Hope for the Hurting
Are you comparing yourself to the “me” you want to be? Trying to be the mom, wife, and woman you wish you could be? It’s not always comparison with others that traps us. How do you release that “ideal” me to experience freedom in Christ? Heather Creekmore shares with us in today’s post.
There are times when life doesn’t make sense, when pain is great. The most difficult of circumstances, cancer diagnosis, miscarriage, even the death of a loved one, require the greatest trust. They require that we trust God even when we don’t understand.
I have not personally suffered through addiction to substances, nor had family members who have, but as a neuropsychologist, I have treated thousands who have. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast, I chatted with Laura Padgett, who shared hope for adult children of alcoholic parents. We are never too broken to be restored.
Boldly courageous…that was the phrase God gave me one year. It sounded exciting at the time…like a warrior princess. Adventurous and brave. Little did I know what it would entail. Or, what I would learn.
If you were asked to tell of a time you acted courageously, what would you say? How would you respond to an invitation to talk about courage? In this post, Tracey Mitchell shares a challenge to women to bump the bar of bravery up a notch or two.
During the difficult trials, my trust muscle often seems weak. Sometimes, we make situations more complicated than they really are. One morning, I gained clarity on how to simplify trusting God. It’s really not complicated to trust God more.
Popular Christianity proclaims that God wants us to be happy, He guarantees He’ll keep us from all harm, and when we call upon Him, He’ll deliver us. Then, we face hardships and wonder, If God loves me so much, why is this happening to me? In this guest post, Patricia Durgin, shares how she trusted God in the midst of devastating times.
I’m not a mountain climber, and I don’t play one on TV, but as I looked around me, mountains surrounded me. Have you ever been in the valley, looking up at the enormity of the mountain, yet feeling ill-equipped for the trek? When a mountain obscures our path, trusting God is the first step toward throwing that mountain into the sea.
Is it really important for a writer to understand personality types? After all, isn’t writing a solitary vocation? If you don’t see many other people during your working day, do you need to worry about the personalities of others? Our guest today, Linda Gilden, discovered several years ago that understanding the personalities made her writing much stronger.
Guilt. Agony. Shame. Embarrassment. Those are just a few of the feelings we can carry in our hearts from mistakes we’ve made in life. That’s not how God wants us to feel. Have you ever made a mistake and wondered, “How do I forgive myself?”
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