When times are hard and no answers are ready, we are given the opportunity to grow our faith and become more like Jesus by trusting God to manage our trial. He warns us in His word that we will go through hard times. God offers us hope in that when the difficulties come, He will be with us. That’s the When and Will of trust.
As a mother, watching your children make choices or decisions that aren’t in alignment with all you’ve taught them or who you raised them to be can bring such heart ache. In reading through scripture, it strikes me that all our Biblical heroes have strayed or missed the mark at one time or another. Some prior to knowing the Lord and others who knew Him. There is hope for the prodigal because we have all been a wanderer at one time or another. Our kids are no different. Lori Wildenberg shares 10 hope-filled responses when you love a prodigal.
Lori Wildenberg and I talk about hope for parents who have a prodigal child or whose child is making decisions we wouldn’t wish for them. We have a vision of where we hope our children will go and how we hope they will follow the Lord. We hope they live a life that is God’s best for them. What do you do when the person you love, a sibling, or child has stepped off the expected path? Lori shares how to build a bridge and keep connections going in the midst of a prodigal situation.
In today’s busy culture, doing more is praised. What about when you’re overwhelmed with the enormity of it all? There is an antidote for feeling overwhelmed. As I wondered how I would manage, I thought through these 10 steps that helped me process the overwhelm and exchange it for God’s grace, mercy and provision.
Fall is a chance to reassess our lives and prepare for what is to come. Fall is when you set up a new schedule, look forward to the holiday season, and take advantage of a slower season to regain some semblance of order before things get chaotic and stressful again. Marcia Ramsland, The Leading Online Organizing Coach and a Business Productivity Expert, shares organization tips she recommends for the fall. Pick one or two of these 10 organizing tips for fall to get your momentum going.