Hope for the Hurting
With a new year comes new plans, hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Many succumb to the pressure of making New Years’ resolutions – and then many are disappointed when they don’t succeed. Read more for tips to hedge your bet toward making changes that will last.read more
As you contemplate a brand new year ahead, dream big but dream with God. Keep in mind the ultimate goal. Don’t be surprised if others can’t see your dream coming to fruition or even mock you for it. Remember that where God births a dream, He also provides the means to help us accomplish it. Perhaps most important of all, remember: the shortest distance to a dream fulfilled is the path of surrender to the dream giver!read more
Never have I felt such awe as when I gave birth to my son. At Christmas, I think of Mary and her expectant heart. Mary maintained great expectancy of what God could and would do. Do we maintain such expectancy? What are you expecting God to do this Christmas?read more
Have you ever dreaded the holidays? Wondered why you didn’t feel “the merry” at Christmas? Today’s post is by a woman who felt that way before making a life-changing discovery. Today she shares her story of hope for you.read more
Christmas isn’t a happy time for everyone. There are those who suffer through depression, grief and despair during the Christmas season. I did. But what a difference a year made in my perspective.read more
The holidays are a very joyful time for some, but lack all joy for others. Read this guest post by Jennifer White, to see how she fought through depression & found her joy. She offers a key to what may help you restore your joy this holiday season.read more
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
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