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WELCOME AUTHOR CARRIE DAWS
6/23/2018 1:00:00 AM BY Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK: The Embers Series

AUTHOR: Carrie Daws

PUBLISHER: Immeasurable Works

GENRE: Inspirational Suspense

SERIES OR STAND ALONE: 3 novelette series in one paperback

TARGET AGE: 16+

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CARRIE DAWS TO PATTI’S PORCH. CARRIE SHARES THE GRIP FEAR HELD ON HER LIFE AND HOW SHE EMBRACED COURAGE TO OVERCOME IT.

 

 

CARRIE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR READER’S CHOICE OF A KINDLE OR PAPERBACK COPY OF ALL THREE BOOKS IN THE EMBERS SERIES.

 

 

 

TAKING CONTROL FROM FEAR

 

 

by

 

 

Carrie Daws

 

 

 

Does fear control you? Does it ever affect your decisions? The apostle John, one of Jesus’s best friends wrote, “There is no fear in love” (1 John 4:18). For many years, I felt condemned every time I read that.

 

 

Quite simply, fear controlled me. I was afraid of spiders and other creepy crawlies. I wouldn’t let friends get too close in case they discovered how unlikeable I could be. I was afraid of pain—to the point that I wouldn’t do some of the things I really wanted to do, like ride a motorcycle with my husband (one of his passions when he was younger).

 

 

I didn’t believe I had any value to add to conversations, so I stayed quiet. And I wouldn’t ask a question because I was convinced people would think I was stupid. I wouldn’t even make the decision of which movie to watch or place to eat, certain that no one else would like my choice.

 

 

Fear absolutely reigned in and over my life, hurting my relationships and limiting my abilities.

 

 

And then, God put His foot down. One by one, He offered me the chance to embrace courage, to choose bravery. He started small: a mid-sized spider in the middle of my floor when my husband was out of town. I killed that spider with my children cheering me on—and then allowed my young boys to clean it up for me. Let’s not expect too much at once.

 

 

I began actively listening, seeking opportunities in conversations where I could insert a thought. I boldly asked more questions, reminding myself that the worst that could happen wasn’t really all that bad. I even went skydiving, something I’d wanted to do for years but always hesitated because . . . well . . . it’s skydiving!

 

 

Our world offers many opportunities to doubt God’s goodness. To doubt His plan. Our enemy likes to demand attention, and we often give him more time and consideration than he deserves. We forget that he is a liar (John 8:44). That he comes only to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10).

 

 

May we always remember that God works in all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). Even in the difficult, fearful circumstances we’d rather avoid.

 

 

In my Embers series, Fire Marshal Cassandra McCarthy is put to the test. Will she trust God or let fear win?

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Kindling Embers

Igniting Embers

Extinguishing Embers

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God rewrote Carrie Daws’ dreams to include being an author. With a background in weekly devotions, a mentor and several friends encouraged her to try fiction. The writing monster that she now barely keeps contained was born. Since then, she’s completed several books including her new romantic suspense, the Embers series. To learn more about her books, click here.

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