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Terror Attacks

The headlines troubled us all. A suicide bomber blows himself up killing 22 individuals at a rock concert in Manchester, England. Many were young children not to mention injuring countless others. And we ask why? We scratch our heads and we struggle to find answers. Just what makes this terrorist and others like him think that they are beyond the …

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Shifting from Fear to Love and Comfort to Adventure

In their quest for power, some people manipulate, abuse, or destroy others. Their lust for power is based on fear. They erroneously believe that they have to control others and whatever happens to them in order to be in control of their lives. They have yet to understand that if we wish to control OUR lives, we need to control …

Can Fear Really Kill You?

  The truth is that, yes, fear can make you sick—and yes, it can even kill you. But the news isn’t all bad: Fear can actually help you by sending you the message that you need to take some action and thereby help you to heal your body, mind, and soul. Let me first clarify: Real fear—the kind of fear …

Review of The Fear Cure

Review of The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul Every one of us has some kind of fear: fear of disease, fear of failure, or the fear that some kind of disaster is about to befall us. And each of us wants to be cured of our fears, instantly. The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as …

Fear of Dying in Pain

Pauline is a 55-year-old, two-time cancer survivor who is terribly afraid of possible future suffering and a premature death. She also feels guilty about her fear because she believes that as a Christian she shouldn’t be afraid, and she should be able to completely trust in God. Pauline is wondering if I have any suggestions or comments. Our strongest and …

DEATH: a matter of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter

Is today’s subject making you feel a bit squeamish? At my age (72), it’s quite natural to think about death, but most people are like children who are afraid of the dark; they’re uncomfortable with this subject. Yet, contemplating death is similar to buying life insurance. If you are serious about protecting your family, you will buy it when you …

Getting Over Fear

Getting Over Fear and On with Your Life by Chris Widener I have worked with thousands of people through the years and written for millions of others, many who have written to me for advice and the like. One of the things that I have found to be common in so many people is fear. Fear is something that cripples …

Control Fear

There is no such thing as fear. How’s that for a bold statement!  Good, now I have your attention, let me explain myself. There are various factors that can create fear and most people don’t realize that fear itself is something that is totally internal to their own mind.  It is not a real physical thing, you can’t point to …

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back

The title of this article is attributed to Publilius Syrus (circa 85 – 43 B.C.), who was brought to Rome as a Syrian slave but later given his freedom. He then became, it is said, a playwright and moral teacher. Whether he is the author or not, the saying contains valuable insights. Mainly, for each courageous act we perform, we …

The Fear of Death is Worse than Death

My wife and I often take a 15 minute walk from our house to a coffee shop. We enjoy the walk along a beautiful tree-lined road and smile at those we pass along the way. Just a few days before writing this article, we were stopped on our way home by a Filipino gentleman named Tony. “You are always smiling,” …