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Facing My Biggest Fear

For those of you who have read my book “One Thing I Ask” (available on Amazon) you know that my big fear is the fear of being trapped under water. My fear quickly turned to panic when I tried an introductory dive at the Great Barrier Reef two years ago. After that trip I made a promise to myself that before our next trip to a diving site I would become a certified scuba diver.


In a few weeks my husband and I are headed to Micronesia for a mission trip. I’ve snorkeled many times during our previous trips there, but it’s also a diver’s paradise. So, here we go, pressing forward to fulfill my promise I have now begun the process of becoming a certified scuba diver. Last night I started the introduction to my online course and was struck by these words:

“Learning to scuba dive is the first step to a lifetime of discovery”


I know that scuba diving opens people up to a whole new world of God’s creation and I can’t wait to experience it. I’m feeling fearful already, so on top of taking this course I am going to make sure that I think and say only positive things about diving. I won’t focus on or talk about my fear; instead I will tell myself that this journey will defeat my fear and lead my to great, new adventures.


I am going to blog my way through this journey and hopefully my story will encourage you to face your fears as well.

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