. He was next in line for the executive

Courageous Yes – Confident No

My husband was out of town recently when a box was delivered to my doorstep. It was rather large. Not the size of a dresser but definitely larger than the typical package. And it was heavy – too heavy for me to manage alone. The UPS man graciously brought it inside since it looked like it

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