Dear Mama, Fear Is a Liar—and Here Is the Truth

You see, fear is a liar but love tells the truth.

Fear says: You’re not good enough, you’re not doing anything well, you’re letting your readers down, letting your family down, letting God down.

But Love says: I’m enough for you. You are doing great. You are beautiful just the way you are. You can do it with my help. You don’t have to do it all. I love you. So much in fact, that I died for you.

Gentle Reminders

Man, I am good at forgetting and fretting. I am good at feeling overwhelmed and worried. I need daily reminders. I need help remembering. And I’m wondering if you might too?

That is why for the next 7 days, I’m going to be posting gentle reminders for those who feel they are failing. Words to remind, words to help fight fear and lies. You can follow on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to get reminders delivered to your inbox.

I am fighting this feeling of failure, these lies of the enemy, with his truths, with his love, with his words.  Join me?


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Alana Dawson
Pronounced like Atlanta only without the ts, Alana is married to her high school sweetheart. Together they travel the US to wherever the Navy sends them with their two daughters and french bulldog named Kyle. After suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2015, Alana realized just how fragile life can be. She set out on a mission to reform from her rushed, run-down, and ragged ways to create a life filled with love. You can read more about her mission and adventures in military life at her blog and instagram @alana_pilar.

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