Posts about fear

The Sounding

Looking Through Love

I was twelve years old and unable to appreciate the Biblical history of where we were, when we were on the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese.  We were…

Sep 26, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Do Not Be Afraid!

This week, Presvytera Alexandra is thinking about the words we hear over and over again in life. What do you hear most often – “Be careful!…

Jul 29, 2015
Be Transfigured

Transform Your Fear into Wonder

All people, when they encounter God, respond to His acts of love in different ways. Some are afraid to be seen by God because they know their sins deserve…

Jul 14, 2015
Be Transfigured

Trust Leads to Peace

In the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12.16-21) we witness the result of a life void of peace. Rather than trusting that God would provide for his family,…

Nov 25, 2014
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 32

Matthew 14:1-12 – Herod’s Fears Meaning of the story: The importance of knowing the people of the Bible passage, who they really are, and…

Sep 29, 2014
The Sounding

Flights of Faith: Embracing the Spiritual Side-Effects of Fear

Flying didn’t used to bother me. For years, I reveled in taking off from one city and ending up in another. I didn’t think twice about crossing oceans…

Aug 04, 2014
The Sounding

I Have a Boo-Boo

On our way to the coffee shop, Zoe kept slipping into random stores and announcing to the strangers she met that she had a “boo-boo.” Either that or…

Jun 09, 2014
The Sounding

“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

As many of you are aware, there was a shooting at Seattle Pacific University this week.  On Thursday afternoon, a gunman walked into the science building…

Jun 07, 2014
The Sounding

Syrian War and Contrapposto

U.S. involvement in the war in Syria might come. I fear. But, isn’t this the same fear as always? Isn’t it the fear that is sprouted from a weak or…

Sep 04, 2013
The Sounding

God’s Unconditional Love for Us

How many times do we do something “without condition”?  We work for a paycheck.  Or we go to school for a degree—we study to pass a test.  We…

Jul 01, 2013