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I Thought I Was Over That: What to Do When Old Wounds Resurface

Nicole Smithee

My husband and I recently argued over something as simple as our schedules, but instead of responding in the conversation like a rational human-being, in the middle of it, I shut-down and fought to hide my tears from the man who vowed to love me till death do us part.  I retreated from the argument by saying whatever I could to end it and began cleaning up the kitchen in a drastic effort to distract myself from the hurt I…

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Fear Not

Fear Not

  In the decades that I have been following Jesus, I am now just realizing a reoccurring theme in my conversations with my Savior. Quite often the word “fear” makes an appearance in my prayers to God- in our dialogues and, even at times, our debates:   As a 12-year-old determined to preach the Gospel to my 6th grade classmates, much to the ridicule of the school bully, Jesus reassured me with the words, “Fear not.”   As an 18-year-old…

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