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How to Help a Friend Who Is Hurting

How to Help a Friend Who Is Hurting

When I was 18 years old, my boyfriend died in a car accident. We were together since my junior year; he was my high school sweetheart.  It happened just two months after I finished my freshman year in college. People said long distance relationships don’t last, ours did. I was devastated. I felt empty and

The Difficult Stuff Is the Beginning of Joy

While I may have read in my Bible that we are in a spiritual war, that truth had not fully adjusted my expectations of this life. To accept that life is supposed to be hard is the beginning of joy. There is freedom in understanding that Heaven is coming and we are not there yet. We’re called to live, instead, aware

Woman of God, Trust God with Your Cup of Pain

Today we hear so much talk about success and how people obtained it. Success in biblical terms is vastly different. As we consider those whom God uses to stir their generations, we discover that the elements He used to shape them were torment, pain, sorrow, and failure. Consider godly Job. Here was a man who

Romans 5:3

Spiritual Growth – God Uses Problems to Shape You

We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. – Romans 5:3 Tell the truth. When you run into problems, what is your first and most common response: complaining? crying? yelling? denial? pouting? rejoicing? Unless you’re highly unusual (or slightly dishonest) you probably didn’t answer “rejoicing.” Let’s face it – it

The Daniel Plan Week 6 — Abundance

Abundance is my word for 2014. I didn’t anticipate how much doing The Daniel Plan would deepen my spiritual journey. I thought it would be a healthy, new beginning in changing my mindset and patterns about food and it would help get all that extra behind off of my behind… which it has, thank You,

Making the Best Out of a Bad Situation

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. — John 16:33 Winston Churchill inspired the free world as he defiantly declared, “We shall never surrender!” during England’s darkest days. History has shown that he, more

A Full Harvest of Victory

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Scripture Reading— Matthew 13:3-9 Key Verses — Galatians 5:22-23 There is something special about biting into a piece of fresh fruit. While Christians should make a habit of offering thanks for every meal,

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