Loss? It hurts. It hurts deep—and wide. It cuts in ways we can never anticipate. It feels like a renting of the soul—a tearing away of something so vital we often feel empty in response. Saying goodbye to loved ones, leaves us reeling. Dizzy. Absent. There’s no magic wand, you know? There’s no invocation that will … Continue reading A Time to Be Born and a Time to Die: Coping with Loss
I hope today you acknowledge the breadth of your awesome. I hope you cling to hope and optimism even in the face of doubt and despair. I hope you discover how beautiful and special you are and that you'll not only believe it but live like you do. I hope you find the silver lining. … Continue reading Because You Owe Yourself Love | Hugs and Fist Bumps
Even in hard moments ripe with despair, you can turn your wounds into wisdom. You can receive the strength you need to make it another day. Where there’s strength, there’s hope and when there is hope, anything is possible.
Sometimes, there isn't an explanation. I mean how do you begin? How do you try to justify ache inflicted at the hands of others who openly ridicule, mock and otherwise strip you of the little self-worth you've managed to salvage? Where would you even start? Do you start with "This too shall pass" followed by a … Continue reading In Search of Hope in Weighted Fields
A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Your pain has a purpose. Your problems, struggles, heartaches, and hassles cooperate toward one end--the glory of God. - Max Lucado Many of us, … Continue reading Don’t Begrudge Your Problem, Use It!