Posts Tagged ‘ fear ’

The Sword that pierces

28th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Simeon saw the infant Jesus, he was overcome with joy at the revelation of God. His song of praise was followed by a blessing on his parents. And then something unexpected, odd, uninvited. Is it a warning? I have often pondered Mary’s response to Simeon’s prophecy in the temple upon Jesus’ dedication. Simeon gave […]


A Greater God

1st February 2013 | 0 Comments

Roman has been struggling with unreasonable and overwhelming fear at bedtime recently. He keeps asking me questions about our house catching on fire, or a bomb being in his room and going off, or someone sneaking into our house to hurt him–typical 4-year-old terrors, I suppose. Each night I explain to him that his fears […]