Category Archives: Fear

What are you doing with your sword?

Listen to this podcast What are you doing with your Sword? Click the play button. Or go to your favorite podcasting app to listen to this post . What are you doing with your sword? While I understand that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; it is more than exquisite beauty, extravagant design […]

1 Reason You Can’t Let Fear Stay

Maybe you can think of a dozen reasons that fear shouldn’t hang out at your house, but I can tell you one great, big, huge, hairy reason it can’t stay at my house.   Before I share this 1 reason you can’t let fear stay, let me tell you how I learned that lesson. I […]

I Wanna Hold Your Hand!

I was a proud mama last week when my daughter, Kimberly, graduated from Aveda Beauty Institute with the highest GPA in her class. Another honor was bestowed on her when her classmates voted for her to speak for them at graduation. Kimberly carefully prepared and practiced to hone her presentation. Ashlyn, her daughter, asked, “Are […]

Frozen By Fear

Frozen In Place

It’s FUN! Really? People try to explain it to me, but I don’t get it. This whole fear factor element behind the way some folks celebrate Halloween.They defend their enjoyment with “It’s fun! It’s an adrenal rush!”   My daughter echoed my sentiments when she shared the stark terror one little boy encountered at one […]

Vision Requires More Than Finding Your Glasses

These days I need glasses to read. It’s not what you think…I’m NOT getting old! Unless you talk to my granddaughter, she will tell you differently. I hate wearing glasses, because I can never find them. Yes, I buy my glasses at the dollar store. And yes, I have a pair for every room, but somehow, […]

Not Gonna Be a Fool; April or Any Other Time Either

Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God."

Kayden is fourteen months old. Sometimes when I tell him something he doesn’t want to hear, he turns his head and looks away. He get this blank expression on his face, as if to say,  “I’m not listening. I’m doing what I want to do. Leave me alone. I don’t have to do what you […]

Looking for Hope in all the Wrong Places

It’s a National Treasure on display in the Museum of Natural History. Its name stirred my curiosity as much as the color and light dazzled my eyes. I imagined that this magnificent Hope Diamond had earned its inspiring name by bringing hope and light to the heart of some desperate person. So my curiosity took me […]

Chained to Fear

She sat behind the steering wheel of her car with her keys in one hand and her purse in the other. She pushed the door lock for what seemed the hundredth time and visually checked the other doors, before she leaned her head back onto the steering wheel where she sobbed. Deep sobs. Painful, fearful […]

Eye C U Hagar the Horrible

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My mom’s words were a warning, “I see you!” They still echo across the canyons of time. A stern warning that made me, as a sensitive little kid, stop what I was doing and want to run hide. Sometimes I did…hide …in the cluttered closet, behind the blankets and boxes and shoes or sometimes under […]