Elenor Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “Do one thing every day that scares you”.

This day was a day of rest in Niagra Falls.  It was chilly and rainy and we were grateful not to be riding. But in keeping with Elenor’s admonition, we wanted to continue fearless feats. I chose to hangout with a zombie 😳

The Stache is afraid of heights. He agreed to go on the giant Ferris wheel overlooking the falls. I was extremely proud of him, sweaty palms and all.

Though it may seem off point, I’d like to share some observations: 1) No one seems to find it unusual when a 64 year old woman is dancing by the roadside, trying to get a bee out of her jersey.  2) Cyclists spit and blow their noses while they ride! The nose blowing is au natural and is accomplished by pressing one finger on the non offending nostril and then blowing the offense out of the other nostril. 

Now that I’m feeling pretty much a biker chic, I decided to try both….with the same result. In both efforts, the ‘matter’ made its way slowly across the cheek, toward the ear, instantly drying in the wind. The result was a wry grin effect.  The Stache just glanced away as if he’d never known me. Can’t blame him really. 

I’ve also observed that most of the fears we have are unfounded. We need to start by making a keen assessment of their validity. For example, there is no such thing as a zombie. In a temperature controlled enclosure, there is no need to be afraid on a Ferris wheel. 

Then there are those things for which we truly should be concerned. At this point, we have a choice…..trust God or be consumed by fear. 

Trusting God would be my choice. 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

When one belongs to the Lord, his eternal future is secure.  Even when this physical life ends, we have assurance of eternal life in Heaven. 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind .” II Timothy 1:7

These are just two of many Bible verses on the issue of fear. Worth exploring in greater depth. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be confined by fear! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

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17 thoughts on “Afraid? Nah!

  1. Amy, you’re such a great writer! Thanks for giving me a laugh this morning, you two are having so much fun and a great experience! I’m going to be you when I grow up! Ha! Thanks so much for sharing your days with us, I loved seeing the Invictus games athletes, I watched a special on that a few years ago and enjoy reading the stories about the CAF athletes too, they are all very inspiring.

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  2. Beautiful testimony, beautiful pictures… and yeah- I’m an old noseblower from way back; and yeah- every now & then I get the same results as you… thanks for sharing T.M.I.!!! Jon McKee

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  3. I would read Timothy 2 again about the sound mind! 😱Lol You are amazing me right now! I’m showing Jan the pictures of “the favorite sis” flying over the Falls tomorrow. We will be in MN. Go with God…NO FEAR!!! 💺💺✈ Good on Bill! 🎡

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  4. Whew hew! What a gutsy lady you are. You go Amy! As I told you I feel like I am a part of the adventure!. You guys should have a reality show!! 😊😘 Love y’all!
    Seletha

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  5. I’m loving these post Amy. Every time I read them I have a smile on my face. Tom and I have spent a lot of time in the airport today ( or first flight had mechanical issues and we were place on another airlines. We will get home 7 hour later than we planned but we’ve made it half was and are waiting to board the last plane. You really lightened our day. Love you! Keep sharing. ❤️kim Sent from my iPhone

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  6. Amy, This was the best one yet. Your Halloween picture is priceless. Bill’s nervous face is great! The nose blowing was hysterical. The pictures of the Falls are beautiful. Your are the best! Love, Marilyn and Doug

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