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....and Faith

Fear was the topic of the previous post -- the consuming fear I have lived with for much of my life. I ended it by saying that God had been working on fear and faith in my life. And today, we'll (I'll?) see a couple of ways God has been addressing that in my life lately.

You may have noticed that I changed the title to the blog.
Live Courageously. Love Ferociously.
A couple months ago, I was praying and that's what I asked God for. To live courageously and love ferociously. And though I don't really know what that looks like, I prayed for it.
I was tired of living in fear of everything. And I longed to live a life of courage, a life of following after Christ.
A life I knew I could not live mired in fear everywhere I went.
Because a life of courage requires faith.

I think, now that I'm writing this, that God has been answering that prayer.

Evidence #1. I've been going to the women's Bible study at First Baptist for several months now. I've enjoyed it and…


I know what you must be thinking...two posts so soon together??
I think I waited so long between the last ones that I feel the need to blog more to make up for it....but also, there are things I feel the need to share.
And really, I should be doing work for my classes, since you know, there's A LOT of it and it's Mardi Gras week, which means there are events other than school occurring. But it's cold in my room and I like being wrapped in blankets for the moment. And I just finished re-reading a really wonderful book called Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar (quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, even though she only has two books out...and I have to wait until JULY for the third).
Also, bear with me. This may be long.
Moving on....

The last post was about how God has answered my prayers and provided for me in seemingly miraculous ways. I think that God is leading me to a place of deeper faith in Him.
Faith that He is who He says He is.
That He will do what He says …

A New Post


I have been starting and stopping, erasing and re-writing, thinking and planning, and starting and stopping again for this post. I haven't posted since the beginning of December, and that was only a list of things I had to do for finals. Hardly note-worthy. Before that, I hadn't posted since September. Which, upon reflection, was also only a "here's what has happened in the last several weeks" post....since I hadn't updated since MAY. Clearly I'm very good at keeping up with this little blog. Probably because I'm fairly certain the only people who read this are also those that I actually update on the phone...

Also, I think I've been avoiding writing anything serious for awhile because I didn't really want to think about it in such a way that would lead to a post. "It" being any number of things I've been thinking about for the last 6 months or so. Likely, another reason for this is because there are so many things run…