Fear of the Past

“David Crockett: Well, me and Russel are figuring on heading down Texas way. That ain’t no place these days for a riverboat gambler with wobbly legs.

Thimblerig: There are times when cowardice is a virtue, my dear Colonel. It makes choosing a cause so very simple. Now, I know nothing about Texas of which you speak, but I do know of the fury of the outraged minions of the law. And as a consequence, I fear what lies behind me far more than the unknown that lies ahead.”


We all have certain things in our past we wish we could take back or forget, but like the gambler we can’t let the past hold us back from the present and future. What did Jesus say to the woman who was almost stoned to death. “Go and sin no more.” We too have to remember we can’t change our past, we can’t undo the past, but we can refuse to continue to live in the past. Our future is but a moment away so take up the hand of God and walk with him away from the past.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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