We just moved to a place where there’s a legitimate fear of grizzly bears and rattlesnakes; at least for someone like me who has wild visions of vicious creatures emerging from behind every tree or under every bush (don’t worry, mom, I carry bear spray wherever I go). And let’s be clear, I’ve nearly stepped on rattlesnakes twice in the wild, so you can’t say I’m totally exaggerating.
I used to espouse the philosophy of “what do I have to lose?” when I was single. I was generally up for new adventures and more willing to be in more dangerous situations (that’s all relatively speaking, of course; I’m have my limits). But now that I’m married and a little more established in my life I think I have everything to lose, and I live with the fear of that daily. I find fear to be ever present in my marriage and in the varying degrees of possession-owning I’ve been in in my life. For a time, I had a huge fear about my house burning down. Every time Owen heads to the mountains for a hike in bear-infested wilderness, I worry. I really don’t want anything to happen to my car, my health, my family…. and the list goes on.
How do we combat these fears and start living in faith? Head on over to The Fear Warrior Blog to read the rest of this post. Jerusha is a good friend from Wisconsin who is a writer and just started her own blog which addresses fear in general and in her own life (birds of a feather, am I right?). Thanks, Jerusha, for featuring me!
Also, I had a chance to preview a memoir by Edie at the life in Grace blog who I’ve been following for a while and it is such a beautiful, heart-wrenching story. Talk about facing fear head on. Her book, All the Pretty Things comes out tomorrow! It’s available on Amazon so go check it out!