No one is immune, there is no vaccine, no pill, and no preventative measure that will render us untouchable by its grips. We all are susceptible to trauma and grief and we will (if we haven’t already) experience it at some point if not several times over a lifetime. Truth be told, there is no standard operating procedure by which we can follow to ensure a speedy recovery. Each individual will grieve in his/her own way but there is one universal truth: there are no shortcuts. No healing can take place by avoiding it or trying to go around it. We must go straight through the middle and trust me it’s difficult and painful. However, with the support of friends and family, God’s loving presence and possibly a professional counselor we are able to face our grief and begin healing. The road may be bumpy and we may not walk it with great confidence but that’s okay. Keep walking down that path and in time God will repair the broken pieces and you will be stronger, wiser, and more confident then you were before your world came crashing down on you. Healing is possible!!!!!
It was just one little lie, what’s the big deal. It’s just a little white lie. I have heard this more than once during a counseling session and even in everyday conversations. If I’m being honest, I’ve said this myself.
Every fast has been a different experience for me, but God has never failed to honor the sacrifice. He has blessed me every time exactly with what I needed when I needed it.
The longer I am married the more I learn about it. The younger me thought marriage was living together, sharing responsibilities, and being romantically involved. I gave little to no thought about what it means to be spiritually connected.
The enemy of our faith uses our secrets to wreak havoc on our peace. Once you confess (talk about it), you take the power away from the enemy.
Being a parent is hard work, but it’s worth it. If we are willing, our kiddos can teach us so much about what it means to connect with them and the world around us.
Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions. We’ve possibly said it’s a new year and a new me. Or, we’ve resolved to lose weight, get in shape, eat healthier, or save money and statistics show that by February most have quit and resorted back to unhealthy habits.
Our kiddos can teach us so much if we slow down and allow them to. When we let go of the need to control the situation or the outcome we become open to possibilities of childlike wonder, breaking out in song-just because, and noticing God’s creation in such a beautiful way.
Somewhere and at some point, it became standard operating procedure for women to put others before herself.