How do you empathize, support and give Godly advice to people who are chronically ill without taking responsibility for their burden? Dr. B shares tips on how to avoid compassion fatigue when your compassion for others crosses over into bearing a burden that is not yours to carry.
We all have difficult people in our lives, and at times, we can all be difficult people in others’ lives. Are you dealing with discouragement because of a loved one’s choices? Even when situations grow darker, Lyli Dunbar has found a way to keep hope alive as she prays for a difficult person to change. She’s sharing her strategy and encouragement in today’s post.
Have you ever created a wish list for Christmas as a grown-up? This year, what I wanted more than anything for Christmas was peace for my family and peace for my heart. As I read over Philippians 4:6-7, God’s command to tell Him what we need really jumped out at me. What I wanted most was something only He could provide. Asking God for what I need became the impetus for My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List. It’s not just for Christmas, but for the whole upcoming year.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with my friend, Janet McHenry, on an episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast. We talked about her practice of prayerwalking, what that looks like, and how that can enrich our prayer life as well. So many of my best prayerful conversations with God have been during my own walks around the neighborhood. With these 11 tips to begin prayerwalking, Janet shares with us about her journey with prayerwalking, and how you might incorporate prayerwalking into your own daily schedule.
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.
Prayer is such an important part of our faith life. Yet we have an accuser who wants to bring charges against us day and night. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast (How to Pray for an Incarcerated Son – Episode 124,) Shonda Whitworth shared with us what she learned about praying into the courtroom of heaven when her son was incarcerated. Our prayer life is crucial to our spiritual growth and wellbeing. Read more as Shonda shares about the power of praying into the courtroom of heaven and three basic ways to silence the accuser in the courtroom of heaven so our prayers will be unhindered.