Tag: strong

When Hope and Fear Collided

Hope is a powerful thing. It begs us to believe what we cannot see. It has the power to make us stay longer and believe stronger. Hope let’s us dream and feeds our vision. In the extreme, the Bible says without it we perish. (Psalm 29:11) Fear can be equally powerful. It paralyzes the strong…

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Bravery or Fear?

I want to be brave. I want to fearlessly walk down unknown roads, and launch into deep waters. I want the kind of trust that goes even when I don’t know where I’m being led. The truth though, is my brave talk is not always matched by my faith, and that’s frustrating. What I want…

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Breaking the Power of Silence

Silence is powerful. It commands our attention, and can be more deafening than crashing cymbals or blaring horns. It also changes us, causes physical harm and can actually destroy us! ( Psalm 32) This is especially true when we keep silent about sexual abuse. Not speaking out in the wake of sexual abuse gives power…

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