Fear Not

 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

dentist chair“Mrs. Reyes!” The dentist said sternly. “Are you in pain?!”

“No,” I answered, with tears streaming down both sides of my face.

“Then please stop moaning!”

Yes, I had been moaning. Incessantly. Since he first began working in my mouth with his drill. I was so overcome by fear over my first root canal that when I was later asked to get up to move to another room, I had to be helped because I almost passed out. Continue reading

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Frogs in the King’s Bed

“The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them.” Exodus 7:5 NRS

frogFrogs. Hundreds of them. They covered the two-lane road we were traveling on. Pop, pop . . . pop, pop, pop. “Dad, please stop!” I begged from the back seat, horrified at all the frogs our car was running over. “Honey, there’s nothing I can do about it,” my dad said. “They’re everywhere!” I overheard him telling my stepmother that he had “never seen anything like this before.” Continue reading