Fears are like . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chickillt Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and happy Thanksgiving Eve! This is my favorite time of year and has been for the last several years. I love the change in seasons, but even more than that, I love what it all represents: a time of thankfulness, a time of reflecting and reaching out to give others a reason to be thankful. Well, let’s have another cup of encouragement in this area of fears, shall we? Grab your coffee and come on in.

Janine’s excited voice gently pulled me out of my thoughts. “You did it!” She had such a happy smile on her face and I couldn’t help but smile, too.

I bobbed my head up and down, still staggering from the truth that He had just handed to me through my own experience of facing my fear of the waves. I began to paddle again when George began to complain about the kayak not having a motor. 🙂

My thoughts were colliding into one another: Is this really how others feel when they begin to deal with issues? I went back in my mind to the beginning of my own unpacking process, and I knew the answer within seconds: YES, absolutely, positively, it was a fear. Could this be why I have such a heart to help others face the junk in their trunk and begin the unpacking process? Again, the answer came swiftly: Yes, absodarnlutely yes, without a doubt! Our key scripture on our website came to mind: “You will comfort others with the comfort you’ve been given.

How can I determine how a pair of shoes feel and fit if I don’t walk in them?

By now we had paddled over to the big rock and saw for ourselves where the echoes were coming from. Have you ever seen a sea otter up close? They have such cute faces and the way they get around brings a giggle to my heart. As I watched the sea otters, I took an emotional break from what had just transpired and enjoyed the moments out there in the calm sea, the crashing waves moving to the back of my mind as we sat in our kayaks and talked with Joe & Janine calmly and comfortably.

George and I decided to go in before Joe and Janine and as we paddled the kayak around and headed for shore, this time I rested in my husband’s promises to get me to shore safely!

I have a couple more thoughts on this subject so be sure to keep coming back for your cup of encouragement.



P.S. Happy happy birthday to one of my most favorite men in my life, my son! I love you more than life, Jeff! May you feel His love everywhere you go today, in everything you do! I’m so blessed by the gift of you and your life! (most, more!)


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