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Fear…the dark room where negatives are made…

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Got phobias?

pho-bi-a: a persistent, abnormal or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid the feared stimulus.

Probably the biggest fear of all is uncertainty and lately it seems we have a lot to fear.

It’s also been said that exposing ourselves to our biggest demons is the best way to move past them……..what do you think?

Check out this list to see what YOU’RE afraid of……

  • Animals?  Zoophobia
  • Ants?  Myrmecophobia
  • Beards?  Pogonophobia
  • Bees?  Apiphobia
  • Birds?  Ornithophobia
  • Blood?  Hematophobia
  • Choking?  Pnigophobia
  • Crossing bridges?  Gephyrophobia
  • Crowds?  Ochlophobia
  • Dirt?  Rupophobia
  • Dreams?  Oneirophobia
  • Flowers?  Anthohobia
  • Flying?  Aerophobia
  • Frogs?  Ranidaphobia
  • Garlic?  Alliumphobia
  • Germs?  Mysophobia
  • Haircuts?  Tonsurphobia
  • Height?  Acrophobia
  • Hospitals?  Nosocomephobia
  • Illness?  Nosemaphobia
  • Insects?  Entomophobia
  • Lakes?  Limnophobia
  • Long words?  Sesquipedalopphobia
  • Men?  Androphobia
  • Money?  Chrometophobia
  • Moths?  Mottephobia
  • Night, darkness?  Nyctophobia
  • Plants?  Batonophobia
  • Shadows?  Sciophobia
  • Snakes?  Ophidiophobia
  • Spiders?  Arachnophobia
  • Sun?  Heliophobia
  • Touch?  Haptophobia
  • Trees?  Dendrophobia
  • Vegetables?  Lachnaophobia
  • Water?  Hydrophobia
  • Women?  Gynophobia
  • Worms?  Scoleciphobia

On the flip side, here’s what the Bible says about fear:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

“So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews13:6).

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faith..

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do not be afraid…

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you think YOUR kid has issues?

These are the children that will one day be giving us our meds in the nursing home…..

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God is in control…

Psalm 2:1-  “Why do the nations plan rebellion? Why do people make their useless plots? Their kings revolt, their rulers plot against the Lord, and against the ruler that He chose.  Let us free ourselves from their rule, they say, let us throw off their control.  From His throne in heaven, the Lord laughs and mocks their feeble plans.  Then He warns them in anger and terrifies them with His fury.”

If you know me, you know I love to laugh.  My husband says that I laugh in my sleep and I do know that I have awakened myself,  giggling.  I also love how the dictionary describes laughter as “the vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles.” 

In Psalm 2, the world’s leaders and rulers gathered together.  With great fury and indignation, they shake their fists in the face of God and threaten to overthrow His rule! (vs 3)  What do you think was God’s response to their display of power and independence? He laughed.  Not the quiet sort of chuckle, but a cosmic guffaw, loud enough to shake the heavens! (vs. 4)  How absurd are the nations that are rejecting the God who created them!

The Believers Commentary says, “To place this Psalm in its proper setting, we must look ahead to the close of the Great Tribulation, immediately prior to the glorious return and reign of our Lord Jesus Christ.  At this time a vast federation of rulers and nations will unite in a passionate determination to prevent Christ from taking the reigns of world government.”

The psalmist asks, why would anyone enter into a hopeless conspiracy against God?  From God’s perspective, they are fools indeed who will not fall down and acknowledge His greatness.  Nothing can change the fact that God is in control.

After hearing the debates on CNN last night, and scanning the newspaper this morning, I have decided to take a big RED magic marker and over each discouraging headline write, GOD IS IN CONTROL!!

Nothing in His universe happens by chance or accident. For every effect there is a cause. God “worketh all things after the counsel of His own will: That we should be to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:11-12)

I’ll say it again……GOD IS IN CONTROL.

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ah…all the lovely emails…

As we progress through to the end of 2011, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can’t sit down on a hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one’s nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can’t touch any woman’s handbag for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public toilet.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS for the email about rat poo in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I can’t have a drink in a bar because I fear I’ll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can’t eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

I can’t use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy petrol without taking someone along to watch the car, so a serial killer doesn’t crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.

I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring me for life.

I no longer go to the cinema because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.

I no longer go to shopping centers because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a huge phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan ..

THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can’t ever pick up a 10 cent coin dropped in the car park because it was probably placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

I can’t do any gardening because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

P. S. I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.NOW YOU HAVE YOURSELF A VERY GOOD DAY…

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