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LIVE ABOVE FEAR

My blog is a safe place to think, feel, and be honest about loss and life, fear and freedom. I'm looking forward to sharing our struggles and sorrows with one another, as well as the victories God gives us on our new path to freedom. Fear often grips me,...

Are you free of fear?

Is fear of rejection controlling your life? I’ve developed a quiz that will help you answer that important question. Even into my adult years, I had no idea that this devastating fear was defining my life. Now that I’ve found freedom from my fear, I’m eager to help others...

No! I can’t do that!

  You may remember that my April Monthly Musings centered on the disciple Peter, who floundered after the death of his friend, Jesus. As he stood at the sea, he announced to his friends, “I’m going fishing.” A decision that would take him back to his old, familiar way...

I am going fishing

The water lapped at the feet of the ruddy-faced men who stood at the edge of the Sea of Tiberias. Normal bantering and fast movements pushed aside, they gazed at the horizon, uncertain of what to do next. Peter slowly turned to face the others and quietly announced, “I...

Fear or Faith?

I invited my friend, Shirley Mewhinney, to share her recent experiences during the unexpected crisis that has rocked our world. There isn't a better message for our world today than Gail's blog title, Live Above Fear! In our private times, and even in public, most of us are experiencing moments of...

Slices of Time

What is the hardest thing for you to give up on a daily basis? For me, it’s my time. Since I’m a planner, it’s a continual challenge to release time to spend with people and get involved with things outside my agenda. In the past, I gave more priority...

Memory of Love

You’re my favorite granddaughter! My grandmother—affectionately called Grandmartie—showered me with love and filled empty spaces in my young life and into adulthood. She had that way about her. My mother and father worked full time, which gobbled up much of their time.  Fortunately, Grandmartie lived close by. I loved...

Learn, Live, Hope

What has happened in your life so far this year? Have you started pursuing one of your resolutions? Maybe you’ve taken a risk and tried something new. Perhaps you’re at a standstill, overwhelmed by your long list. Or you’ve check off one major thing and you’re smiling right now....

The Downside of People Pleasing

I still struggle with what people think of me. Proof surfaced during the opening night of the annual Word Weavers retreat in Leesburg, Florida. We were asked to dress as our favorite detective to coincide with the theme: Your Identity as Writers. I chose Miss Marple, the unexpected detective...

Tend Your Garden

“Gail, remember to tend your garden!” Shirley is the kind of friend who sends me these kinds of alerts whenever she discerns I’m forgetting to pause and tend my own personal garden. To give myself permission to slow down and go someplace or do something that allows me to...