Tea Party Tidbits 9 - Feeling Fearful by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #7 – Feeling Fearful?

This should’ve been obvious, I suppose, but it dawned on me this week in conversation with friends why fear is a sin: it twists my perspective onto me – my abilities to handle a situation, my ability to make things turn out right, my power to change things. And plenty of situations stretch beyond my limitations and tempt me to…

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Tea Party Tidbits 14 - Troubled Times by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #6 – I’d Rather Laugh

Dear Friend, I’ve wracked my brain trying to figure out how to inject levity to the topic of troubled times. Except troubled times is not a humorous topic. It’s more of a just-shoot-me-now-and-do-it-quick type thing. I’ve deleted plenty of blog posts that, in essence, say just take it to Jesus, sister, and leave yer troubles there. Which, ok, yeah –…

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Tea Party Tidbits 4 - Need Stability by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #4 – Need Stability?

Dear Friend, Who doesn’t need stability when health declines, loved ones die, or you just forget your razor on a camping trip? Right? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a life-threatening issue for me to realize I have issues. I forgot my razor on a four-day camping trip with friends over the fourth of July weekend. It introduced a new…

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Tea Party Tidbits 13 - Craving Freedom by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #3 – Craving Freedom?

Dear Friend, Happy (slightly early) Fourth of July! After deleting numerous attempts to convey an “appropriate” amount of gratitude for those who have served our country, those currently serving, and especially the One who purchased ultimate freedom for us – I wave the white flag of surrender. There isn’t anything I can say that would be “right” enough to do…

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