Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
Brian Simo is a race car driver, and most of you have probably never heard of him. However there is one thing about him with which you are probably familiar. In 1985 he created the "No Fear" clothing line and found an idea that appealed to many Americans.
We have a lot of respect for
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
FEAR OF FLYING
Some people are sacred to death of flying. To think of getting on airplane and taking off at 150 MPH, climb to an altitude of 30,000 feet and go 400 or so MPH, is a bit much.
Reminds me of the story told years ago about a flight of a four-engine jet plane. It was a lengthy
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
ANATOMY OF FEAR
In spite of what they say, 90% of the chronic patients who see today's physicians have one common symptom. Their trouble did not start with cough or chest pain or hyperacidity. In 90% of the cases, the first symptom was fear.
This is the opinion of a well-known
A CURE FOR FEAR
The story starts with a boy of 12 whose name was Jim. Jim was a pleasant young lad, but one day his mother became very ill, the doctor came and saw her, and he explained to Jim and his father that in all probability Jim's mother will die. Sad right?
Well, the day came for
Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011
FEAR OF BUGS
I hear the word camping and run for cover. Through the daily writings most of you know that a number of weird things happen to me. How much more in the open woods. Of all the times I camped OUTSIDE I have never had a good experience. If there are 1,000 people in a field and 1
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 31, 2011
FEAR OF WITNESSING
Leighton Ford, Good News is for Sharing, 1977, David C. Cook Publishing Co., Page 15:
In preparing for this book, I have talked to a lot of people, and the fear issue comes up front again and again. What makes people hesitate to share their faith? Here are some of the
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 7, 2011
In Boca Raton Florida, Jerry Stevens, a pilot decided to gree the New Year by writing, "God is Great" and similar messages in the sky above the city. When they saw the skywriting, many residents panicked and called police. They believed it was a terrorists'
Contributed by Brooks Sayer on Oct 14, 2008
Fear of Risk
Henry Fairlie of the Washington Post, writing in the Tulsa World, states that the "fear of risk is killing the American Spirit." He points out our over-reaction to Three Mile Island and the engine on one DC-10. He asked, "Was the Mayflower seaworthy?" He contends that a group of
A mural artist named J.H. Zorthian read about a tiny boy who had been killed in traffic. His stomach churned as he thought of that ever happening to one of his three children. His worry became an inescapable anxiety. The more he imagined such a tragedy, the more fearful he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
NO MORE FEAR OF FALLING
At the time it was completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. During the first phase of the project, 23 men fell to their death. There were very few safety devices, and things seemed to be going from bad to worse.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
LUTHER ON FEAR
Martin Luther made this interesting observation in his Table Talk:
"God and the devil take opposite tactics in regard to fear. The Lord first allows us to become afraid, that he might relieve our fears and comfort us. The devil, on the other hand, first makes us feel secure in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Kruschev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. In the midst of his speech a heckler shouted "You were one of his colleagues why didn’t you stop him?"
Kruschev screamed, "Who said that?" There
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2012
FEAR OF FLYING?
A man is sitting in the coach section of a flight from New York to Chicago, biting his fingernails and sweating profusely. Noticing his disturbed expression, a flight attendant walks over and says, "Sir, can I get you something from the bar to calm you down?"
The man gives a
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 2, 2012
FEAR OF THE RESURRECTION
In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Jan 14, 2013
LIFTING THE FEAR
A story is told of a child who had to walk each evening past a dark, spooky house. Some adults sought to give him courage. One handed him a good luck charm to ward off the ghosts. Another had a light put on the dreaded corner. Still another said earnestly, "It is sinful to be
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 13, 2002
The early American Indians had a unique practice of training young braves.
On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, after learning hunting, scouting, and fishing skills, he was put to one final test.
He was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone.
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Apr 28, 2004
Luther on Fear
Martin Luther made this interesting observation in his Table Talk. God and the devil take opposite tactics in regard to fear. The Lord first allows us to become afraid, that he might relieve our fears and comfort us. The devil, on the other hand, first makes us feel secure in our
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.”
- Jennifer Yane
As you grow older, what’s inside you doesn’t change but your body changes, and it’s confusing to look in the mirror.
If you live your life as though you are a perpetual image contestant, your age is
Contributed by Shine Thomas on Aug 28, 2017
Fear and worry statistics from U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, Sep. 4, 2016:
Percentage of things feared that will never take place: 60%
Percentage of things feared that are considered to be insignificant for you: