Five Minute Friday.

It’s a highlight to my week. It’s when I get to just let the words fly from my mind, and through my fingers on a one-word prompt for five minutes. Free-writing is a beautiful thing where I can just let go and let the writing happen. I join up with hundreds who do the same each Thursday evening or Friday (or later) at Kate Motaung’s blog. I encourage you to try it sometime. Either on a piece of paper, in my comment section below (I’d love to encourage you), or on your own blog.

This week’s prompt & word:




There might just a million things we could be fearful of in this world.

I won’t begin to list them… the list would be too long.

And we don’t need to be reminded of them today, do we??

I have my personal few that stand out, and I would venture to guess you have some of your own.

I thought I’d do something different with this Five Minute Friday post. Below are a few of my favorite quotes and scriptures about fear, and on not giving into it.

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Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10


Do what you fear and fear disappears. —David Joseph Schwartz


This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later. —Laura Schlessinger

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For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.  Isaiah 41:13


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. —Nelson Mandela


Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. —Charles Stanley

May you be encouraged today!







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