His article causes me to think of a small plaque which hung on the wall near my baby sister's crib when I was first old enough to read. It said, "God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." The reason for the verse being on our wall may have been because my parents were experiencing some rather tough times. Mom was a Republican who had taught in a high school in Frederick County for about a dozen years and before that in a one-room schoolhouse in Carroll County. When her fifth and last child was born she was 45 years old and had no use for any spirit of fear!