Who Did It For You?

Hi! Do you remember the catch-all phrase, "That did it!"  Do you usually follow that statement with, "I can't take it anymore," or, "I've had enough?"  When someone expresses those two thoughts, it is only natural to wonder, what happened or who did what. But the question, "Who did it for you," is different?  It usually takes your thoughts away from low tolerance; and associates with something positive.  This question covers a broad spectrum.  Basically, it leads to another question: such as, "Who did 'What' for you?" Such as.... Who provoked you to go to another level in…
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Part III – “Can You See Your Strength During Your Toughest Moments?”

Hi! Did you read Parts I and II of this series?  Yes?   Did they spark something in you; and you decided to take a trip down memory lane to do a self-reflection?  Did you discover some traits about yourself that you didn't realize were there? Perhaps you uncovered your ability to push on no matter how difficult the circumstances?  Yes?  Did you give yourself a pat on the back while feeling a major sense of fulfillment?  Yes?  That's great.  Especially if your pat included you knowing that you can do all things through Christ…
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Part II – “Can You See Your Strength During Your Toughest Moments?”

Hi! Did you read Part I?  If not, please read it, so you can have a better understanding of where we're going with this writing.  If you read Part I, great!  ...Did it cause you to think about difficult situations that you've lived through?  Do you see how the Lord was with you even when you didn't think He was there?  Do you see the size of your dependence upon the Lord? In Part I of this series on tapping into your strength during your toughest moments, we touched on how writing is therapeutic.   What…
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Can You See Your Strength During Your Toughest Moments?

Hi! What keeps you during the worst times of your life?  How do you continue on when faced with jaw dropping circumstances?  Is it prayer alone?  Is it prayer, reading and believing the Holy Scriptures?  Yes?  Perhaps it's prayer, standing on God's Word, and journalling?  I guess you are saying, "journalling?"  Yes, journalling!   If you don't journal; just maybe you should. Do you believe writing is therapeutic?  I certainly do.  It's not only a means of releasing pinned up thoughts; but when you reread your writing, it shows you to you.  It shows you how…
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Is A Big Deal Really A Big Deal?

Hi! Have you ever had a pressing dilemma that you talked to someone about; and they brushed off your words, and said, "It's not that serious?"  Or perhaps you were super excited about something new happening in your life, and the person you told shrugged it off with a, "So what?"  How did their dismissal of your urgent matter make you feel?  What was your reaction?  Did their response calm you down or irritate you? Did their deeming what you felt as major as trivial cause you to undermine and question your maturity level?  Why?  Did…
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How Contagious Are You?

Hi! Have you ever been near a person that is coughing, sniffling, or constantly sneezing?  You may have sat at a dinner table, at a conference, or stood on an elevator with that person.  When this happens, what's the first thing that you do?  Or what's your first thought?  Most of us get away from them as quickly as possible; because we think the person is contagious; and we definitely don't want to catch what they have.  You know when someone walks up to you and tells you that the doctor says they have an airborne illness;…
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Can Disappointment Be A Friend?

Hi! Disappointment can occur through various circumstances.  At some point in everyone's life, we all will experience some form of disappointment, be it large or small.  How many ways has it happened to you?  Was it through a rejected job, college, credit, car or mortgage application?  Did it come through a sub-par test score or failed college course?  Were you seemingly overlooked for a promotion on your job or in ministry?  Did disappointment happen through a broken relationship or failed marriage?   Did someone whom you trusted and depended upon turn their back on you…
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What Are You Looking Forward To?

Hi! Have you ever experienced great feats, you're happy about reaching goals; and all of a sudden you become frustrated?  Oh yes, you may have finally landed that job, bought that car, finalized on that mortgage, started that business, received that far-reaching ministry assignment, landed that multi-million dollar deal or even entered into a promising relationship?  Life becomes greater for you; you're basking in these blessings; then out of the blue; frustration shows up?  Why?  Could it be that in the midst of driving in current accomplishments, the rut of routine has eased in? Or,…
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Where In The World Is Your There?

Hi! Do you ever feel unfulfilled; while there are so many new things happening in your life?  Have you ever wondered, "What am I searching for?  What do I need?  Where is this continuous longing coming from?"   Have you ever successfully reached goals that you set?  Yet once you accomplished those goals, you experienced a sense of dissatisfaction?  Why?  What is it that causes an ever rotating cycle of feelings that there has to be more? Many often say, "When I get to a place in life (or 'there').....I'm going to do this or…
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When Will You Finish What You Started?

Hi! How many false starts have you had?  I know you're wondering, "What is this girl talking about now?  What's a false start?" Well, it's easier to explain by describing a few. Let's say, you contemplated going back to school to get that first, second, or third degree.  For the first few weeks or months, you were all in.  You enjoyed adamantly researching colleges, and pondering over potential majors and programs.  The thought of earning a degree was exhilarating.  Then, suddenly, you lost interest and dropped the entire idea.  That's a false start. Or perhaps…
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