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Living Unafraid

Like some of you, I have experienced anxiety and feelings of isolation for the last several months. The pandemic, the political unrest, and other issues facing our world have caused an uneasiness and angst that I wasn’t expecting. It’s been especially bad since I’ve been locked in my long-term care facility. Not only can I not have visitors in, I cannot leave the premises or even leave my room. I know that the rest of the world shares this discomfort with me and that I am not alone.

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HE IS HERE

When my neck was broken in 2013 there was so much confusion in my mind. Difficult things happened in my life before then and I had held onto my faith, but this was so catastrophic that I couldn’t think clearly. I wondered if God was punishing me for all I had done wrong. Although I was sober when my injury occurred, I had been an active alcoholic for many years before then and the behaviors that accompanied my drinking were condemned sins all throughout the Bible.

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The Rocky Path of Perfection

I was recently enrolled in my last class before graduating with a bachelor’s degree. It was an accelerated class that crammed an entire semester of work into an 8 week timeframe. I was typically spending 30 to 40 hours a week reading class materials, writing papers, participating in forums, and taking tests. It was a huge challenge but I loved it (plus, I had a tutor!). Then in the seventh week of class, it happened. Read the rest of this entry