Growth

Healing Can Hurt (But it is worth it in the end!)

I recently asked God for a word for the new year and he gave me the word “healing”. At first, I was excited about this new word. But then reality hit. Because I realized what healing might actually mean. You see, when I fall, I tend to try and get back up as soon as… Continue reading Healing Can Hurt (But it is worth it in the end!)

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Answers to Prayer

Last year, under the encouragement of my Spiritual Director I had asked God for a word to help me focus and grow in my relationship with Him. The word He gave me was “MORE”. I felt He wanted me to grow MORE in my relationship with Him, to feel MORE loved by Him, and to… Continue reading Answers to Prayer

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When Giving Thanks Hurts (Part Two)

Earlier I wrote a post on how God asks us to give thanks in ALL circumstances, and how giving thanks sometimes hurts when life is hard. (Read that blog post HERE.) I was also working on creating a Thanksgiving devotional for my email subscribers, so I was looking up all sorts of verses about giving… Continue reading When Giving Thanks Hurts (Part Two)

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When Giving Thanks Hurts (Part One)

There are seasons when life is good. And then there are seasons when life is hard. When life is so painful that you can hardly breathe. When you have cried so many tears that you feel like you are drowning in them. When you wake up and don’t even want to get out of bed.… Continue reading When Giving Thanks Hurts (Part One)

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Feeling Small

Have you ever been in a dark vehicle on a warm summer night and heard the distinct buzz of a mosquito? Isn’t it interesting how such a small creature can cause so much fear as you swat at the air trying to keep it away from you? Or think about the cells that make up… Continue reading Feeling Small