Friday, June 27, 2014

What Time I Am Afraid

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  Psalm 91:1          

When I was a young child I was terrified of electrical storms. Hiding my head gave me a mild sense of comfort and protection, but the fear remained, lurking, ready to scream, “Boo!” at the next clap of thunder.

Time and experience has drained some of that fear. Still, while others may watch and marvel at the beauty and thrill of the fearsome storm, I still prefer the vague protection of my home. Yes, I know that a good thunderstorm “clears the air.” Yes, I know that taking reasonable precautions are valuable. Yet that lingering fear from childhood still makes it presence whenever the rolling thunder precedes the gathering storm.

Psalm 91 tells us that those who live close to God have a shelter. Unlike our earthly dwellings that provide at best, only a measure of protection, God’s shelter is perfect, constant and invincible. We can trust fully in its strength, rely on its stability, and never doubt that it’s the best solution for our worries and fears.

Brown not only has her debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, available for purchase now, but a companion book called West Virginia Scrapbook: From the Life of Caralynne Hayman, filled with tidbits of information about West Virginia, quotes, recipes from West Virginia and from Caralynne’s life, pictures and discussion questions for the novel. November, 2014, the first book in her mystery series, Hog Insane, released. It’s a fun, lighthearted novel introducing the characters, Denton and Alex Davies.
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?
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  1. Sherry, thanks for having me! Enjoyed writing the post. :)

    1. Thank you so much! I loved having you as a guest. We'll do it again in a few months.

  2. Sherry, so many fears-I can relate. Thanks for your thoughts. I have seen deliverance from my fear. Thank you, Lord!

  3. My friend Carole Brown wrote this post. You are so right, Jeanne. The Lord can deliver us from all our fears.