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Are You Feeling Lonely When You Weep?

Do you feel alone when you weep, as if no one understands the depth of your grief? What if I told you someone does? Would you believe me?

Do you feel alone when you weep, as if no one understands the depth of your grief? What if I told you someone does? Would you believe me? As I knelt by the graveside of yet another person I loved gone in 2017 the tears welled up. Teardrops fell one by one on to the grass where I knelt to pray. As I looked up at the beauty surrounding me, a familiar verse came to mind, one which had brought...

What Helps When You Are Grieving?

It is inevitable at some point in our lifetimes we all will find ourselves grieving. Our grief will be unique to each of us. However, we can learn from each other ways to ease the pain. Today, I want to share the best thing I ever learned about grieving.

It is inevitable at some point in our lifetimes we will all find ourselves grieving. Losses are part of our earthly world. How we process, our grief will be unique to each of us. However, we can each be a part of easing the pain of another by sharing what helps when we are grieving.  Today, I will share the best thing I ever learned about grieving. First, let me reveal a truth....

Do You Know What Makes You Happy?

Do you know what makes you happy? Maybe you have forgotten or just don't do enough of it on a daily basis. If you are anything like me, more times than not, I choose productivity over the things that make me happy. It is not all wrong but if you tip the scales too far one way it just might be.

Do you know what makes you happy? Maybe you have forgotten or just don’t do enough of it on a daily basis. If you are anything like me, more times than not, I choose productivity over the things that make me happy. Of course, it is not all wrong but if you tip the scales too far one way it just might be....

How to Grow Closer in the Most Important Relationship

What is the most important relationship in your life? If it is God, do you want to learn how to quit wishing for a closer connection and get one?

What is the most important relationship in your life? If it is God, do you want to learn how to quit wishing for a stronger connection and get one? As Christians, our heart’s desire is to draw closer to him every day, but we find when we look back many times we have hit a plateau where we have quit growing. But before you get all down on yourself or praising yourself for where you are – remember growing closer...

What to Do When You Want to Skip Christmas

I am already exhausted just thinking about it. Is anyone else caught up  in that place where you are asking – “Can we please just skip Christmas?”

Christmas will be here before we know it. It is exhausting just thinking about it. Is anyone else caught up  in that place where you are asking – “Can we please just skip Christmas?” As I sit here organizing my long Christmas to-do list, gifts to buy and people to see, I am wondering how on earth I can add more to my already overtaxed schedule. As I get down to the 99th item, I realize only – One thing...