Hope for the Hurting
Have you thought about what you will give yourself this holiday season? Generosity is a good thing. I love giving gifts to others during the holidays as well as randomly throughout the year. I take joy in making others feel loved, appreciated, and special! But I’m not as good about giving gifts of love or appreciation to myself. Read on for suggestions of what you can give yourself this holiday season.read more
Today’s guest post is from my friend, Bob Bennett who writes regular posts about Victory over Depression. Today he speaks about the pain of holiday depression.read more
A major contributor to blues around the holidays are unfulfilled expectations. They are too plentiful to count: our expectations of others, others’ expectations of us, our expectations of God, and even our expectations of ourselves. Most expectations are unspoken, which is akin to playing a game but no-one knowing the rules. Read on to see how to release yourself and others from the tyranny of expectations.read more
In a world of high expectations, God is a God of second chances. He is looking at the attitude of the heart and rewards those who seek Him.read more
God is always with us, and willing to help us. But sometimes He waits on us to act, to take a step, before we see His hand at work. Read on to see what I mean.read more
While we can’t see it at the time, God’s promises are true to make all things work together for good. The key is how we respond before we can see the good. Read on to see what I mean.read more
I used to think that I was thankful. If you had asked me if I was a grateful person, I would not have thought for a moment before answering in the affirmative. And then… Read on to see the surprising lesson I learned about gratitude.read more
In the midst of our storms we often focus on the pain and difficulty. Yet it’s an opportunity for God’s provision during our storms. Read on to see what I mean.read more
In our times of difficulty, we often want to know why we are suffering, or have someone to blame. I believe more damage is done by trying to place blame rather than looking for the good to come out of our storms.read more
Depression is much like cancer: you can’t see it yet it is very real and extremely painful; if you haven’t endured it, you don’t know what it feels like, and it not only effects the one going through it, but it also effects those who love the suffering. Read Dr. Bengtson’s post for 10 things you need to know if you have a depressed loved one.read more
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