One of my fears is ending a sentence with a preposition. Here I am, agonizing over whether or not I should change the title to “Of What Are You Afraid?” I am going to face my fear of dangling prepositions, confront the high school English teacher in my subconsious and leave the title as is. Ha! (How’s that for facing down a fear?)
Seriously, our women’s Bible study group is going to be digging into the topic of fear this summer. The Bible has a few things to say about being afraid — mostly “be not afraid”. So, is that possible? Can we ever really erase fear from our lives?
I need your help, I’m afraid. I mean….I need your assistance, please.
If you are reading this, you have been chosen to take part in a little survey. (*Bells, whistles, flashing lights*) Answer these three questions in the comments. You won’t win anything, except my deep appreciation. I’d like to start our study next week with real thoughts from real people (that’s you). Your identity will be protected so be brutally honest, if you’re not too scared.
1. What were you afraid of when you were a child?
2. What fears do you have today?
3. On a scale of 1-10 (1=not much, 10=a whole lot) how much does fear control your life?
That’s it! Don’t be timid! Jump in! (Oh, man. Another hanging preposition.)
If you’d prefer to email me with your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org