Hope for the Hurting
The holidays are fast approaching, and so is the holiday shopping rush. Are you like me and often wonder what to get that special someone? In an effort to lighten your load, and help you stress less this Christmas, I’ve culled a list of 61 great Christmas gifts for 2021 that you can buy on Amazon! Take care of your shopping without leaving the comfort of your own home. This list of gift suggestions is based on some of the favorite gifts I’ve either given or received in the past few years.
Most of us love the holidays, but the stress and chaos of the season can steal our joy and leave us exhausted. Holiday coach Marcia Ramsland shares how you can simplify during the holidays and relieve stress with these 6 tips to picking the perfect gift.
Don’t you love it when science lines up with how God designed our needs? Exercise has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and provides us physiological and psychological benefits at the same time. Amy Connell shares with us ways exercise reduces anxiety and stress, the best exercise for stress relief, the physical and psychological benefits of exercise and other ways exercise is good for your health.
Times of crisis seem to punctuate the waiting times. The wait often seems harder, longer, or even less do-able. Those situations can test our faith. Do we believe the circumstances we are in, or do we hold strong and believe God’s truth? How do you maintain your hope during the discouraging times of waiting?
Suffering of any kind stinks! It just does. Are you hunkered down waiting for the storm to pass, the waters to stop raging, and life to return to normal? Are you waiting for life to get better before you live it to the full? In the midst of the struggle of a cancer diagnosis, Niki Hardy stopped and asked two questions. She shares how God answered and what she discovered about living life to the full despite our suffering.
Running and doing can be exhausting. Through rest, God offers peace. Sometimes the very thing we run from is the thing we need the most. Are we willing to trust that God knows what is best and His plan for us is good? Read more for how to surrender to God and risk rest.
So much of our self-esteem or feeling of inadequacy really comes back to knowing our worth, our true worth. Even though there have been times when we’ve been crushed by circumstances, stomped on in situations, and maybe completely torn apart, our worth has not changed. Erica Wiggenhorn shares the secret she discovered about understanding your worth and recognizing your true value.
Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
Are you stuck or have you ever felt stuck? Stuck in a relationship? Stuck in a career or job? Stuck in your finances? We’ve probably all been there at one time or another. Today, Amy Joob shares the key she found to getting unstuck. It’s a process and may not be easy at the beginning, but it is so worth it in the end!
At some point in time, we all face trials. They can come from painful relationships, health issues, legal system woes or even jobs that leave us exhausted. What do you do when the trials come? When we face a trial, we have to choose how we will respond.