Fasting from fear is resistance and it will take more than 40 days.
What percentage of song lyrics are about love? 80% or 90%? We need it, we want it, we seek it.
We want love in our lives– a few close friends, some family members, a significant other. We want to feel cared about, known, full, safe, special, accepted. And it scares the heck out of us.
Oh, Lord, it’s so fun playing hooky. So satisfying to say, “I don’t HAVE to go tonight.” I can stay home-- recoup my spirits. . .
The voice(s) I listen to make a difference in my life...
Violence. It is pervasive in our global culture, and with the advent of the internet, here in America it is inescapable.
Selfishness, being captivated by my own wants, needs and desires; I am aware of how present that sin is in my life.
I am tired of being afraid. Tired of being afraid that I am not good enough. That I do not have enough. That somehow something is not yet “enough” enough about me and the way that I live. I am tired of what those feeling draw from me. I am tired of watching the beloved people around me find themselves trapped in that fear, as well. This Lent, I want to fast fear.