Season of Fear

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What do you fear; what gives you anxiety or even frightens you? Even with a T-Shirt or sun visor posting "No Fear" -- there is still something (or someone) that we fear. Understanding the causes of our fears is the beginning; and understanding who can help us overcome our fears is still a vital part too.

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A Season of Fear : 

A Season of Fear Another short story from the series, For a Time and Season hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Fear Anxiety caused by real or possible danger, pain, etc. Awe, reverence Apprehension, concern A cause for fear hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Fog Something that blocks the view or hinders the vision That which lurks or hangs so as to limit mobility or movement That which is cold and wet, penetrating and numbing hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Smoke Somewhat like fog in that it blocks or hinders vision; but more dangerous, it chokes or asphyxiates, and it irritates the eyes May appear like fog, but may have different coloring, texture and density so as to distinguish it from fog hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Standing at a hotel window at mid-morning, I guess that visibility was no more than 50 feet – as I could not even find my rental car in the parking lot. In addition to my unfamiliarly with this town was the thought of trying to navigate with such low visibility. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Hours later, I am airborne, sitting at the aircraft window in the late afternoon. On descent into Orlando, visibility quickly narrows from an elevation above the clouds to within the clouds; and similar fog envelopes the plane beyond the tip of the wing. Somewhat in a personal or mental fog… hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Recollections of dense fog include a few mornings on the commute, a boat ride up the Mississippi River, and a walk along Lake Michigan. The walk on “the lake” was memorable because, in anticipation of seeing one of the Great Lakes for the first time, I could scarcely see beyond the shore. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Fog seems to offer benefits in the annals of maritime (and aerial) combat as this natural occurrence allows for stealth and other such defenses in the light of day. In the basic understanding or impression, fog has very little mass compared with the apparent density to reduce and obstruct vision. A first or naïve impression… hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear In the realm of our thoughts or dreams, fog may represent a hindrance or sense of misplacement or loss. The image of groping in a fog – in search of something or someone – can be interpreted as a fear of loss or being lost. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear A photograph of interest and intrigue, the image of a fog-laden playground (or swing set) invokes a degree of concern – as though the expected children have somehow wandered off into the unforeseeable. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Fog is not alone in creating such an eerie sight or thought. Smoke produces a similar effect though with an odor. With the presence of smell, smoke is more than fog – it has a substance and power that can truly stifle and suffocate. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear In the figurative sense, “Blowing smoke” is an idiom for words or speech that lack integrity or even meaning. In the contemporary language of The Message, “smoke” is commonly used with the phrase “spitting into the wind” – both of which suggest meaninglessness or futility. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear What fog may conger up in our dreams or images, smoke can produce in realty. Peering out the window at a fog or cloud is one thing, but smelling or seeing smoke is altogether different; the one causing us to gaze with wonder, the other sending us into panic. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear A Season of Fear is more than the impulses to incidents or occurrences of fear – such as when a child darts-out into traffic or some other near-miss or close-shave. Oh, I remember such incidents or occurrences as causing alarm but only as an impulse or instant – and not a period or season. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear As fear seems to be more about the uncertain, a season or period prevails with an ebb and flow of conscience or consideration. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear History offers many lessons on the use of fear to influence, control, demoralize and even destroy people and populations. In its sometimes unannounced and unpresuming approach, fear can quickly envelope the soul (and souls) and bring all movement and its decision to a veritable stagger and complete suspense. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Reason and truth are the antidotes that, with steadfast and judicious application, can address the cause and potentially limit the spread of fear. There is always a cost (or sacrifice) however, and as with any cause, the outcome or spoils belong to the victor. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Waking from my dream – whether an actual or figurative description – the swing-set is in full view with all its color and saddled children. My hands and arms are busy pushing one, two or even three children in a concerted effort; and my mind is beyond the eerie image and thought of... hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear Years later, I am airborne; and on descent into Orlando, think with excitement of these children who live less than two hours away by car. On this day, I will not see my children but can imagine a walk along a lake, a trip up a river, and many commutes without the conscience or concern of… hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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A Season of Fear At present, I am standing at a window at mid-morning, and guess that visibility is very clear – my mind on Hope with its costs, Faith with its assurance, Reason and Truth with the power to render Justice and Righteousness… and fear is seasons away. hkirkrainer.org - AUDIO

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