Painful Circumstances

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Running The Race Of Life Like A Marathoner

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Are you in the middle of running the biggest race of your life? Perhaps a course, which may have caught you off guard and calls for perseverance. Maybe not – but I have news for you – we all will find ourselves in unexpected trials at some point in our lives. How we run the race of life will determine our success. ...

Why Is Judging Others A Problem For Us?

Since I have done my fair share of judging others in my life, I was a little concerned when I arrived at Costco about what others would think. Would their judgments pierce my heart and create an uneasiness to do what was best for me? I have been on both ends of the spectrum.  Judging others is problematic, and it hurts not only those that judge but those that are judged....

Is Unconditional Love Even Possible?

I stood outside the door as I often did –  trying to prepare myself for what was to occur. Pondering, “Had I made a mistake, was I wrong to come yet again?” The voices of so many ringing in my ears, “Why do you go, she doesn’t want you?” “Why do you put yourself through such pain?” “Let her long for you.” or  “Tough love is what she needs not unconditional love.” Their words left me wondering, was this too...

When Holiday Traditions Hurt

Maybe you are a little bit like me, and planning for the holidays and creating lasting traditions is just who you are. You love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt? Maybe circumstances have made the traditions impossible, or someone is missing from the celebrations. Traditions once loved can now feel unbearable to carry on. Back in 2008, my heart ached at every step of...