To the Hurting This Christmas

 

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The woman’s hands shook gently as she hung the last ornament on the tree, eyes shining with unshed tears as she gently traced the face of her deceased husband through the glass of the ornament.

Just down the street stood a father outside his son’s bedroom door, begging him to let him in so he can keep him from hurting himself again. 

On the other side of town, there is a teenager staring at herself in the mirror with self-contempt, wondering how she’ll make it through another day.  Continue reading “To the Hurting This Christmas”

Choosing Thanksgiving–No Matter the Circumstance

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He knew the next footsteps in the corridor might be those of the guards taking him away to his execution. His only bed was the hard, cold stone floor of the dank, cramped prison cell. Not an hour passed when he was free from the constant irritation of the chains and the pain of the iron manacles cutting into his wrists and legs. Continue reading “Choosing Thanksgiving–No Matter the Circumstance”

4 Methods of Self-Reflection and How It Will Deepen Your Walk With Christ 

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When times are difficult, it’s easy to lose focus and get distracted. 

Just like the disciples tossed back and forth in the waves as noted in Matthew 14:24, we often fear disaster. We often forget how to row, we panic, we fear the trajectory of our ship, and we fail to look to the One whose word can calm the raging sea. 

The storms that life throw our way can consume us in its dizzying force and cause us to lose sight of the state of our heart, the words that we speak, the thoughts of our mind, and the state of our spiritual health. We become so consumed with simply surviving, we forget what’s important to God. Then, before we know it, we are in need of some serious soul-searching and time for inward reflection.    Continue reading “4 Methods of Self-Reflection and How It Will Deepen Your Walk With Christ “

The Sunshine Blogger Award Interview

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Apparently, I’ve been tagged to do the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much Lili P. for tagging me!

Here are the Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

This should be fun! Are you ready? Here are the questions she asked me to answer: Continue reading “The Sunshine Blogger Award Interview”